Famous quotes by Environmentalists


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"Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm"
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"You should issue demerits for tree cutting or the destruction of humus"
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"You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere"
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"Calculating how much carbon is absorbed by which forests and farms is a tricky task, especially when politicians do it"
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"A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world's nations toward saving the climate"
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"A grand jury hears only one side - that of the prosecutor"
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"What Clinton did with Lewinsky was despicable but was no threat to the nation. That he lied about it repeatedly and to the public is a reason for us to cease to trust him and for him to resign"
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"There have been high crimes and misdemeanors, but they have been committed by the special prosecutor and the Congress, not the president"
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"The latest scientific assessment has almost doubled the predicted rate of warming if no changes are made"
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"The grand jury's job is not to weigh the evidence from both sides; it is only to decide whether there is enough evidence on one side to bring a person to trial"
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"The European nations take climate change very seriously"
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"The climate continues to deteriorate"
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"Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent"
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"Once again I stopped listening to the news this week"
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"In 1994 the U.S. Court of Appeals decided in the case of Oliver North to permit the release of grand jury evidence, because it had already been so thoroughly leaked"
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"I spent my time trying to understand grand jury procedure - a topic about which I never before had the slightest interest"
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"Glaciers are almost gone from Glacier National Park"
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"George W. cares as much about climate change as you would expect from a Texas oilman"
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"Everyone except the far right wing of the Republican Party realizes that oil, gas and coal burning are the main activities that have sent the climate into bigger floods, droughts, hurricanes, and El Ninos"
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"Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany have detailed plans to cut their greenhouse emissions by 20 to 50 percent"
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"Paleoanthropology is not a science that ends with the discovery of a bone. One has to have the original to work with. It is a life-long task"
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"One should not forget that there are very few surviving items from this period, often just single, small bones, a tooth, a sliver of the skull. Categorizing these pieces can be very difficult"
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"A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds can come up with completely different assessments. The discussions or controversies are endless. Once a year, we try to bring the most important discoverers together to exchange their experiences and knowledge"
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"Scientific innovations continually provide us with new means of analyzing the finds"
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"I, too, am convinced that our ancestors came from Africa"
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"Earlier, 100,000 elephants lived in Kenya and we didn't have any noteworthy problem with it. The problem that we have is not that there are now more elephants"
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"We are concerned that, in a few years time, this place of discovery, with its wealth of human fossils, the like of which can be found nowhere else in the world, could be completely destroyed"
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"The elephants were being slaughtered in masses. Some were even killed in the vicinity of big tourist hotels"
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"I can't think of any other region in the world which is such a vast source of fossils"
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"Whether or not all this came to pass in an East African ditch, I wouldn't like to say. Perhaps it happened in North Africa or further west, but Africa was definitely the place"
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