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We must savor the world before we can save it

Bite"Every morning I awake torn between a desire to save the world and an inclination to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day. But if we forget to savor the world, what possible reason do we have for saving it? In a way, the savoring must come first." – E.B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and ...
We must reach out to conservatives if we want solve climate change

Bite‘Somehow we have to convince conservatives, the champions of free enterprise, that climate action fits with something that they deeply believe. Then we can join all together and make it so that we solve this problem.’ – Conservative Republican former Rep. Bob Inglis.
We must manage the unavoidable & avoid what is manageable

Bite'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
We have met the enemy and it is Shell

Category:Human Causality
Bite"This is, at the bottom, a moral issue; we have met the enemy and they is Shell." - Bill McKibben
WE are the generation that must act now to solve climate change

Bite“We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it.” – Governor, Jay Inslee, Washington State.
We are not the radicals.  Oil companies are the radical ones..

BiteWe are not the radicals. Oil companies are the radicals. They are willing to alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere to make more money. - inspired by Bill McKibben, environmental author and founder of 350.org
Walmart's goal: use 100% renewable energy by the year 2020

Category:Clean Energy
Bite"Our goal to be supplied 100% by renewable energy is the right goal and marrying up renewables with energy efficiency is especially powerful." — Wal Mart President & CEO Mike Duke
Volcanoes? That’s like blaming climate change on Santa Claus

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

Bite“In science, 95 percent certainty is often considered the gold standard for certainty.” - Seth Borenstein Associate Press science writer
Tundra melt:  Would you believe a 4,000-year-old tomahawk?

BiteSenator John McCain saw direct evidence of climate change when a Yukon elder presented him with a 4,000-year tomahawk freshly melted from the permafrost.
To do nothing during a crisis is not a conservative thing to do

Bite"To do nothing when the situation is changing rapidly is not a conservative thing to do." — Spencer R. Weart from his book, The Discovery of Global Warming.
Time to act like this is an emergency

Bite“If (climate change) is an emergency, we have to act like it…But the good news is (if we act) we get to have a future for our kids.” — Naomi Klein, author and social activist
This is the most important thing you can do!

Bite"Very few people on Earth ever get to say: I'm doing, right now, the most important thing I could possibly be doing.' If you join this fight, that's what you will be saying." -– Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org
This is not a scientific debate. It’s a political debate

Bite‘If I have one message, it is that climate change is not a scientific debate. Its a political debate being made to look like a scientific debate.’ – Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.
Think you are too small to be effective? Think again

Bite'The argument that I am too small to make a difference is the equivalent of saying: Why should I pay my taxes? Why should I vote? Everyone has to do their own fair share.' – Dr. Stephen Schneider (1945-2010) Climate scientist at Stanford University.
Think Globally, Act Daily

Bite"Think Globally, Act Daily." - Brian Ettling
Think climate change is a bunch of hooey?  The Chinese do not

Bite"To my free enterprise colleagues -- especially conservatives here -- (if) you think it's all a bunch of hooey, the Chinese don't." — conservative Republican Rep. Bob Inglis.
Think 'We'll adapt'?  Our infrastructure may not be able to adapt

BiteOur very elaborate infrastructure won't work because it was designed for the climate we had, not the one we are going to have. — Dr. Richard Somerville, Distinguished Professor, Climate Research Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Things can happen much faster than you thought they could

Bite'Things take longer to happen then you think they will, and then they happen much faster than you thought they could.' – economist Dr. Rudi Dornbusch.