20 Climate Change Quotes That Will Inspire You To Action
We are hurtling toward the day when climate change could be irreversible. The symptoms can be seen now with the bushfires, rising sea levels, dangerous air pollution across the globe. We bring you climate change quotes from renowed people of the world with the hope that it will motivate you to make changes for the planet:
#1 The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
#2 A nation that destroys its soils destorys itself Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
– Franklin D Roosevelt
#3 Climate change does not respect borders; it does not respect who you are- rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call ‘global challenges,’ which require global solidarity.
– Ban Ki Moon
#4 We do not inherit the eath from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.
-Native American Proverb
#5 Not believing in something does not protect you from it.
#6 We need to get angry and understand what is at stake. And then we need to transform that anger into action and to stand together united and just never give up.
– Greta Thunberg
#7 The future will be green, or not at all.
– Jonathon Porritt
#8 We must face up to an inescapable reality: the challenges of sustainability simply overwhelm the adequacy of our responses. With some honourable exceptions, our responses are too few, too little and too late.
– Kofi A. Annan
#9 I’m often asked whether I believe in global warming. I now just reply with the question: Do you believe in gravity?
– Neil deGrasse Tyson
#10 When nature is viewed as a source of profit and gain, this has serious consequences for society.
– Pope Francis
#11 Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
– Leo Tolstoy
#12 Live simply so others may simply live.
– Mother Theresa
#13 There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.
– Annie Leonard
#14 Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it, and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.
– Wangari Maathai
#15 Climate change is the greatest threat to our existence in our short history on this planet. Nobody’s going to buy their way out of its effects.
#16 We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.
#17 Believe in the power of your own voice. The more noise you make, the more accountability you demand from your leaders, the more our world will change for the better.
#18 Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse.
#19 It’s not that the world hasn’t had more carbon dioxide, it’s not that the world hasn’t been warmer. The problem is the speed at which things are changing. We are inducing a sixth mass extinction event kind of by accident and we don’t want to be the ‘extinctee.
#20 One can see from space how the human race has changed the Earth. Nearly all of the available land has been cleared of forest and is now used for agriculture or urban development. The polar icecaps are shrinking and the desert areas are increasing. At night, the Earth is no longer dark, but large areas are lit up. All of this is evidence that human exploitation of the planet is reaching a critical limit. But human demands and expectations are ever-increasing. We cannot continue to pollute the atmosphere, poison the ocean and exhaust the land. There isn’t any more available.
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