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ClimateBites - Climate Soundbites

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They'll blame us not for what we use, but what we waste.

BiteFuture generations "will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted." —Pres. Theodore Roosevelt.
Even schoolchildren know it'll be devastating

Bite"The world is perfectly on track to six degrees Celsius increasing the temperature, which is very bad news. And everybody, even school children, know this will have catastrophic implications for all of us."—Fatih Birol, IEA
Our new moon shot: Restore a healthy climate by 2070

Bite“We can restore the climate of the 1980s by 2070. It won’t require a miracle or big sacrifices, just the will and policies to do it.” — Peter Fiekowsky, physicist, business owner, and volunteer for Citizens Climate Lobby.
It's no longer enough to love and nourish a child.

Bite“It is no longer enough to love, feed, shelter, clothe and educate a child – not when the future itself is in danger. Being conscientious parents today also means working to protect the nation and the planet – now, before it’s too late.”—Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, 1988
The U-Turn Generation: turning things around

BiteThis is not Gen X, Y or Z. It is Gen U - the U-turn ­­generation whose task is to see global emissions slow, and over the next 30-40 years, drop to zero.
Hungry Children?  Feed them Candy!

BiteElectric utility CEOs say they must burn coal to meet our energy demands. Sure, hungry kids want candy not vegetables. Yet, burning coal or eating lots of sweets is not healthy for their future.
Will this disaster movie end with a kiss?

Category:ALL BITES
BiteClimate change is like one of those Hollywood disaster movies that pit obstructionists against ordinary people who become heroes. Those movies often end with a kiss. We don't know how the climate change story will end—will our grandchildren enjoy some end-of-movie kisses?
We'll see it, our kids will live it, our grandkids' lives will be defined by it.

Bite"We will see it, our kids will live it, and there's a question of whether our grandkids will make it through or not."
Reject climate change? That harms your beach house & your kids

Bite'If you dismiss all climate science as a hoax, I can’t help you. That’s between you & your beach house — and your kids, whose future you’re imperiling.' —Thomas Friedman, NY Times columnist.
Join the movement to stop the biggest threat to our planet

Bite'Climate change: the single biggest thing humans have ever done to this planet. One thing must get bigger: our movement to stop it.' — Bill McKibben, environmental author, activist, and founder of 350.org
The danger is not to the planet but our civilization

Bite‘The danger is not to the planet but to our civilization on the planet. This is the real challenge of climate change.’ – Adam Frank, writer for National Public Radio.
Deny global warming? Do you deny Air Force heat seeking missiles?

Category:Who to Believe?
Bite'In a bizarre sense, to deny global warming is to question the ability of the Air Force to put the right sensor on a heat seeking missile.' — Dr. Richard Alley, climate scientist at Penn State.
Unless you care a whole awful lot, nothing will change – The Lorax

Bite“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax by Dr. Suess
Stuffing ourselves senseless & leaving the tab

BiteMy generation were diners stuffing ourselves senseless at the Restaurant of the Earth's Riches knowing—while denying—that we'd be doing a runner and leaving our grandchildren a tab that can never be paid.
Let's give our kids a clean and green future!

Bite"Whether the climate is changing or not and whether people are responsible or not, these children deserve a clean and green future. Lets give it to them!" – Dave Finnigan, Founder & Director of Climate Change is Elementary.

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