Ecosystems Quotes

Ecosystems Quotes by Howard Warren Buffett, Sylvia Earle, Om Malik, Bill McKibben, Gary Larson, Shervin Pishevar and many others.

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Soil is a living ecosystem and is a farmer’s most precious asset. A farmer’s productive capacity is directly related to the health of his or her soil.
Howard Warren Buffett
We are all together in this, we are all together in this single living ecosystem called planet earth.
Sylvia Earle
Sure, Google’s and Apple’s ecosystems look a little different, but they are meant to do pretty much the same thing. For the two companies, innovation on mobile essentially means catching up to the other’s growing list of features.
Om Malik
One degree turns out to be enough to really unhinge all sorts of earth’s ecosystems.
Bill McKibben
Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any comparable period of time in human history, largely to meet rapidly growing demands for food, fresh water, timber, fiber and fuel. This has resulted in a substantial and largely irreversible loss in the diversity of life on Earth.
Gary Larson
At Hyperloop One, we’re committed to enabling disruption, and we recognize the importance of partnership in being able to realize the full potential of developing robust ecosystems that are needed to support Hyperloop’s capacity.
Shervin Pishevar
For the economy itself will die if our ecosystems collapse.
Leonardo DiCaprio
For millennia the two-million acre redwood ecosystem thrived and sheltered myriad species of life. In the last 150 years, 97 percent of the original redwood forests have been destroyed by timber corporations. … Big business cut-and-run logging operations have instilled a false dichotomy: jobs versus the environment.
Julia Hill
NIKE is focused on elevating and accelerating innovation in our products, services and our digital ecosystem. This requires progressive and agile technology solutions that keep pace with our growth, which is what Juniper’s solutions offer.
Anthony Watson
Anyplace of work where you have a cross section of work, you have mini-ecosystem. A little representation of what the planet is. You have the Alpha Dog. You have the young ones, the old ones. The pissed off one. The quiet one.
Ryan Reynolds
Families are ecosystems. Each life grows in response to the lives around it
Mary Schmich
No phenomenon can be isolated, but has repercussions through every aspect of our lives. We are learning that we are a fundamental part of nature’s ecosystems.
Arthur Erickson
Sloths actually are like furry living ecosystems all by themselves! Algae grows on their fur and they are also home to “sloth moths” who call them home and drink their tears.
Ann Burton
It doesn’t matter much where your company sits in its industry ecosystem, nor how vertically or horizontally integrated it is – what matters is its relative ‘share of customer value’ in the final product or solution, and its cost of producing that value.
Gary Hamel
I turned to the teeming small creatures that can be held between the thumb and forefinger: the little things that compose the foundation of our ecosystems, the little things, as I like to say, who run the world.
E. O. Wilson
The key to our oldest woodland is that it has been cut down and regrown, in some cases as often as 50 or 60 times. It is one of the most perfectly sustainable resources and ecosystems known to man.
Monty Don
We have a duty to rescue our closest living relatives as part of our wider responsibilities to conserve the ecosystems they inhabit.
Klaus Topfer
think we’re still stuck in that agricultural mindset, where we imagine that we can shape the Earth. Sure, we can do that. But the Earth has the power to shape us much more powerfully. To survive climate change, we’ll have to realize how dependent we are on our ecosystems for our own survival.
Annalee Newitz
Unwittingly, every event and every microorganism – insect, fish, bird, animal, etc. – is playing a role that maintains a perfect balance to our ecosystem, which also includes our atmosphere. Have you ever considered that we, you and I, are also apart of that?
Bryan Kest
An artist may sustain a body of work as an ecosystem, in which every part is used to every advantage, not consuming any part without regenerating it.
Jan Peacock
This is no longer a battle of devices, it is a war of ecosystems.
Stephen Elop
We cannot interfere in one area of the ecosystem without paying due attention to both the consequences of such interference in other areas and to the well-being of future generations.
