“Something to think about: The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Let’s scale that to 46 years. People have been here for four hours. Our Industrial Revolution began 1 minute ago.
In that time we have destroyed more than 50 per cent of the world’s forests. This is not sustainable.”
“Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he or she sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.” –Robert F. Kennedy
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” ——John Muir
“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.” –Dalai Lama
“We exist in a bizarre combination of Stone Age emotions, medieval beliefs, and god-like technology.”
–Edward O. Wilson, author and biologist
“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
–Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
–William James, author
“I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that with 30 years of good science we could address these problems, but I was wrong.
The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy. To deal with those, we need spiritual and cultural transformation, and we scientists don’t know how to do that.”
By James Gustave Speth, an environmental lawyer
“Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it took a carpenter to build it.”
By the late Congressman Sam Rayburn of Texas