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2015 Paris Climate Agreement is just “the starting gun”

Bite“(2015 Paris Climate agreement) is just a start. A beginning. It is not going to be enough get the CO2 reductions that we need. I see this as the starting gun.” – Dr. Danny Richter, Legislative Director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
2012 drought natural? Blame the car engine for a speeding ticket?

Bite"Blaming La Nina for the record drought is like blaming the car engine for the speeding ticket. See what happens when the driver steps on the gas?" - Hunter Cutting, Director of Strategic Communications at Climate Nexus
100% Certainty?  Not even the military requires this to take action

Bite"You never have 100% certainty in anything. If you wait for 100% certainty on the battlefield, something bad is going to happen." — Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (retired), former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations.
1 out of 33 dentists recommend sugarless chewing gum

Category:Who to Believe?
BiteWould you ever see a commercial like this? No, because then you would think, 'what are the other 32 out of 33 dentists saying?'
'This is not uncertainty.  It's high school physics and chemistry'

Bite'Certain gases trap heat in our atmosphere...Anyone who tells you that's uncertain is either very confused or they're lying.' — Naomi Oreskes, Professor of Science History at the University of Califormia (San Diego)
'Still want to debate if the earth is flat?'

Bite'Or if the sun revolves around the earth?' Climate Scientist Michael E. Mann's response to the statement that climate change is a hoax.
'Shine, Baby, Shine!' Not 'Drill, Baby, Drill'

Category:Clean Energy
Bite"I have nothing more to do with oil. I am producing my own energy -- solar energy," Larry Hagman (the actor who played oil baron J.R. Ewing on TV show Dallas) said in a television advertisement for SolarWorld, a Bonn, Germany-based solar system producer.
'Ronald Reagan would have fought climate change'

Bite'Before you get mugged by reality, take out an insurance policy. It’s the Ronald Reagan way.' – George Schultz, former Secretary of State for President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989.
'It feels like I keep reliving a bad 1970s disaster movie'

Bite- former Energy Secretary James Schlesinger responding the American addiction to fossil fuels and our inability to be energy independent
'I am not going fishing.  I want to get climate change right.'

Bite'Hey, Senator Inhofe, I am not going fishing. (Many) military people like me want to get climate change right.' — Ret. General Steve Anderson
'Conservatives support solar even more than progressives'

Category:Clean Energy
Bite“Conservatives support solar — they support it even more than progressives do. It’s about competition in its most basic form. The idea that you should be forced to buy power from a state-sponsored monopoly and not have an option is about the least conservative thing you can imagine.” – Bryan Miller,...
'Clean coal: as useful as a porous condom' – comedian Robin Williams

Bite'Clean coal is a bit like a porous condom: at least the intention was good.' – comedian Robin Williams.
"We have government by the majority who participate.”

Bite“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” – original source unknown. Attributed on the internet to Thomas Jefferson.
"We aren't passengers on Spaceship Earth, we're the crew."

Bite"We aren’t passengers on Spaceship Earth, we’re the crew. We aren’t residents on this planet, we’re citizens. The difference in both cases is responsibility." – Apollo Astronaut Rusty Schweikart
"politicians don’t create political will, they respond to it."

Bite"We adamantly believe that politicians don’t create political will, they respond to it." — Mark Reynolds, Citizens Climate Lobby Executive Director.
"If I were wrong, then one would be enough." — Albert Einstein

BiteIn 1931, a book was published, "100 Authors Against Einstein." Albert Einstein's response: "If I were wrong, then one would be enough."