Pope John Paul II
Our problems are solvable if they are clearly defined. To do so, we need to monitor our planetary life support systems the way doctors monitor a patient’s vital signs and then use that information to protect ecosystem services as though our lives depend on it, because they do.
Edith Widder
Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it… Eliminate one species, and another increases to take its place. Eliminate a great many species, and the local ecosystem starts to decay.
E. O. Wilson
There is a deep interconnectedness of all life on earth, from the tiniest organisms, to the largest ecosystems, and absolutely between each person.
Bryant H. McGill
Sometimes it’s hard to take everyday concerns seriously when you think about vanished ecosystems that existed 300 million years ago and were eradicated by giant explosions. My goals haven’t changed, because my goal has always been to save the world!
Annalee Newitz
When we settled our country, the dark forest was considered in some ways evil and something that you needed to plow or, later, bulldoze. We now have a new understanding of the interconnectedness of ecosystems and the need for bird flyways and why all species matter.
Douglas Brinkley
I find it quite useful to think of a free-market economy – or partly free market economy – as sort of the equivalent of an ecosystem. Just as animals flourish in niches, people who specialize in some narrow niche can do very well.
Charlie Munger
I think that the environmental movement is wisely moving away from a largely emotion-based argument for the spiritual or intrinsic value of Nature with a capital “N” and evolving toward a very hard-nosed case for the economic value of natural capital, ecosystem services, biodiversity, etc.
Edward Norton
The “developed” nations had given to the “free market” the status of a god, and were sacrificing to it their farmers, farmlands, and communities, their forests, wetlands, and prairies, their ecosystems and watersheds. They had accepted universal pollution and global warming as normal costs of doing business.
Wendell Berry
We don’t know nearly enough about the complexities of Nature. If we think we can eliminate natural ecosystems and substitute prosthetic devices, i.e. clean air or water with fusion energy – we are kidding ourselves.
E. O. Wilson
I run from Horatio Street down just past Battery Park City and back. It’s amazing to run and see the Statue of Liberty and the ferries coming in. People think if you’re not near Central Park, there’s nowhere to go, but there’s a whole ecosystem happening down here.
Andy Cohen
You want to find the really crazy but still somewhat reasonable outliers within the customer ecosystem.
Aaron Levie
The current market ecosystem is not sustainable, and significant changes are coming one way or another.
John Ramsay
The online video ecosystems thrives largely on ads.
Hank Green
Since nature has the most sustainable ecosystem and since ultimately agriculture comes out of nature, our standard for a sustainable world should be nature’s own ecosystem.
Wes Jackson
People need to know that they have all the tools within themselves. Self-awareness, which means awareness of the body, awareness of their mental space, awareness of their relationships – not only with each other, but with life and the ecosystem.
Deepak Chopra
Mycologists are few and far between. We are under-funded, poorly represented in the context of other sciences – ironic as the very foundation of our ecosystems are directly dependent upon fungi, which ultimately create the foundation of soils.
Paul Stamets
Landscape to me is a planar thing, just a view. Environment is everything down to the ecosystem. Big difference.
Michael Heizer
Biomimicry is basically taking a design challenge and then finding an ecosystem that’s already solved that challenge, and literally trying to emulate what you learn.
Janine Benyus
We are all part of the ecosystem.
Bette Midler
The passenger pigeon, the golden toad, the Caspian tiger: they are all gone, and other species hang by a thread. Our actions are not merely driving other species to extinction: we threaten our own survival, too, by destabilising ecosystems and destroying biodiversity.
Owen Jones
If I think the environment in the world needs to be cleaned up, let me clean up my own environment. Let me clean up the environment in my head – let me work with that pollution and that ecosystem.
Byron Katie
Mycologists are few and far between. We are under-funded, poorly represented in the context of other sciences – ironic, as the very foundation of our ecosystems are directly dependent upon fungi, which ultimately create the foundation of soils.
Paul Stamets
In a broader sense, the irony in all of this is the single most necessary element for life to exist, in fact, is killing everything, from our ecosystems to potentially our food supply if we’re poisoning fish and the foods that we eat. That is the broader sense.
