Appropriate Quotations on Climate Change
and Renewable Energy
"We, the people, still believe that our obligations as
Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond
to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would
betray our children and future generations."
Barack Obama, President of the United States
"First, we must stop wasting energy. A quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions
come from the home. Our housing stock – the oldest in Europe – is costing us
the earth… After transport, heating is the second biggest driver of energy
demand in Britain. British Gas research suggests that householders who put
in energy efficiency measures cut their gas consumption by 44%. Better
insulated buildings will do much of the work for us."
Chris Huhne, Former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
“How could I look my grandchildren in the eye and say I knew what was
happening to the world and did nothing.”
David Attenborough from Sunday Times
"I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I
hope we don't have to wait 'til oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
Thomas Edison (1847–1931)
“Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your
President John F Kennedy
But we must also look at renewable heat technology. More combined heat and
power schemes, putting waste heat to better use. More district heating schemes.
And more electric air and ground-source heat pumps, drawing warmth from the
outside world to heat the indoors. Better insulation, smarter homes, and more
efficient heating can help us cut our energy demand.
Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
"In the end, the question is not, how do we use nature to serve our
interests? It’s how can we use humans to serve nature’s interest?’"
“We must be the change we wish to see in the world”
"If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will
be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than
their fear. People who can open to the web of life that called us into
"All things are possible, once enough human beings realize that everything
is at stake."
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good
put together that overwhelm the world”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be, become
“You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things to compete. You
can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging
Sir Edmund Hillary, Mountaineer
"Ignoring climate change will be the most costly of all possible choices,
for us and our children."
Peter Ewins, British Meteorological Office
"The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can
dream of things that never were."
John F. Kennedy
"In the year 2065, on current trends, damage from climate change will exceed
Andrew Dlugolecki, General Insurance Development