Environmental Quotes

There has been a banking crisis, a financial crisis, an economic crisis, a social crisis, a geostrategic crisis and an environmental crisis. That's considerable in a country that's used to being protected.
– Jean-Francois Cope
There are two problems for our species' survival - nuclear war and environmental catastrophe - and we're hurtling towards them. Knowingly.
– Noam Chomsky
There are nuclear weapons in China, Iran, Korea and Pakistan. It wouldn't take much to send a couple of warheads off on this planet somewhere that would cause a lot of environmental damage, then if you have got someone who wants to retaliate you have real problems.
– Edward James Olmos
There are more effective ways of tackling environmental problems including global warming, proliferation of plastics, urban sprawl, and the loss of biodiversity than by treaties, top-down regulations, and other approaches offered by big governments and their dependents.
– Preston Manning
There are a tremendous amount of environmental issues that are on the table.
– Ed Rendell
The wave of new productive enterprises would provide opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities.
– Barry Commoner
The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters... and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.
– Jacques Yves Cousteau
The position I took at the time was that we hadn't really examined any of the potential environmental consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms.
– Jeremy Rifkin
The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.
– Richard Rogers
The most meaningful engine of change, powerful enough to confront corporate power, may be not so much environmental quality, as the economic development and growth associated with the effort to improve it.
– Barry Commoner
The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
– Gaylord Nelson
The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago, during and immediately after World War II.
– Barry Commoner
The main environmental challenge of the 21st century is poverty. When you don't know where your next meal is coming from, it's hard to consider the environment 100 years down the line.
– Bjorn Lomborg
The infrastructure for linking environmental health and public health is not working as well as it should.
– Samuel Wilson
The industrial processes in use today were developed at a time when no one had to consider what the environmental impact was. Who cared? But making ecological concerns matter to a company's bottom line will help it do the research and development that will reinvent everything we buy.
– Daniel Goleman
The government should set a goal for a clean environment but not mandate how that goal should be implemented.
– Dixy Lee Ray
The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it.
– Barry Commoner
The environmental movement, like all political processes, reacts best to disasters. But these are very slow, very gradual disasters in the making.
– Ted Danson
The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production - in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation - essential as they are, make people sick and die.
– Barry Commoner
The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline.
– Norm Dicks