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"The problem of climate change is so large that
it can't be solved by voluntary individual responses.
It requires an economy-wide solution, i.e. one that
limits the total carbon intake of the economy."
~ Peter Barnes
“The climate challenge illustrates how we have to
change. The developing countries need more support
and opportunities to develop and use clean energy.
Because if the current situation continues, then the
world will not be able to handle this burden.
-- Gro Harlem Brundtland
has been endowed with reason, with the power to create,
so that he can add to what he's been given. But up
to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer.
Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's
become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land
grows poorer and uglier every day.
~ Anton Chekhov
warming is a matter of national security. Will we
live in a world where we must fight our neighbors
for fresh water and food? Or will we take the lead
now and leave to our children and grandchildren a
world better off than the one we inherited from our
– General Wesley Clark
Deeper than temperature and the extinction of the
polar bear is the idea that we all share this beautiful,
ailing planet, Democrats and Republicans alike.
we are so blessed to live in a country where we enjoy so
many rights that other countries cannot even begin to imagine.
However, it terrifies me that we seem to have lost touch
with our connection to the earth. I am concerned that we
have risen to such heights of arrogance in our refusal to
acknowledge that our earth is rapidly changing in ways that
might affect us catastrophically but instead, we hold steadfast
to our belief that nothing can happen to us as a people.
“Can we really be so uncaring as a country to refuse
to accept our responsibility for global warming when
the United States is the largest contributor to this
problem? It breaks my heart to read everyday of another
environmental law that is being chipped away, eroded
by this Administration, and we’re not being provided
with incentives by Bush to cut back on our shameful
waste of energy. My husband, Bruce, wrote in one PSA
that during World War II the government asked everyone
to make sacrifices for the common good. We must demand
this of our Administration today for we all have an
obligation as citizens of this earth to leave the
world a healthier, cleaner, and better place for our
children and future generations.”
~ Blythe Danner
Our oil-based society depends on non-renewable resources.
It requires relentless probing into vast reaches of
pristine land, sacrificing vital bioregions, and irreplaceable
cultures. The possibility of catastrophic climate
change is substantially increased by the 40 million
barrels of oil burned every day by vehicles. We must
all move shoulder to shoulder in a unified front to
show this administration that the true majority of
people are willing to vote for a cleaner environment
and won't back down.
~ Leonardo DiCaprio
should not be drilling for oil anywhere because burning
oil and coal and natural gas is what's destroying
our environment, our climate. And we need the climate
if we're going to eat.
-- Paul Ehrlich
"Climate change is not just another issue. It is the
issue that, unchecked, will swamp all other issues.
The only hope lies in all the countries of the world
coming together around a common global project to
rewire the world with clean energy. This is a path
to peace --- peace among people, and peace between
people and nature."
-- Ross Gelbspan
What happened to Haiti is a threat that could happen
anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations,
you know, because of global warming, because of climate
change and all this.
-- Danny Glover
warnings about global warming have been extremely
clear for a long time. We are facing a global climate
crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period
~ Al Gore
"The good news is, we have everything we need now
to respond to the challenge of global warming. We
have all the technologies we need, more are being
developed.... But we should not wait, we cannot wait,
we must not wait."
~ Al Gore
Instead of trying to be responsible for all the problems
in the world, we should take on what we love and care
about. Then we honor both our inner world and the
outer world at the same time. There’s no separation
between the two, and there is no hesitation, no self-doubt.
This will help us develop great faith that others
are taking care of their piece. People who don’t know
the details about climate change may care deeply about
the forests, the animals, and the children. It is
very important that we share, not only our merit,
but also the responsibilities. Somehow we have to
relieve ourselves of the enormity, which is so debilitating.
~ Paul Hawken
were only a few degrees, that would be serious, but we could
adapt to it. But the danger is the warming process might
be unstable and run away. We could end up like Venus, covered
in clouds and with the surface temperature of 400 degrees.
It could be too late if we wait until the bad effects of
warming become obvious. We need action now to reduce emission
of carbon dioxide.
