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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Famous environment quotes - save nature

"I think it's crazy for us to play games with our children's future. We know what's happening to the climate, we have a highly predictable set of consequences if we continue to pour greenhouse gases into the atmosphere."
~ Bill Clintons speech at a United Nations Climate Conference in 2005

"We have modified our environment so radically that we must now modify ourselves to exist in this new environment."
~Norbert Wiener

"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."
~ Henry David Thoreau

"When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves."
~David Orr

"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment."
~Margaret Mead

"I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior."
~Darryl Cherney

"Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We're not the brain, we are a cancer on nature."
~Dave Foreman

"Sooner or later, wittingly or unwittingly, we must pay for every intrusion on the natural environment."
~Barry Commoner

"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?"
~Robert Redford

"Strict economy in the use of natural resources has not been practiced, but it must be henceforth unless we are immoral enough to impair conditions in which our children are to live."
~Daniel Burnham