Environment Quotes

As long as skepticism is based on sound understanding of science, it is invaluable, for that is how science progresses

Thursday, October 13th, 2011
profile and shadows

Skeptics who continue to deride the global circulation models include Jack Hollander, emeritus professor of energy and resources at the University of California. In his most recent book, The Real Environmental crisis, Hollander opines that “computer simulations… do not provide an adequate basis for the catastrophic generalizations about future climate…

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Humans have come such a long way in such a brief time that our imaginations are irretrievably mired in the past

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Humans have come such a long way in such a brief time that our imaginations are irretrievably mired in the past. Perhaps, as seems to be the case with many American neoconservatives, they are trapped on the western frontier or in the last great war. For others they reside in a now obsolete national…

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We are the weather makers, and the future of biodiversity and civilization hangs on our actions

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
lightening strike

Much could go wrong with this linked lifeline to climate safety. It may be that the big power users will infiltrate governments further and stymie the renewables sector; or maybe we will act too slowly, and nations such as China and India will have already invested in fossil fuel generation before the price of renewables comes down. Or perhaps…

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It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
farm under stormy sky

All that was made or begun with that power will crumble, and he will be maimed for ever, becoming a mere spirit of malice that gnaws itself in the shadows, but cannot again grow or take shape. And so a…

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We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behaviour and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
curving staircase

“What do you believe? You never say anything. At the most you sometimes laugh.” I did not know how to reply, for all ideas seem equally good to me; the fact of their existence proves that someone is creating. Does it matter whether…

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