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Tuesday 25 October 2016
Margaret Thatcher (1988):
"We do not have a freehold on the earth, only a full repairing lease".
Sir Nicholas Stern (2006):
"The scientific evidence is now overwhelming: climate change presents very serious global risks, and it demands an urgent global response".
John McCain:
"Like other environmental challenges -- only more so -- global warming presents a test of foresight, of political courage, and of the unselfish concern that one generation owes to the next".
Malcolm Wicks, UK Energy Minister (2006):
"By the end of this century we will be living in a low carbon economy. We have no choice. Our current reliance on fossil fuels is unsustainable; our carbon emissions are throwing the climate out of balance".
Gordon Brown:
"As the Stern Report ... shows, the economic cost of this kind of climate change, the change which the world is currently headed for, would be comparable to the economic effects of a great depression combined with world war".
R K Pachauri, Chairman, IPCC (2005):
"Climate change: It's here. If we don't react, war, pestilence and famine will follow close behind".
Albert Einstein:
"The environment is everything else except me".
David Miliband (2006):
"Dangerous climate change... It's important not to be alarmist but it is very important to be alarmed".
David Cameron (2006):
"Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing the world and we must have a much greater sense of urgency about tackling it".
Niall Fitzgerald, UK CEO, Unilever:
"Sustainability is here to stay or we may not be".
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California (2005):
"Climate change: I say the debate is over. We know the science, we see the threat and we know that the time for action is now".
European Union:
"Faced with this mounting evidence of the harmful effects of climate change, the European Union is convinced that the world must take action to tackle the problem".
Tony Blair (2006):
"Climate change is probably the greatest long-term challenge facing the human race".
Josť Manuel Barroso, EU President (2008):
"Our mission, indeed our duty, is to build, over the next fifty years and beyond, a global climate- friendly economy.".
Barack Obama:
"Climate change is ... one of the greatest moral challenges of our generation".
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862):
"What good is a house, if you haven't got a decent planet to put it on?".
Gordon Brown (2007):
"The climate change crisis is the product of many generations, but overcoming it must be the great project of this generation".