Erin Brockovich
Each species on our planet plays a role in the healthy functioning of natural ecosystems, on which humans depend.
William H. Schlesinger
Eventually we’ll realize that if we destroy the ecosystem, we destroy ourselves.
Jonas Salk
In the time of the sacred sites and the crashing of ecosystems and worlds, it may be worth not making a commodity out of all that is revered.
Winona LaDuke
Ecosystems are holy. The word “environmental” is a deadly compromise itself. It’s a policy word that lives only in the head, and barely there.
David James Duncan
Isimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (rhinoceros) and the world biggest terrestrial mammal (elephant) share an ecosystem with the world’s oldest fish (coelacanth) and the world’s biggest marine mammal (whale)
Nelson Mandela
Water is our most precious and interconnected natural resource. It sustains all ecosystems, communities, and economies from local watersheds to the seas. It’s vital to sustaining our health, safety, and the environments in which we live and work. Simply put, water is life.
Alexandra Cousteau
The Christian message, like an ecosystem, is about process. In an ecological sense, the cross symbolizes a willingness to die so that the continuation of life might be served. Now we must extend our love to the unborn if we are to serve eternal life.
Wes Jackson
Our competitors aren’t taking our market share with devices; they are taking our market share with an entire ecosystem.
Stephen Elop
All of a sudden, if you think about the entire ecosystem of connected devices that can pull down information, access content and allow me to share and work and communicate, the vast majority now are not Windows computers. They are iPhones. They are iPads. They are Android devices.
Aaron Levie
Volunteers are the backbone, heart, and soul of the restoration movement. And whatever the eventual results of their labors may be, working to revive damaged ecosystems is transforming and strengthening their relationship with the rest of nature.
William K. Stevens
We are surrounded by a lot of failed ecosystems; the moon being one, Mars, Venus. ThereВ’s evidence of water on Mars and rivers and it didnВ’t take. Also, we have planets to guard us like Jupiter and Saturn that take the hits of the comets. It is miraculous that we exist on this planet, that it took.
Robin Williams
School leadership has been identified as another critical element of student success, and subsequently enough resources and training should be provided to our school principals and administrators to allow them to create a strong ecosystem in our schools and support teachers and parents as well.
Shaheen Mistri
We need to start looking at having a way of managing the whole ecosystem, because you can’t pick away at it piece by piece, you have to truly start being coordinated and managing our resources as a system. We haven’t gotten to that point yet.
Ted Danson
What I write about is how much influence it’s had in things like state legislatures and governorships and congressional races. The other thing that’s even more important in the long run is that very extreme money has affected the ecosystem of ideology in the country.
Jane Mayer
World Migratory Bird Day is an opportunity to celebrate the great natural wonder of bird migration – but also a reminder that those patterns, and ecosystems worldwide, are threatened by climate change.
Antonio Guterres
The iWatch will fill a gaping hole in the Apple ecosystem. It will facilitate and coordinate not only the activities of all the other computers and devices we use, but a wide array of devices to come.
Bruce Tognazzini
Earth as an ecosystem stands out in the all of the universe. There’s no place that we know about that can support life as we know it, not even our sister planet, Mars, where we might set up housekeeping someday, but at great effort and trouble we have to recreate the things we take for granted here.
Sylvia Earle
In calling society an ecological system we are not merely using an analogy; society is an example of the general concept of an “ecosystem” that is, an ecological system of which biological systems – forests, fields, swamps – are other examples.
Kenneth E. Boulding
As somebody who participates in the overall PC ecosystem, it’s totally great when faster wireless networks and standards come out or when graphics get faster. Windows 8 was like this giant sadness. It just hurts everybody in the PC business.
Gabe Newell
We took special pride in the fact that climbing rocks and icefalls had no economic value in society…We were like a wild species living in the edges of an ecosystem – adaptable, resilient and tough.
