"Talk about the growing hunger, ask 'why' with deep concern. Don't you think the human race is ceaselessly vain?"
- Roy Khan, Kamelot
"We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today."
- William Hague
"On climate change, we often don't fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen."
- Kofi Annan
"Doing all we can to combat climate change comes with numerous benefits, from reducing pollution and associated health care costs to strengthening and diversifying the economy by shifting to renewable energy, among other measures."
- David Suzuki
"Climate change knows no borders. It will not stop before the Pacific islands and the whole of the international community here has to shoulder a responsibility to bring about a sustainable development."
- Angela Merkel
"There is an incredible renewable energy resource off both coasts of this country - wind and tidal energy that can power our economy, create good paying jobs and reduce greenhouse gas pollution."
- Chellie Pingree
"The human overpopulation issue is the topic I see as the most vital to solve if our children and grandchildren are to have a good quality of life."
- Alexandra Paul
"Some solutions are relatively simple and would provide economic benefits: implementing measures to conserve energy, putting a price on carbon through taxes and cap-and-trade and shifting from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy sources"
- David Suzuki
"The basic scientific conclusions on climate change are very robust and for good reason. The greenhouse effect is simple science: greenhouse gases trap heat, and humans are emitting ever more greenhouse gases."
- Nicholas Stern
"The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution."
- Ban Ki-Moon
Edward Kinsella III
"The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned."
- B.F. Skinner
"San: Even if all the trees grow back, it won't be this forest anymore. The Forest Spirit is dead. Prince Ashitaka: Never. He is life itself. He isn't dead, San. He is here with us now, telling us it's time for both of us to live."
- "Mononoke-hime" / "Princess Mononoke", 1997
"Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us."
- Bill Nye
"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
"By encouraging renewable energy sources such as wind energy, we boost [local] economy and we help reduce dependence on foreign oil."
- Tim Johnson
"In reality, studies show that investments to spur renewable energy and boost energy efficiency generate far more jobs than oil and coal."
- Jeff Goodell
"The relationship between renewable energy sources and the communities we expect to host them must be appropriate and sustainable and, above all, acceptable to local people."
- Owen Paterson
"Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans."
- Evo Morales
"What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing."
- Jay Inslee
"This harsh and splendid land with snow covered rock mountains, cold crystal streams, deep forests of cypress, juniper and ash is as much my body as what you see before you here. I cannot be separated from this or from you. Our many hearts have only a single beat."
- The Warrior Song of King Cesar
"Who is going to stay here?
Millions of people have been here before you.
Not even their names can be remembered.
They were all guests.
And millions of people will be here after we are gone."
- Osho Public Group
"I think human self-hatred may be the great untold story of the millennium. It's the common thread linking deep ecology and animal rights, the love and money we lavish on pets, the uneasy longing for extraterrestrials to be meddling with us."
- Annie Gottlieb
"There are a lot of people in the animal rights movement who can be very passionate and aggressive, and I applaud people's passion, but when people are judgmental and aggressive, all you end up doing is getting other people to turn away in irritation. To change people's minds, you have to respect the people you're talking to."
"There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all."
- Robert Orben
"Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented."
- Barry Commoner
"The squandering of oil and gas is associated with one of the greatest tragedies, not in the least resolved, which is suffered by humankind: climate change."
- Fidel Castro
"The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Society has to get a grip and put a tax on carbon. Of course, there is much that flows from that, and it is a complex situation. The small details of something such as climate change are political and social, and they are a lot about fairness and how we rebalance towards a fairer society."
- Richard Rogers
"I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe mankind has looked at climate change in the same way, as if it were a fiction. "
- Leonardo DiCaprio
"In tough times, some of us see protecting the climate as a luxury, but that's an outdated 20th-century worldview from a time when we thought industrialization was the end goal, waste was growth, and wealth meant a thick haze of air pollution."
- Alex Steffen
"Wind and other clean, renewable energy will help end our reliance on fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to humans and wildlife alike."
- Frances Beinecke
"Here at the edge of this world, here I gaze at a pantheon of oak, a citadel of stone. If this grand panorama before me is what you call 'god', then god is not dead."
- Agalloch, 'In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion'
"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more."