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Climate is a trend, weather is a snapshot

Bite"Climate is a trend, weather is a snapshot." – Adam Kutell, software developer and advanced level Toastmaster in St. Louis, Missouri.
Climate action is an opportunity to express our faith through love

Bite“Climate change is an opportunity to express our faith through love.” – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University.
Cities lead the charge on climate change action

Bite'Around the world, city leaders are not wasting time debating the science of climate change...we are taking action. There’s simply too much to do and too much at stake." — Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City
China’s pollution is no excuse for inaction

BiteSaying ‘we won’t do anything until China does’ is like saying ’We won’t protect free speech until China does.’ — Senator Barbara Boxer, California.
China pollutes? It's a tired excuse, like 'the dog ate my homework.'

Bite‘When people have talked of climate solutions, critics argued America can’t cut emissions as long as China pollutes. We can now retire that lame excuse to the same list that includes “the dog ate my homework.”’ – Steve Valk, Communications Director for Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Can’t trust politicians? Then British Monarchy should rule us again.

Bite‘If we can’t hold our politicians accountable, then we need to ask the British Monarchy come back because our experience in self governance failed.’ - Rep Bob Inglis responding to claim our elected leaders cannot be trusted to properly implement a carbon tax.
Can't reject science data just because you don't like it

Bite"The one thing we know in science and life in general is that we can't just throw out the data we don't like just because we don't like it." – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist at Texas Tech University.
Believe in global warming?  Great reply: Do you believe in gravity?

Bite"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.
Behind closed doors, most GOP lawmakers accept climate change

Bite“Most Republicans say the same thing behind closed doors: ‘Of course, I get that the climate is changing, of course I get that we need to do something—but I need to get reelected.’" — David Yarnold, President and CEO of the National Audubon Society.
Balloons go up! So gravity is a hoax?

Bite"See this balloon? It goes up when I let it go. This proves gravity is a hoax." – This educational message brought to you buy The Jim Inhofe School of Science.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Let's terminate Climate Change!

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Bite"(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.
Are you still debating if smoking causes cancer?

Category:Who to Believe?
Bite"Giving scientists and climate change deniers equal time is like having tobacco executives debate doctors on the safety of cigarettes." — Senator Brian Schatz from Hawaii.
Are you calling the U.S. Armed Forces 'Chicken Little'?

Category:Who to Believe?
BiteCritics call people concerned about climate change 'Chicken Little Alarmists.' However, U.S. Defense Dept. is worried about climate change.
Antarctic sea ice: like a napkin draped over a huge water pistol

Bite“The spreading sheet of sea ice around Antarctica could be viewed as a napkin being draped over a monstrous water pistol. “ – John Upton, science writer at
A very dangerous threat, not a "cocktail hour curiosity"

BiteClimate change is not a "cocktail hour curiosity." It is a very dangerous threat. Our climate system is an angry beast and we are poking it with a sharp stick. - inspired by Wallace Broecker
A political issue? Ultimately, it's an argument of humans vs. physics

Bite"(Climate Change) is ultimately an argument of humans vs. physics. It is not Republicans vs. Democrats, liberals vs conservatives, or environmentalists vs. industry. This issue is about whether the planet can live compatibly with our complex human brains." - Bill McKibben, climate activist and fou...
A political issue? That's like choosing sides over E = mc2

Bite"Climate change has taken on political dimensions...That's odd because I don't see people choosing sides over E = mc2 or other fundamental facts of science." — Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, Host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
A lump on lung: 'wait and see' or surgery?

BiteWhether you choose 'wait and see' vs. accept the doctor's recommendation for urgent surgery is a value judgment. Ignoring or resolving climate change is also a value judgment.
A livable planet: it’s not a special interest. It’s a public interest.

Bite“(To be successful) we have to take climate change and take it from a special interest to a public interest." – Bob Berkowitz, President and Founder of EcoAmerica.
3 phases of great scientific ideas: denial, resistance, & acceptance

Bite“Every great scientific truth goes thru three phases: 1st people deny it, 2nd they say it conflicts with the Bible, 3rd they say they knew it all along.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist and science communicator.