Climate Crisis Quotes

Quotes tagged as "climate-crisis" (showing 1-15 of 15)
Bill McKibben
“When you are in a hole, stop digging!”
Bill McKibben

Barbara Kingsolver
“Entomologist Dr. Ovid Byron speaking to television journalist, Tina, who says, re: global warming, "Scientists of course are in disagreement about whether this is happening and whether humans have a role."
He replies:
"The Arctic is genuinely collapsing. Scientists used to call these things the canary in the mine. What they say now is, The canary is dead. We are at the top of Niagara Falls, Tina, in a canoe. There is an image for your viewers. We got here by drifting, but we cannot turn around for a lazy paddle back when you finally stop pissing around. We have arrived at the point of an audible roar. Does it strike you as a good time to debate the existence of the falls?”
Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior

Steven Magee
“One of the problems with climate change, global warming and global air pollution is that it may change the frequency and intensity of electrical storm activity. Too much lightning activity may cause excessive mating, aggression, fatigue, illness and disease to occur. Too little may turn off the animal and plant breeding cycles.”
Steven Magee, Electrical Forensics

“Future generations will look back at the time we are living in now. The kind of future they look from, and the story they tell about our period, will be shaped by choices we make in our lifetimes. The most telling choice of all may well be the story we live from and see ourselves participating in. It sets the context of our lives in a way that influences all our other decisions.

In choosing our story, we not only cast our vote of influence over the kind of world future generations inherit, but we also affect our own lives in the here and now. When we find a good story and fully give ourselves to it, that story can act through us, breathing new life into everything we do. When we move in a direction that touches our heart, we add to the momentum of deeper purpose that makes us feel more alive. A great story and a satisfying life share a vital element: a compelling plot that moves toward meaningful goals, where what is at stake is far larger than our personal gains and losses. The Great Turning is such a story.”
Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

Steven Magee
“I find it very sad that by the time corporate science realizes the value of nature, that it may be too late”
Steven Magee, Solar Radiation, Global Warming and Human Disease

Steven Magee
“Environmental radiation research is the rent I pay for living on this planet.”
Steven Magee, Solar Radiation, Global Warming and Human Disease

Donald Firesmith
“We spent a few hours struggling to come up with better explanations, but each suggestion was shot down almost as soon as it was made. The suggestions became wilder, eventually to the point of silliness.”
Donald G. Firesmith, What Lurks Below

“Calling the earth activists, lightworkers, spiritual warriors. Stay awake. Take action. Spread awareness.”
Eileen Anglin

Donald Firesmith
“Woe to any climate denier who called climate change a hoax when she was nearby.”
Donald G. Firesmith, What Lurks Below

Abhijit Naskar
“The green-house gas emission caused by us is the main ingredient in the poisonous cocktail of global warming which will eventually destroy your children.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“As the planet gets warmer, we are going to have more intense and frequent heat waves, which would in turn increase the rate of death from illnesses as well, like heart attack, heat stroke, organ failure, and others.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Providing food, shelter, clothing and education is not enough any more, because all of this would have no meaning in the end, if your children do not have a planet to live on with health and prosperity.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“You have been obsessed with entertainment for so long, that you have almost gone blind to the obvious signs of distress that Mother Earth has been sending for decades.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Want to solve global warming! Ditch the car and ride a bike instead.”
Abhijit Naskar