Famous quotes by Environmentalists

EnvironmentalistsEnvironmentalists have actually long been alerting us of the threats of climate change and the need to act to secure our world. From Greta Thunberg to David Attenborough, these inspiring figures have actually been encouraging us to make a distinction and to take duty for our activities. Here are a few of their most effective quotes, which remind us of the significance of safeguarding our environment and also the requirement to act currently.
Small: I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is
Greta Thunberg
"I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is"
Greta Thunberg, Environmentalist
Small: For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required. First of all, of course, remnants of life
"For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required. First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there. These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible, so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: I would hazard a guess that we have found fossilized human remains of at least a thousand different specimens
"I would hazard a guess that we have found fossilized human remains of at least a thousand different specimens in South and East Africa, more or less complete at that. I think this is where the prelude to human history was primarily played out"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: I think an old style of addressing environmental problems is ebbing, but the rise of the so-called conservativ
"I think an old style of addressing environmental problems is ebbing, but the rise of the so-called conservative, political movement in this country is not a trend towards the future but a reaction to this very broad shift that we are undergoing"
Paul Hawken, Environmentalist
Small: Once again I stopped listening to the news this week
Donella Meadows
"Once again I stopped listening to the news this week"
Donella Meadows, Environmentalist
Small: Fundamentalists are panicked by the apparent disintegration of the family, the disappearance of certainty and
"Fundamentalists are panicked by the apparent disintegration of the family, the disappearance of certainty and the decay of morality. Fear leads them to ask, if we cannot trust the Bible, what can we trust?"
Garrett Hardin, Environmentalist
Small: The eyes of all future generations are upon you, and if you choose to fail us, I say: We will never forgive yo
Greta Thunberg
"The eyes of all future generations are upon you, and if you choose to fail us, I say: We will never forgive you"
Greta Thunberg, Environmentalist
Small: We are facing an existential threat and we need to act accordingly. We need to act now
Greta Thunberg
"We are facing an existential threat and we need to act accordingly. We need to act now"
Greta Thunberg, Environmentalist
Small: I want to feel safe. How can I feel safe when I know we are living in a time when our government and our media
Greta Thunberg
"I want to feel safe. How can I feel safe when I know we are living in a time when our government and our media have betrayed us, and they prioritize short-term profit over our long-term survival?"
Greta Thunberg, Environmentalist
Small: The climate crisis doesnt exist in the distant future. Its already here
Greta Thunberg
"The climate crisis doesn't exist in the distant future. It's already here"
Greta Thunberg, Environmentalist
Small: Change is coming whether you like it or not
Greta Thunberg
"Change is coming whether you like it or not"
Greta Thunberg, Environmentalist
Small: We need to start treating the crisis like a crisis, and we need to act as if we are in a crisis, because other
Greta Thunberg
"We need to start treating the crisis like a crisis, and we need to act as if we are in a crisis, because otherwise, we won't be able to get out of this situation alive"
Greta Thunberg, Environmentalist
Small: We are in the midst of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal econo
Greta Thunberg
"We are in the midst of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth"
Greta Thunberg, Environmentalist
Small: No one is too small to make a difference
Greta Thunberg
"No one is too small to make a difference"
Greta Thunberg, Environmentalist
Small: Adults keep saying: We owe it to the young people to give them hope. But I dont want your hope. I dont want yo
Greta Thunberg
"Adults keep saying: 'We owe it to the young people to give them hope.' But I don't want your hope. I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act"
Greta Thunberg, Environmentalist
Small: I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act
Greta Thunberg
"I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act"
Greta Thunberg, Environmentalist
Small: Scientific innovations continually provide us with new means of analyzing the finds
"Scientific innovations continually provide us with new means of analyzing the finds"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: I, too, am convinced that our ancestors came from Africa
"I, too, am convinced that our ancestors came from Africa"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: Earlier, 100,000 elephants lived in Kenya and we didnt have any noteworthy problem with it. The problem that w
"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"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: We are concerned that, in a few years time, this place of discovery, with its wealth of human fossils, the lik
"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"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: The elephants were being slaughtered in masses. Some were even killed in the vicinity of big tourist hotels
"The elephants were being slaughtered in masses. Some were even killed in the vicinity of big tourist hotels"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: I cant think of any other region in the world which is such a vast source of fossils
"I can't think of any other region in the world which is such a vast source of fossils"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: Paleoanthropology is not a science that ends with the discovery of a bone. One has to have the original to wor
"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"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: One should not forget that there are very few surviving items from this period, often just single, small bones
"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"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: Sadly, I am not able to take part in the fieldwork myself so much anymore, as both of my legs were amputated f
"Sadly, I am not able to take part in the fieldwork myself so much anymore, as both of my legs were amputated following an airplane crash twelve years ago"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some d
"Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: Whether or not all this came to pass in an East African ditch, I wouldnt like to say. Perhaps it happened in N
"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"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: We hope to find more pieces of the puzzle which will shed light on the connection between this upright, walkin
"We hope to find more pieces of the puzzle which will shed light on the connection between this upright, walking ape, our early ancestor, and modern man"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds can come up with completely different assessments. T
"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"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
Small: To investigate the history of mans development, the most important finds are, of course, hominid fossils
"To investigate the history of man's development, the most important finds are, of course, hominid fossils"
Richard Leakey, Environmentalist
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