Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Environment - Quotes

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children. - John James Audubon

All our efforts to defeat poverty and pursue sustainable development will be in vain if environmental degradation and natural resource depletion continue unabated. - Kofi Annan

Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority. - Bill Gates

Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us. - Bill Nye

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land. - Aldo Leopold

Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented. - Barry Commoner

Even when the pioneer didn't rape Nature, he divorced her a little too easily: he missed the great lesson that both ecology and medicine teach - that Man's great mission is not to conquer nature by main force but to cooperate with her intelligently but lovingly for his own purposes. - Lewis Mumford

If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live. - Maurice Maeterlinck

If the environment permits it, anyone can learn whatever he chooses to learn; and if the individual permits it, the environment will teach him everything it has to teach. - Viola Spolin

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace. - Wangari Maathai

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. - Ansel Adams

It is time for a sustainable energy policy which puts consumers, the environment, human health, and peace first. - Dennis Kucinich

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined, and the land grows poorer and uglier. - Anton Chekhov

People ‘over-produce’ pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it. - Ha-Joon Chang

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. - Stewart Udall

Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever. - Leonardo DiCaprio

The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations. I urge you to be sensitive to the many issues affecting the land and the whole environment, and to unite with each other to seek the best solutions to these pressing problems. - Pope John Paul II

The environment is the infrastructure of our communities. As a nation, as a civilization, it's our obligation to create communities for our children that provide them with opportunities for dignity and good health. When we destroy nature, we diminish ourselves and impoverish our children. We ignore that at our own peril. - Bobby Kennedy

The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. - Lady Bird Johnson

The magnificence of mountains, the serenity of nature – nothing is safe from the idiot marks of man's passing. - Loudon Wainwright

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved. - Richard Rogers

We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment. - Margaret Mead

What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. - Mahatma Gandhi

When environment changes, there must be a corresponding change in life. - Charles Lindbergh

When the last tree is cut and the last fish killed, the last river poisoned, then you will see that you can't eat money. - John May

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