The real negotiation is between humans on the one hand and chemistry and physics on the other. And chemistry and physics, unfortunately, don't bargain.
— Bill McKibben on the International Climate Change Summit
Man has reached the point where his impact on the climate can be as significant as nature's.
— D. James Baker, administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
I am a skeptic...Global warming has become a new religion.
— Nobel Prize winner for Physics, Ivar Giaever
Runaway greenhouse theories contradict energy balance equations.
— Miklós Zágoni, physicist and environmental researcher
If we take all this actions and if it turns out not be true, we have reduced pollution and have better ways to live, the downside is very small. The other way around, and we don’t act, and it turns out to be true, then we have betrayed future generations and we don’t have the right to do that.
This time it is not an asteroid colliding with the Earth and wreaking havoc: it is us.
It used to be controversial whether smoking caused lung cancer, it used to be controversial whether HIV caused AIDS. Now, there are a few mavericks who deny those things.
— Lord Martin Rees, Royal Society president and Astronomer Royal of Great Britain
Global warming causing climate change may be the ultimate issue that unites us all.
— Louise Burfitt-Dons
These organizations argue that since carbon dioxide is a vital chemical for plant life, more of it can only be a good thing, and that any reduction in CO2 output would be harmful to the ecosystem and the economy. This is analogous to saying that blood is good for you as it supports your body's critical functions, so you should be in favor of having 500 gallons of blood forcibly injected into your veins.
Pack your shit, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Maybe a little Styrofoam.