On the urgency of action

Abdalah Mokssit
Unless there are immediate rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting global warming to 1.5°C will be beyond reach.
(Abdalah Mokssit, Secretary of the IPCC, Aug 2021, IPCC press conference https://un-spbf.org/event/ipcc-press-release-climate-action-cannot-wait/)

On denial

Paul Simon
A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
(Lyrics of The boxer)

On personal action

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Nelson Mandela:
If not us, then who?
If not now, then when?

Barack Obama:
Yes we can.

David Attenborough:
Now is the time to act.

William Wilberforce
Having heard all of this you may choose to look the other way but you can never again say you did not know.

Live simply so that others may simply live.

George Bernard Shaw:
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;
the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

First published: 2007
Last updated: 19 Sep 2023