- If people
want to change, they will. If they don't want to, it's hard
to make them do so. The current interest in the environment
is a good thing. The best way to make a contribution in fashion
is to promote the idea that a fundamental interest in preserving
the environment is itself fashionable.
Armani # Changes,
- In securing
the future of the planet, we secure happiness for ourselves.
One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the tide of
pessimism amongst the young people of the world.
Brown # Future,
are better alternatives, ... Australia should be exporting
its solar technology, not its uranium.
Brown # Technology,
is a spiritual side to our connection with the planet. And
in this material world, that's anathema. It is somewhat worrying.
What I say.. it makes life. It gives us fulfilment. It makes
us whole human beings. And without it, we make mistakes. And,
boy, are the leaders of the world making mistakes at the moment.
Brown # Spiritual,
- The doubling
of oil prices ... is creating a more difficult environment
in which to act.
Brown # Oil,
- We have
to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism
towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our
society, of our people and our ecological systems.
Holmes a Court # Economic,
change is so big that people who study it.. and many do..
need to speak to it. They must present scientific papers,
they must appear in public, they must speak to the media and
we must hear their voices. In order to get policy right, policymakers..
governments.. need to make decisions based on sound science.
Garrett # Climate
- The message
today to the rest of the business community is there need
not be any conflict between the environment and the economy.
We will find the way not only to reconcile (those), but to
find new profits and new opportunities as we do the right
Gore # Business,
warming pollution, indeed all pollution, is now described
by economists as an externality. This absurd label
means, in essence: we dont to keep track of this stuff
so lets pretend it doesnt exist.
Gore # World,
- We sometimes
emphasize the danger in a crisis without focusing on the opportunities
that are there. We should feel a great sense of urgency because
it is the most dangerous crisis we have ever faced, by far.
But it also provides us with opportunities to do a lot of
things we ought to be doing for other reasons anyway. And
to solve this crisis we can develop a shared sense of moral
purpose. (talking about the environamental crisis)
Gore # Crisis,
- Men and
women want to do a good job, and if they are provided the
proper environment, they will do so.
Hewlett # Woman,
- I believe
our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole
world is facing, and that's habitat destruction.
Irwin # Belief,
- I think
my path would have always gone back to or delivered me to
wildlife. I think wildlife is just like a magnet, and it's
something that I can't help.
Irwin # Life,
- I am
optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically
on the reparation of our planet. Unfortunately there are countries
who are still destroying it, but we really hope the conservation
message rubs off in our film. Every cent we earn from Crocodile
Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single
Irwin # World,
- I found
passion for wildlife and willingness to lay his life on the
line so exciting. What you have in our academic arena is a
lot of people who are brilliant at what they doand boring
as the day is long.
Irwin # Passion,
- You completely
rediscovered & relived everything to do with wildlife.
Irwin # Environment,
- Be a
yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
Jobs # Quality,
- The development
of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself
so active in the destruction of forests that everything that
has been done for their conservation and production is completely
insignificant in comparison.
Marx # Growth,
- A strong
player, which has the sufficient critical mass, can withhold
pressure better and create a more stable environment that
benefits shareholders as well as employees.
Mittal # Strong,
polluted the stratosphere with these chlorine and bromine
compounds, and because it's now colder, and because we have
this change in the climate, we're getting more ozone loss
than we would have gotten in a normal year.
Newman # Environmental,
- All across
the world, in every kind of environment and region known to
man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating
storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate
over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it
real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly
new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster.
Obama # Environment,
the Kyoto Protocol enters into the force tomorrow, the world
will take a significant and long-awaited first step towards
stemming global warming. Instead of stepping forward as the
world leader on climate change, however, the Bush Administration
is clinging to the role of world obstructionist.
Pelosi # Global
- I am
a socialist and at the same time clear about a certain number
of values ... family values, environmental values, the value
of succeeding at school, the value of merit and respect for
work. To me these are not incompatible with being of the left.
Royal # Ideology,
- As people
seek to improve their living environment, there will be continuous
demand for residential property. Investment in real estate
market should have reasonable prospects in the long run.
Ka Shing # Improvement,
organic practices simply make sense, regardless of what overall
agricultural system is used. Far from being a quaint throwback
to an earlier time, organic agriculture is proving to be a
serious contender in modern farming and a more environmentally
sustainable system over the long term.
Suzuki # Environment,
- And that,
quite simply, is the issue. We live in a finite world with
finite resources. Although it may sometimes seem quite big,
earth is really very small a tiny blue and green oasis
of life in a cold universe.
Suzuki # Life,
especially people in positions of power.. have invested a
tremendous amount of effort and time to get to where they
are. They really don't want to hear that we're on the wrong
path, that we've got to shift gears and start thinking differently.
Suzuki # Leaders,
- We are
upsetting the atmosphere upon which all life depends. In the
late 80s when I began to take climate change seriously, we
referred to global warming as a "slowmotion catastrophe"
one we expected to kick in perhaps generations later. Instead,
the signs of change have accelerated alarmingly.
Suzuki # Nature,
- In the
environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's
for good, but our victories always seem to be temporary and
we keep fighting them over and over again.
Suzuki # Action,
- The secret
of success is to realize that the crisis on our planet is
much larger than just deciding what to do with your own life,
and if the system under which we live the structure of western
civilization begins to collapse because of our selfishness
and greed, then it will make no difference whether you have
$1 million dollars when the crash comes or just $1.00.
Williamson # Success,
- I grew
up in the country, which is probably why I'm so attached to
the land. I love it. I love the lay of the land. I love walking
the land. And I love knowing that it's my land.
Winfrey # Love,
- We are
very much believers that the web is an open environment, and
we need to make sure that people can find all kinds of different
stuff through Yahoo!, and not necessarily keeping people within
Yang # Belief,
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