There’s a surreal level of discourse in this country about this issue in particular, where we can see very dramatic impacts. And it’s not really complicated science that we’re talking about here. You’re heating up water and you’re melting ice and you’re getting higher sea levels. There are certainly some subtleties and there are a lot of unknowns. That is absolutely true, but there are also undeniable effects happening right now and yet we seem to be able to deny them. And that’s really kind of astonishing.
One answer is always ‘we’re gonna figure something out before the proverbial shit hits the fan.’
Is that true? That’s an empirical question and one that we can’t really answer in the abstract … Will our luck hold? Is that true? Can you just bank on that? I don’t know. We’re really intent on finding out.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
National Center for Atmospheric Research Spokesperson
We are running an uncontrolled expirament on the only home we have.
“Let us sing as we go. May our struggles and our concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope.”
Wen Stephenson’s Quotes
If enough of us are willing to fight, and to fight hard enough, and to fight lovingly enough , and never give up.
We know what the science says. What does your conscience say?
Hope- however irrational it may seem- think of women’s voting rights, slavery, civil rights
We are fighting for our humanity. Not simply a fight for our own survival- there are oppressive and dystopian forms of survival that aren’t worth fighting for.
We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.
Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies.
Have they forgotten that my mnistry is in obedience to the one who loved his enemies so fully that he died for them?
In those dark moments, we will continue the struggle for climate ustice because that’s what it means to be faithful to a God loves this world. We will continue this struggle becasue that is what it means to be faithful to the people and to the world that we love
Fossil fuel industry has increasingly moved towards klling democracy in order to be able to continue klling people for profit
I have at last as much right to call myself a Christian as the people who preach greed and intolerance in the name of Jesus.
McKibben is just a normal guy and he’s got no more power to make this happen than anybody else. I am my own best hope for my future. That nobody was going to get this done for us
We are building a movement to navigate that period of intense change in a way that maintains our humanity.
We stand together as representatives of a desperate generation.
Forced onto a radical path by the political and moral failures of older generations.
International Energy Agency stats that continued global investments in fossil fuel infrastructure would lock in catastropic warming.
They grabbed people’s hearts. They changed people and we’re not going to change back, because we’re aware now of things that we never were aware of before.
Other Cool Climate Quotes
We can no longer rely on the benevolence and wisdom of the political elites captured by a paradigm of greed, denial and apathy. I would add to that that it’s not all their fault- the public has for the most part turned away from this as well.
We would rather be ruined than changed
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die. WH Auden
Will our children ask why didn’t you ask, or wil lthey ask how do you find the moral courage to rise up and change?