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" Climate change is analogous to Lincoln and slavery or Churchill and Nazism: it's not the kind of thing where you can compromise. "
" What is frustrating people, me included, is that democratic action affects elections but what we get then from political leaders is greenwash. "
" Some Democrats deserve to be criticized. "
" What makes tar sands particularly odious is that the energy you get out in the end, per unit carbon dioxide, is poor. It's equivalent to burning coal in your automobile. "
" It's as certain that as long as fossil fuels are the cheapest energy, we will just keep burning them. "
" I tend to be naive and gullible, I guess, but I try to believe that governments believe what they say. "
" Recent warming coincides with rapid growth of human-made greenhouse gases. The observed rapid warming gives urgency to discussions about how to slow greenhouse gas emissions. "
" Tipping points are so dangerous because if you pass them, the climate is out of humanity's control: if an ice sheet disintegrates and starts to slide into the ocean there's nothing we can do about that. "
" As a government employee, you can't testify against the government. "
" I have been described as the grandfather of climate change. In fact, I am just a grandfather and I do not want my grandchildren to say that grandpa understood what was happening but didn't make it clear. "
" You have no time to do the science if you're talking to the media. "
" Scientists will say we can't blame global warming for any single event. In a sense that's right, but the fact that the frequency and intensity of these events is increasing you can blame on global warming. "
" The five warmest years over the last century occurred in the last eight years. "
" As species are exterminated by shifting climate zones, ecosystems can collapse, destroying more species. "
" Until the public demands otherwise, the policy makers will continue to serve their financiers. "
" On a per capita basis, Britain is responsible for more of the carbon dioxide now in the atmosphere than any other nation on Earth because it has been burning it from the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. "
" You can't tie a rope around the ice sheet. You can't build a wall around the ice sheets. "
" Global warming isn't a prediction. It is happening. "
" Coal is responsible for as much atmospheric carbon dioxide as other fossil fuels combined and it still has far greater reserves. We must stop using it. "
" We need to send a message to Congress and the president that we want them to take the actions that are needed to preserve climate for young people and future generations and all life on the planet. "
" The evidence for human-made climate change is overwhelming. "
" Adding CO2 to the air is like throwing another blanket on the bed. "
" The democratic process is supposed to be one person one vote, but it turns out that money is talking louder than the votes. "
" If your child gets asthma, the fossil fuel industry doesn't pay. Or if there's a natural disaster, the bill is paid by the taxpayer, not the fossil fuel company. "
" The United States did not sign Kyoto, yet its emissions are not that different from the countries that did sign it. "