Best 1 027 of Environmental quotes - MyQuotes
One day, all children who will born on this planet ask,"When will we make windows, chimneys and clerestory in this, our home, which is severely suffocated for ventilation of the darkest thoughts, actions, and decisions of so called socialised people.
The societies of consumption and squandering of material resources are incompatible with the idea of economic growth and a clean planet.
David R. Brower
Keep your rivers flowing as they will, and you will continue to know the most important of all freedoms-the boundless scope of the human mind to contemplate wonders, and to begin to understand their meaning.
The disadvantages of a decentralized, spread out urban area are tremendous, and the environmental damage of urban sprawl cannot be ignored. As a large city, Tokyo must be used more efficiently and the population density increased.
The human body when kept in an indoor environment of low lux light will not realize that it is daytime, as it cannot sense the increasing levels of daylight that the genetics are accustomed to. As such, by late morning your body may start sending a signal for you to sleep!
Once government's objectives were economic growth and social cohesion. Now they are prosperity, fairness and environmental care
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
God forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the west... keeping the world in chains. If [our nation] took to similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts.
I thought I was gonna be an attorney, so I went to Dartmouth and I was a government major and I minored in environmental policy, and I didn't do anything academically around the arts.
Even in the vast and mysterious reaches of the sea we are brought back to the fundamental truth that nothing lives to itself.
Consuming three planets' worth of resources when in fact we have one is the environmental equivalent of childhood obesity - eating until you make yourself sick.
Business has a way of talking about how to create value, which is in some way isn't bad... We just need to start thinking about if the value we want to create is consistent with all social and environmental well being.
I never held Negroes to be inherently inferior. The statement in Marriage and Morals refers to environmental conditioning. I have had it withdrawn from subsequent editions because it is clearly ambiguous.
The human skin evolved in a natural electromagnetic radiation environment and is now in a very unnatural man-made one that is making many people sick.
The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind.
Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio.
Hydrologists have demonstrated that the meanderings of a creek are a necessary part of the hydrologic functioning. The flood plain belongs to the river. The ecologist sees clearly that for similar reasons we can get along with less channel improvement on Round River.
David E. Cooper
The focus of environmental ethics should indeed be on the virtues and how these inform our relationship to natural environments.
Though environmental orthodoxy holds that Third World deforestation is caused by rapacious clear-cutters and ruthless cattle barons, penniless peasants seeking fuel wood may be the greatest threat to our forests.
Most of the damage we cause to the planet is the result of our own ignorance.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making.
Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.
I had never been able to get a car that said how much I cared about the environment until I drove electric.
Trump's ignorance in environmental science is a threat to the entire planet.
The bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century.
The essential role of the environment is still marginal in discussions about poverty. While we continue to debate these initiatives, environmental degradation, including the loss of biodiversity and topsoil, accelerates, causing development efforts to falter.
I have a lot of intention behind what I put out there. The reason all this stuff I do works together, the environmental and social, collaborating with ballet companies to score a show, the bike tour - all of that stuff comes together through community building with music.
I think there is a danger that an environmental crisis can be used in precisely the same way as the terrorist threat can be used in terms of giving up freedom.
Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.
We only have to capture 1/10,000th of the solar energy landing on earth to completely satisfy all our energy needs.
[T]he great champion of the opponents of liberty, namely communism, had to find some other place to go and they basically went into the environmental movement.
R. Buckminster Fuller
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
These days we have Smartphones, Smartcars, Smartboards, Smarteverything, but consider this: if technology is getting smarter, does that mean humans are getting dumber?
Toxins love to get you while you're young. Lead, mercury, secondhand smoke and sundry other environmental nasties do a lot more damage when tissue is immature, vulnerable and growing than when it's mature and comparatively fixed.
... it is not a crisis of our environs or surroundings; it is a crisis of our lives as individuals, as family members, as community members, and as citizens. We have an 'environmental crisis' because we have consented to an economy in which by eating, drinking, working, resting, traveling, and enjoying ourselves we are destroying the natural, god-given world.
We will pay for this [climate change] one way or another. We will pay to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions today and we'll have to take an enormous hit of some kind. Or we will pay the price later in military terms. And that will involve human lives. There will be a human toll. There is no way out of this that does not have real costs attached to it.
Finally, since human beings are uniquely capable of producing materials not found in nature, environmental degradation may be due to the resultant intrusion into an ecosystem of a substance wholly foreign to it.
That whole environment was just incompatible with my beliefs and my personality. It was a dark time for me.
E F Schumacher
I started by saying that one of the most fateful errors of our age is the belief that the problem of production has been solved. This illusion, I suggested, is mainly due to our inability to recognize that the modern industrial system, with all its intellectual sophistication, consumes the very basis on which is has been erected. To use the language of the economist, it lives on irreplaceable capital which it cheerfully treats as income.
The sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away.
Will the new environmental leaders fight for eco-equity in this new "green economy" they are birthing?
Many of my contemporaries in the developed world see subsistence farming as soulful and organic, but it is a poverty trap and an environmental disaster.
The doubling of oil prices ... is creating a more difficult environment in which to act.
As President Bush has said on numerous occasions, it is the government's role to create the conditions, the friendly environment, that will attract capital.
We need to find three Saudi Arabias just to offset [the] decline.
The most unhappy thing about conservation is that it is never permanent. Save a priceless woodland or an irreplaceable mountain today, and tomorrow it is threatened from another quarter.
From year to year, environmental changes are incremental and often barely register in our lives, but from evolutionary or geological perspectives, what is happening is explosive change.
Wolves are very resourceful. All they need to survive is for people not to shoot them.
I was always a mad scientist type - an inventor and just a generally inventive person, and that has remained the same. But one thing that *has* changed is that I've always been aggressively pro-business, with the mentality that whoever pays me, gets me - but now, I'd rather be broke than contribute to destroying the world my son is inheriting - both the social fabric, and obviously the environmental.
According to Time magazine, global warming is 33% worse than we thought. You know what that means? Al Gore is one-third more annoying than we thought.