"Conservation is not just about saving animals; it's about saving ourselves. We depend on a healthy planet for our survival and well-being"
- Peter Knights
About this Quote
This quote by Peter Knights emphasizes the significance of preservation and how it is not practically conserving animals, however also about conserving ourselves. He is highlighting the fact that people depend on a healthy world for our survival and wellness. This indicates that if we do not take care of the world, we will not be able to make it through. Preservation is important for us to preserve a healthy environment and to make sure that our planet has the ability to sustain us. We need to act to secure our world and its resources, as our lives depend on it. Conservation is not almost protecting animals, but also about safeguarding ourselves. We should take duty for our actions and guarantee that we are doing our part to safeguard the planet.
"Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it's about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it's less than one ton. It's an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero"
"We're looking at Earth science, observing our planet. Also space science, looking at the ozone in the atmosphere around our Earth. Also looking at life science. And on a human level, using ourselves as test subjects"
"Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain range and we didn't enter it until after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon. So we went to the moon, played golf up there, before we went to the largest feature on our own planet"
"Wonder if there is life on another planet? Let's suppose there is. Suppose further, that only one star in a trillion has a planet that could support life. If that were the case, then there would be at least 100 million planets that harbored life"