- Stephen Hawking
"America has the technology and resources to meet
all its energy needs while safeguarding the earth's
climate. The urgent question now is, 'Do we have the
will?' At least one city does, and I'm proud to live
~ Denis Hayes
Reversing global warming will take a World War II
level of mobilization. It is the work of tens of millions,
not hundreds of thousands.
-- Van Jones
change is the most severe problem that we are facing today,
more serious even than the threat of terrorism."
-- David King
tend to focus on the here and now. The problem is that,
once global warming is something that most people can feel
in the course of their daily lives, it will be too late
to prevent much larger, potentially catastrophic changes."
-- Elizabeth Kolbert
despite our many advances, our environment is still threatened
by a range of problems, including global climate change,
energy dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels, and loss
-- Dan Lipinski
We have a responsibility to protect the rights of
generations, of all species, that cannot speak for
themselves today. The global challenge of climate
change requires that we ask no less of our leaders,
~ Wangari Maathai
warming is no longer a philosophical threat, no longer
a future threat, no longer a threat at all. It's our
-- Bill McKibben
Federal policy over the past century has largely failed
to promote an energy system based on safe, secure,
economically affordable, and environmentally benign
energy sources. The tax code, budget appropriations,
and regulatory processes overwhelmingly have been
used to subsidize dependence on fossil fuels and nuclear
power. The result: increased sickness and premature
deaths, depleted family budgets, acid rain destruction
of lakes, forests, and crops, oil spill contamination,
polluted rivers and loss of aquatic species and the
long-term peril of climate change and radioactive
waste dumps–not to mention a dependency on external
~ Ralph Nader
change is a real deal. So, hey deniers — cut it out,
and let's get to work."
change is real, caused by human activity and already
devastating our nation and planet. The United States
must lead the world in combating climate change and
transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels
and toward energy efficiency and sustainability."
candidate running for president has got to answer
the following very simple question: At a time when
we need to address the planetary crisis of climate
change, and transform our energy system away from
fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainability,
should we continue to give $135 billion in tax breaks
and subsidies over the next decade to fossil fuel
for the oil, gas and coal industries are projected
to cost taxpayers more than $135 billion in the coming
decade. At a time when scientists tell us we need
to reduce carbon pollution to prevent catastrophic
climate change, it is absurd to provide massive subsidies
that pad fossil-fuel companies' already enormous profits."
Global climate change is real and we have a limited
time to change our behavior or live with the consequences.
We can all help by making small changes in our lives
to letting our voice be heard by our governing bodies.
As has always been the case in this country, if the
people demand change, it will come.
-- Kyra Sedgwick
climate change is real. The legislative branch of
our government is our last line of defense against
pollution which is why I am so grateful to have the
NRDC making our voice heard.
-- Kyra Sedgwick
will be no polar ice by 2060...Somewhere along that path,
the polar bear drops out."
-- Larry Schweiger, President, National Wildlife Federation,
warming threatens our health, our economy, our natural resources,
and our children's future. It is clear we must act."
-- Eliot Spitzer
If we are to have the public conversations essential
to taking on serious dilemmas from climate change
to criminal justice reform, we need forums for those
conversations. The media can facilitate the conversations
or shut them down. They can open up or constrain our
beliefs about what is possible, what is desirable,
who is deserving, and which perspectives are legitimate.
-- Sarah van Gelder
are on the cusp of a climate crisis, a point of no
return that will threaten our health, our economy
and our world."
It is upsetting that many people don’t seem to observe
what’s happening to the environment, what’s happening
in terms of global warming, the loss of habitats and
-- Joanne Woodward
James Audubon | Maude Barlow | Noel
Rachel Carson | Jimmy
Carter | George Washington Carver
Dalai Lama | Leonardo
DiCaprio | Sylvia Earle
Ford | Richard N. Goldman | Jane
Al Gore | Daryl
Hannah | Moby
Tory Peterson | Franklin D. Roosevelt
| Vandana Shiva
Steinem | Ted Turner
- April 22
Day - June 5