Fossil Fuels Quotes

Quotes tagged as "fossil-fuels" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Carl Sagan
“Coal, oil and gas are called fossil fuels, because they are mostly made of the fossil remains of beings from long ago. The chemical energy within them is a kind of stored sunlight originally accumulated by ancient plants. Our civilization runs by burning the remains of humble creatures who inhabited the Earth hundreds of millions of years before the first humans came on the scene. Like some ghastly cannibal cult, we subsist on the dead bodies of our ancestors and distant relatives.”
Carl Sagan, Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

Naomi Klein
“Drilling without thinking has of course been Republican party policy since May 2008. With gas prices soaring to unprecedented heights, that's when the conservative leader Newt Gingrich unveiled the slogan 'Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less'—with an emphasis on the now. The wildly popular campaign was a cry against caution, against study, against measured action. In Gingrich's telling, drilling at home wherever the oil and gas might be—locked in Rocky Mountain shale, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and deep offshore—was a surefire way to lower the price at the pump, create jobs, and kick Arab ass all at once. In the face of this triple win, caring about the environment was for sissies: as senator Mitch McConnell put it, 'in Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana and Texas, they think oil rigs are pretty'. By the time the infamous 'Drill Baby Drill' Republican national convention rolled around, the party base was in such a frenzy for US-made fossil fuels, they would have bored under the convention floor if someone had brought a big enough drill.”
Naomi Klein

Dan Simmons
“Nobody gets beyond a petroleum economy. Not while there's petroleum there.”
Dan Simmons, Hyperion

Tom Robbins
“The dinosaurs died so that chat rooms may flourish”
Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

Ben Bova
“As long as we're tied to Middle Eastern oil we're tied to Middle Eastern politics. We're hostages to the terrorists and nutcases who want to wipe out Israel and the United States because we support Israel.”
Ben Bova, Powersat

Van Jones
“If we keep pulling death from the ground, we will reap death from the skies.”
Van Jones, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

Russell Gold
“Fracking ensures that the age of oil-and it's princely hydrocarbon cousin, the natural gas molecule-will not end because we have run out of fossil fuels. But it may end because burning these wonderful fuels puts the planet farther down a path we don't want to head down”
Russell Gold

“Individuals are told to reduce our "carbon footprint," and we should. But how many years of riding a bike to work would it take me to offset one F-15 flying for an hour?”
Bruce E. Johansen

“[...] obtenir la baisse de notre dépendance aux combustibles fossiles demande de la méthode et de la gestion, et non une croyance aveugle dans des objets techniques particuliers qui seraient nécessairement adaptés partout et tout le temps.”
Jean-Marc Jancovici, Transition énergétique pour tous : Ce que les politiques n'osent pas vous dire

Annalee Newitz
“A hundred years ago, this City[...]'s energy production, its food and fuel, came from all over the world, often traveling thousands of miles. People used energy just to ship more energy to the places that needed it. When you’re high on fossil fuel fumes, I guess almost anything can make sense.”
Annalee Newitz, Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future