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“No matter if the science is all phoney, there are collateral environmental benefits.... climate change [provides] the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world.” - Christine Stewart Canadian Environment Minister
“Overall, we conclude that methane emissions associated with both the animal husbandry and fossil fuel industries have larger greenhouse gas impacts than indicated by existing inventories.” -Study Authors from the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
"The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton.” ― Al Gore
"I painted a grim picture of the consequences of steadily increasing temperatures, driven by mankind’s use of fossil fuels.But I have a confession to make: I was too optimistic.My projections about increasing global temperature have been proved true. But I failed to fully explore how quickly that average rise would drive an increase in extreme weather." -James E. Hansen
"However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers within a few years winter snowfall will become "a very rare and exciting event. Children just aren't going to know what snow is." - Dr David Viner, Scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia
“The data don't matter. We're not basing our recommendations [for reductions in carbon dioxide emissions] upon the data. We're basing them upon the climate models” - Chris Folland UK Meteorological Office
"We're seeing the reality of a lot of the North Pole starting to evaporate, and we could get to a tipping point. Because if it evaporates to a certain point -- they have lanes now where ships can go that couldn't ever sail through before. And if it gets to a point where it evaporates too much, there's a lot of tundra that's being held down by that ice cap." -Henry Waxman
“We ought to approach this challenge [of global warming] with a sense of profound joy and gratitude: that we are the generation about which, a thousand years from now, philharmonic orchestras and poets and singers will celebrate by saying, they were the ones that found it within themselves to solve this crisis and lay the basis for a bright and optimistic human future.” — Al Gore
"Black holes need cool gas to grow so this would have slowed down the growth of other black holes in smaller protogalaxies, even as the growth of black holes in the most massive protogalaxies continued apace. This global warming process could have basically quenched the latecomers. The early ones end up being the monsters and they prevent the overgrowth of the rest.” - Takamitsu Tanaka at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
"The products built in the factories of G.M., Ford and Chrysler are some of the greatest weapons of mass destruction responsible for global warming and the melting of our polar icecaps. " - Michael Moore
“The answer to global warming is in the abolition of private property and production for human need. A socialist world would place an enormous priority on alternative energy sources. This is what ecologically-minded socialists have been exploring for quite some time now.” - Louis Proyect Columbia University
“Some large meteoroids have skimmed the outer reaches of Earth’s atmosphere, skipping off back into outer space. As the atmosphere warms, it expands outward, potentially capturing large asteroids that would have otherwise been a near-miss. It seems that the dangers from global warming just keep mounting up…like the national debt.” - Professor Charles Boyle, chairman of U. of M.’s Near-Earth Asteroid Team (NEAT).
"We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society. Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to protect you from the coming storm. And ultimately, we will be judged as a people, and as a society, and as a country on where we go from here." - Barack Hussein Obama
"In terms of environmental impact, the lean population has a much smaller carbon footprint. The population with 40 percent obese people requires 19 percent more food energy for its total energy expenditure than the population with 3.5 percent obese people. This 19 percent increase in food consumption translates into an increase of 270 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.” - Phil Edwards London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
"I root for hurricanes. When, courtesy of the Weather Channel, I see one forming in the ocean off the coast of Africa, I find myself longing for it to become big and strong–Mother Nature’s fist of fury, Gaia’s stern rebuke. Considering the havoc mankind has wreaked upon nature with deforesting, stripmining, and the destruction of animal habitat, it only seems fair that nature get some of its own back and teach us that there are forces greater than our own". — James Wolcott, Vanity Fair