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‘I’m not a scientist, but I can use my brains and talk to one’

“I’m not a scientist either but I can use my brains and I can talk to one.” – former Florida Governor Charlie Crist in July 2014 responding to Florida Gov. Rick Scott's line, “I’m not a scientist.”

You cannot adapt to chaos.

"You cannot adapt to chaos." - unknown.

Weather you see from your window, climate you see from a satellite

‘Weather is what you see outside your window, climate is what you see from a satellite.’ – Scott Mandia, Professor of Physical Sciences at Suffolk County Community College, New York.

We must manage the unavoidable & avoid what is manageable

'Scientists say, when it comes to climate change, we need to manage what is unavoidable and avoid what is unmanageable.' — Thomas Friedman, NY Times columnist

Uncertainty? In science, 95% certainty is the gold standard

“In science, 95 percent certainty is often considered the gold standard for certainty.” - Seth Borenstein Associate Press science writer

The world is waiting for a ‘Yes’ from America

“Do we really believe in America is an exceptional nation and do we think we can really solve this challenge of climate change? The rest of the world is waiting for a 'Yes' from us.” – former Representative Bob Inglis.

The word "rival" comes from "people sharing the same river"

"The word rival, after all, comes from 'people who share the same river.'"

Many wars are ignited by conflict over scarce resources. Some consider Darfur the first "climate war."

The most effective and memorable request to your congressperson

“Rep. Cantor, we need you to promise us that you won’t leave office until Congress has solved the climate crisis.” — Elli Sparks, Citizens Climate Lobby group leader for Richmond, VA.

Tax carbon! Can restaurants throw their thrash into the street?

Fossil fuel industry is the only industry on earth throwing its waste out for free. If you run a restaurant, you have to pay someone to cart away your garbage. - inspired by Bill McKibben

Solutions! The exact opposite of farting at a cocktail party

'Society conspires to suppress the discussion of climate change. Someone once said that talking about climate change is like flatulence at a cocktail party.' – Dan Miller, clean technology venture capitalist and climate speaker.

Scientists & non scientists: Don't leave your citizenship at the door

"Just because we scientists have Ph.D.'s we should not hang up our citizenship at the door of a public meeting." – Dr. Steve Schneider (1945-2010) climate scientist at Stanford University.

Reject climate facts? Like smashing your bathroom scale to lose weight

“You can’t change (climate science) facts by ignoring them. This is like trying to lose 20 pounds by smashing your bathroom scale.” — Mike Breen, Executive Director of the Truman National Security Project, and leader of the clean energy campaign, Operation Free.

Reject climate change? your grandkids will read your words

Reject climate change? "Make sure to say that very publicly, because I want our grandchildren to read what you said and what I said." - Bob Inglis, Conservative Republican former Congressman from South Carolina

Reject climate change? That harms your beach house & your kids

'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.

Only poets can approach explaining this present danger

“Only poets can approach this task (describing the threat of climate change) until we come up with the right metaphor.” — Donald A. Brown, Associate Professor, Environmental Ethics, Science, and Law, Penn State University.

Ocean barnacles don't respond to Fox News, just sea level rise

‘Ocean barnacles don’t know science. They don’t read science. They don’t watch Fox News… What they do is they respond to the actual position of the ocean and they are moving up.” – Peter Harlem at Florida International University

Category:Who to Believe?
NASA: 'We study Earth because it is our only home.'

“We can’t go anywhere if the Kennedy Space Center goes underwater and we don’t know it...It is absolutely critical that we understand Earth’s environment because this is the only place we have to live.” – NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

Let’s create jobs that will save us, not cook us

“If public money is going to be spent on energy jobs, it has to be for the jobs that will save us, not cook us.” – author and social activist Naomi Klein.

Category:Clean Energy