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Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth.
I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Biofuels such as ethanol require enormous amounts of cropland and end up displacing either food crops or natural wilderness, neither of which is good.
I would point out that if you're a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change and that certainly wasn't because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy.
A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical of the claim that our carbon footprints, resulting from our use of fossil fuels, are going to lead to climatic calamities. But governments are not yet listening to the citizens.
No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
I really believe in the environmental movement right now - it only takes a little effort to make a big difference.
Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
We assume that everything's becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that's true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.
In Kenya women are the first victims of environmental degradation, because they are the ones who walk for hours looking for water, who fetch firewood, who provide food for their families.
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame - and only one - themselves.
Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio.
Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.
When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!
Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught.
Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium.
We need to accept the seemingly obvious fact that a toxic environment can make people sick and that no amount of medical intervention can protect us. The health care community must become a powerful political lobby for environmental policy and legislation.
Mother Nature comes up against reality, and the reality is that the system doesn't work.
Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life - all life.
Roger Tory Peterson
The sooner we get started with alternative energy sources and recognize that fossil fuels makes us less secure as a nation, and more dangerous as a planet, the better off we'll be.
I think so long as fossil fuels are cheap, people will use them and it will postpone a movement towards new technologies.
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.
If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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