"When I was six years old, there were conflicting theories about how babies were born. Somebody said a stork brought them. Another guy said your parents bought them at the hospital. Another said girls had some kind of flap between their legs that babies came out of, and something about penises. ...
Category:Science & Uncertainty
Models are unreliable. I agree -- they are often late for photo shoots, and sometimes never show up at all!
Category:Oil & Coal Dependency
"If you like buying oil from the Saudis, you'll love buying solar from the Chinese!"— Thomas Friedman
Category:Terms & Communication
"It should be possible to write about science in plain English, though asking a scientist to do that is like asking a cat to bark."— Dr. Richard Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report.
“It’s a bit like asking us to believe in Santa Claus after we have seen our parents putting the presents under the tree.” – Naomi Oreskes, Professor of Science History at the University of Califormia (San Diego)
"People often ask if I believe in global warming. I now just reply with the question: 'Do you believe in gravity.'" — Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist and science communicator.
'(Contrarians) seem “certain” the world’s scientists are wrong, and spewing 90 million tons per day of man-made (CO2) pollution into the atmosphere couldn’t possibly be the problem.' — Al Gore
"My granddaddy used to say , 'if we could sell the wind, we'd be wealthy.' Well, who ever thought we would be selling the wind!' — Tim Alexander, resident of Roscoe, Texas.
Plot idea: 97% of the world’s scientists contrive an environmental crisis, but are exposed by a plucky band of billionaires & oil companies!
"(Climate change) is a challenge of our time and that is why I am on a crusade for a sustainable future and terminate climate change once and for all." – Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California and Hollywood movie star.
“You know how you know when climate change is real? When the hottest year on record is whatever year it currently is.” – Comedian and late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel