The facts are there that we have created, man has, a self-inflicted
wound that man has created through global warming.
America has not led but fled on the issue of global warming.
The danger posed by war to all of humanity - and to our planet
- is at least matched by the climate crisis and global warming.
I believe that t he world has reached a critical stage in
its efforts to exercise responsible environmental stewardship.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Global warming has melted the polar ice caps, raised the levels
of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities. Despite
its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
While human-induced global warming is not going to turn present-day
Earth into present-day Mars, global warming is dire enough
that our most distinguished scientists recently concluded
that as many as 1 million species on the planet could be extinct
by 2050 if affairs do not change.
On average, global warming is not going to harm the developing
The global warming scenario is pretty grim. I'm not sure I
like the idea of polar bears under a palm tree.
I want to testify today about what I believe is a planetary
emergency - a crisis that threatens the survival of our civilization
and the habitability of the Earth.
Testifying on impact of global warming
before US congress.
If you asked me to name the three scariest threats facing
the human race, I would give the same answer that most people
would: nuclear war, global warming and Windows.
The whole (global warming) thing is created to destroy America's
free enterprise system and our economic stability.
I'd say the chances are about 50-50 that humanity will be
extinct or nearly extinct within 50 years. Weapons of mass
destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring
the living daylights out of me.
All across the world, in every kind of environment and region
known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and
devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running
debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only
is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to
a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural
Global warming -- at least the modern nightmare vision --
is a myth. I am sure of it and so are a growing number of
scientists. But what is really worrying is that the world's
politicians and policy makers are not.
Global warming is too serious for the world any longer to
ignore its danger or split into opposing factions on it.
Some of the scientists, I believe, haven't they been changing
their opinion a little bit on global warming? There's a lot
of differing opinions and before we react I think it's best
to have the full accounting, full understanding of what's
George W Bush
Environmental organizations are formenting false fears in
order to promote agendas and raise money.
We will double our emissions in the next five years because
we are doubling our traffic. But if preserving the environment
means stopping poor people flying so only the rich can fly,
then screw it.
Chief Executive of Ryanair
We want to annoy the fuckers whenever we can. The best thing
we can do with environmentalists is shoot them. These headbangers
want to make air travel the preserve of the rich. They are
Luddites marching us back to the 18th century.
Ryanair Chief Executive on those who
criticized Ryanair's flight give-aways for fuelling the rise
in aircraft carbon emissions.
Our generation has inherited an incredibly beautiful world
from our parents and they from their parents. It is in our
hands whether our children and their children inherit the
The airline tycoon pledging $3 billion
to combat global warming by helping to develop alternative
Global warning is causing significant harm to California's
environment, economy, agriculture and public health. It is
time to hold these companies responsible for their contribution
to this crisis.
Attorney General for California on suing
America's six largest car-makers for their contribution to