The science of climate change has achieved an increasing consensus among people across the globe. The evidence shows that human health will be affected adversely in many ways. Knowledge is still limited in many areas. A specific characteristic of climate change-related risks is that the underlying risks themselves change over time. Therefore it is important to contemplate whether future generations will be in a position to adequately address these changing risks if the present generation defers action. These climate change quotes from inspirational leaders will certainly ignite the change within to save our planet the time to heal.
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Here are 20 climate change quotes from inspirational leaders will certainly ignite the change within
1. Move towards sustainable spaces
Jan Gehl is renowned for his book Cities for people. He emphasizes the fact that healthy living can be attained only after building sustainable spaces and not destroying the environment to build spaces.
“First life, then spaces, then buildings — the other way around never works.” – Jan Gehl
2. Paul Hawken’s advice to go organic
In an attempt to take advantage of nature we are continually harming the environment. If this continues the future generations will have to face more than just climate change.
“At present, we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it gross domestic product.” – Paul Hawken
3. Science Warning Us
Science has laid down the facts that if we don’t act upon climate change, then the damage done will be irreversible and thus we’re doomed.
“We’ve been given a warning by science and a wake-up call by nature; it is up to us now to heed them.” – Bill McKibben
4. Step towards Survival
Tuvalu is experiencing one of the worst effects of climate change and scientists have predicted that in the next 50 to 100 years the whole island will be inhabitable. Preserving Tuvalu will be the first step towards saving the world.
“If we save Tuvalu we save the world.” – Hilda Heine
5. Water and Challenges
It is synonymous with development it leads the society towards nourishment and fulfillment.
“Water is the key to dealing with the twin challenges of poverty and growth.”
– Sunita Narain
6. Status Quo and its Effects
Nature does not affect depending on the financial status. Unlike other issues, we cannot buy ourselves out of climate disasters.
“Climate change is the greatest threat to our existence in our short history on this planet. Nobody’s going to buy their way out of its effects.”
– Mark Ruffalo
7. Make a Difference
While we all are set on our paths our goal must be to make a difference in the world – even if our contribution is minimal.
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
– Dr. Jane Goodall
8. Inevitable Catastrophe
The effects of climate change can be drastic and unpredictable. As a result, we cannot just switch to minimal eco-habits and hope that these changes will avert the catastrophe.
“The Earth is in a death spiral. It will take radical action to save us.”
– George Monbiot
9. Mission Implausible
We can’t handover a planet that is inhabitable to the next generation. It might seem improbable but it is our responsibility to preserve it for generations to come.
“We have a single mission: to protect and hand on the planet to the next generation.”
10. CO2 – O2 = No to life
Carbon emission has damaged the ozone layer if we can’t cut down on the carbon then say goodbye to life on planet earth.
“We must now agree on a binding review mechanism under international law so that this century can credibly be called a century of decarbonization.”
11. The threat is real and imminent
The threats that climate change poses are real and in front of us, we can’t ignore it anymore. It needs our attention right now.
“There’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent threat of a changing climate.”
12. The threat is real and imminent
The dire state of our planet is the by-product of our greed if we refuse to change and do not shun the harmful enterprises that are eroding our environment, then there will be no more tomorrow.
“People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change.”
13. All the hard work is on the line
All that hard work that brought us here will be in vain if we can’t stop climate change.
“Climate change increasingly poses one of the biggest long-term threats to investments.”
14. We are all in it together
You, me and us, need to join hands and bring in all the pieces necessary to break the toxic cycle of climate change.
“It’s a collective endeavor, its collective accountability and it may not be too late.”
15. Healing methodology of Science
Science and technology have all the tools we need to slow down climate change and allow it to heal.
“Never has science around the world been so abundant to meet the challenges that we have,”
16. Rise to the change
Bit by bit, step by step civilization is changing to the wish of the Mother Nature. Those who do not change get extinct, ask dinosaurs.
“The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have the facts and solutions. All we have to do is wake up and change.”
17. Justice for our planet
The world is interconnected, no matter how small or insignificant the change might be we need to do it for the prosperity of our people.
“This is not about the environment, it’s about the community, it’s about jobs, it’s about justice.”
18. Everyone is accountable
One step towards the goal is all that we need to make those footprints reach the destination. So, move your one step today for a better tomorrow.
“Although the magnitude of climate change may make individuals feel helpless, individual action is critical for meaningful change.”
19. Answer the suffocating question
The eyes of all the future generations are upon you, and you can’t choose to fail because you will never forgive yourself.
“The time to answer the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet is now. You can make history or be vilified by it.”
20. Climate change is not a dramatic hoax
Grounding is an essential part of being energetic. Many are disconnected from nature, from self, and from higher consciousness. Be more realistic, reconnect to nature, and allow the universe to heal.
“I think that we’ve become very disconnected from the natural world, and many of us, what we’re guilty of is an egocentric worldview.”