Quotations About
environment

I have been haunted by that swim through the whale graveyard and haven’t been able to get the image of the bones out of my head. Man hunted whales almost to the point of extinction, not seeming to care that we would lose one of the wonders of the sea world forever. It is the coldness of the water in Antarctica that preserves the bones and makes it look like they were left there yesterday but I like to think they are there as a reminder of man’s potential for folly.

Achieving The Impossible - A Fearless Leader. A Fragile Earth. (2010)

If we pass on an unsustainable environment to our children we have failed them.

Address to the House of Lords (19 November 2010)

There’s nothing more chilling than swimming across open sea, where recently there used to be a solid glacier.

Address to the House of Lords (19 November 2010)

Everywhere water is under threat. It is our most precious resource. And there is no alternative to it.

Address to Cape Town Press Club, 13 May 2011

Never, ever did I think that there would be a debate in this arid country about which was more important – gas or water. We can survive without gas. We cannot live without water.

Karoo Anti-Fracking Speech to Shell in Cape Town, 25 March 2011

Arguably, we are the most intellectual species that’s ever walked on planet Earth. So how come, then, that this intellectual being is destroying its only home?… because we have just the one home. Maybe one day, people will be on Mars, but for the moment, we’ve got planet Earth, and we are destroying, we are polluting, we are damaging the future of our own species, which is very counterproductive from an evolutionary perspective.

Surviving Progress
Posted in: Jane Goodall

Once-ler: Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, things aren’t going to get better. They’re not.
Ted: You do know that you are talking in rhyme, don’t you?

Posted in: The Lorax