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Biofuels such as ethanol require enormous amounts of cropland and end up displacing either food crops or natural wilderness, neither of which is good.
We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.
You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
If you cut down a forest, it doesn't matter how many sawmills you have if there are no more trees.
Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination.
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
'Being green' is commendable, but I hope that people don't take too much pride and self-adoration because they shut off the water when they brushed their teeth. The truth of the matter is, conservation alone will do little to save our planet.
Yet, despite our many advances, our environment is still threatened by a range of problems, including global climate change, energy dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels, and loss of biodiversity.
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
Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
Mother Nature comes up against reality, and the reality is that the system doesn't work.
I think the future for solar energy is bright.
In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate - and even thrive - in an environmentally-friendly manner.
I find it interesting that many of the people who want to restrict fossil fuels live in well-developed countries where abundant and affordable energy is readily available.
Lee R. Raymond
As you heat the planet up, it's just like boiling a pot.
Green-tech could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st Century.
Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved.
We have no reason to think that climate change is harmful if you look at the world as a whole. Most places, in fact, are better off being warmer than being colder. And historically, the really bad times for the environment and for people have been the cold periods rather than the warm periods.
When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!
Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
Nature is regulating our climate for free. Mother Nature, she's been doing that for free, for a long, long time. Now do you really want to get in there and do geo-engineering and all this kind of stuff?
Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught.
Much of the debate over global warming is predicated on fear, rather than science.
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
Henry David Thoreau
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
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.
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