Copenhagen is not the end. Copenhagen is the beginning of a new journey.
Dr. Saleemul Huq, Oct. 2009

We are not an endangered species ourselves yet, but this is not for lack of trying.
Douglas Adams - Last Chance to See, 1991

If we follow business-as-usual then we will commit future generations to dangerous climate change, and if we exploit unconventional fossil fuels we could return the Earth to a hot state it hasn't seen since 55 million years ago.
Dr Tim Lenton, Tyndall Centre and University of East Anglia, 2006

Gulf states like the Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia... are agressively puring billions of dollars made in the oil fields into new green technologies.
New York Times, January 9, 2009

Man is a complex being; he makes the deserts bloom and lakes die.
Gil Stern

We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service relationship to humanity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's very important to understand that climate change is not just another issue in this complicated world of proliferating issues. Climate change is THE issue which, unchecked, will swamp all other issues.
Ross Gelbspan, author of Boiling Point

This is a beautiful planet and not at all fragile. Earth can withstand significant volcanic eruptions, tectonic cataclysms, and ice ages. But this canny, intelligent, prolific, and extremely self-centered human creature has proven himself capable of more destruction of life than Mother Nature herself... We've got to be stopped.
Michael L. Fischer, Harper's, July 1990

Considering the whole span of earthly time... Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species – man – acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world.
Rachel Louise Carson, American marine biologist and author, Silent Spring, 1907 – 1964

Eventually we'll realize that if we destroy the ecosystem, we destroy ourselves.
Jonas Salk , American physician and microbiologist, 1914-95

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
Chief Seattle

The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
Gaylord Nelson, former governor of Wisconsin, founder of Earth Day

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon him not understanding.
Upton Sinclair 1887- 1968

Your descendants shall gather your fruits.
Virgil, Roman poet, 70 BCE – 19 BCE

Only when I saw the Earth from space, in all its ineffable beauty and fragility, did I realize that humankind's most urgent task is to cherish and preserve it for future generations.
Sigmund Jahn, German cosmonaut

It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.
J.R.R.Tolkien, 1892 – 1973, English writer and university professor

Climate change is for real. We have just a small window of opportunity and it is closing rather rapidly. There is not a moment to lose.
Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Today we're seeing that climate change is about more than a few unseasonably mild winters or hot summers. It's about the chain of natural catastrophes and devastating weather patterns that global warming is beginning to set off around the world.. the frequency and intensity of which are breaking records thousands of years old.
Barack Obama

It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.
Dalai Lama

Pollution should never be the price of prosperity.
Al Gore, 2000

We know the science, we see the threat, and we know the time for action is now.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

People 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, 2005

The future of mankind can be assured only if we rediscover ways in which to live as a part of nature, not apart from her.
The Prince of Wales at the UN climate conference COP15, Copenhagen, December 2009

Beauty dies where litter lies.

I am sympathetic to developing countries’ concerns:
because of our emissions it’s their crops that will disappear;
because of our inaction, it’s their fields that turn to desert.
Senator John Kerry at the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen, December 2009

The paleoclimate record shouts to us that, far from being self-stabilizing, the Earth's climate system is an ornery beast which overreacts even to small nudges.
Dr. Wallace S. Broecker, 1931 - 2019

Some sort of carbon tax will have to be charged, when people use carbon-based fuels.
Dr. Wallace S. Broecker, 2012

It won't happen tomorrow, I won't be around to see it but maybe in ten or twenty years. These will be interesting times.
Dr. Wallace S. Broecker, 2012

We are working on making prototypes of capturing devices but we need millions of them. In order to make and test them, it will take between 10-20 years but the clock is ticking. Gradually all of the CO2 goes into the ocean. We need to come up with a technical solution. This is a major issue and we need to face it now.
Dr. Wallace S. Broecker, 2012

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