Yvon Chouinard
To be sure, American higher education is a diverse ecosystem, comprising institutions of all sizes, price tags, and mission statements.
Gordon Gee
The [film] industry is an ecosystem that’s sick.
Bette Midler
Even in our deep ocean, there are ecosystems at work with no light whatsoever down in the deepest portions of the oceanic abyss.
Alan Stern
We struggle with this every single day – will third-party apps have room in the future of ecosystems?
Noam Bardin
Trying to save ecosystems has more to do with changing egosystems.
Don Rittner
Sensory perception is the silken web that binds our separate nervous systems into the encompassing ecosystem.
David Abram
There are ecosystems like coral reefs [at risk] through ocean acidification. Those are valuable things that we should protect.
Bill Gates
As the GAO report recognizes, the long-term health of our forests relies on additional fuel reduction options and funding to reduce the risks that catastrophic fire poses to our nation’s ecosystems, communities and federal budgetary resources.
Greg Walden
Ecology is often confused with environmentalism, while in fact, environmentalism often leaves out the fact that people, too, can be a legitimate part of an ecosystem.
Frank Herbert
I am passionate about making sure that we collectively and proactively preserve all of the world’s most iconic coastal and oceanic wild places – those keystone ecosystems that are irreplaceable, breathtakingly beautiful refuges for fish and other marine wildlife.
Serge Dedina
The ecosystem of our world is a closed system: it would run out of gas, collapse of its own weight.
Joan D. Vinge
I think Kansas City has one of the strongest entrepreneurial ecosystems in the country.
Sharice Davids
Economic growth which strips out the planet’s ecosystems is not sustainable
Helen Clark
If we do nothing, we still get to a post-carbon future, but it will be bleak. However, if we plan the transition, we can have a world that supports robust communities of healthy, creative people and ecosystems with millions of other species.
Richard Heinberg
As species are exterminated by shifting climate zones, ecosystems can collapse, destroying more species.
James Hansen
Migratory birds connect people, ecosystems, and nations. They are symbols of peace and of an interconnected planet.
Antonio Guterres
Seasonally ploughing and harvesting crops will mash up a few moles, slice through a burrow of field mice and crush any ground-nesting bird chicks. Far more significant, however, is the creation of the field in the first place: an act that replaces entire ecosystems, along with all their animal inhabitants.
Tristram Stuart
What most people know but don’t realize they know is that the world is almost entirely solar-powered already. If the sun wasn’t there, we’d be a frozen ice ball at three degrees Kelvin, and the sun powers the entire system of precipitation. The whole ecosystem is solar-powered.
Elon Musk
Don’t think you have to be the disrupter to win. A fast-following disruptee will do very well if you can bring your existing customers and ecosystem along with you.
Geoffrey Moore
I love all of the ecosystems – mountains, deserts, rainforests. They’re beautiful, and nature has so many different flavors to it.
Louie Schwartzberg
The vast majority of species that are vanishing, we haven’t even discovered yet. How can you possibly put them back in nature if the ecosystem is gone?
E. O. Wilson
Putting our ecosystem in great peril is certainly not a part of Chinese culture that I know.
Yao Ming
Genres are like the surface of the ocean. There are waves and things moving, but you don’t instantly see all the reefs and ecosystems that’s happening beneath the surface.
Charlie Jane Anders
The most important thing we can do to save our oceans is to dramatically expand our efforts to establish new marine protected areas and make sure that critical fish spawning sites and ecosystems remain undisturbed.
Serge Dedina
The increasing diversification of media ecosystems after decades of state control, along with new digital tools that allow for greater citizen engagement, have led to a dramatic reshaping of the dynamics between citizens, media, and government.
Ory Okolloh
I believe citizens are beginning to realize that their birthright, a healthy ecosystem, has been stolen, and they want it back.
Charles Clover
Personal computing today is a rich ecosystem encompassing massive PC-based data centers, notebook and Tablet PCs, handheld devices, and smart cell phones. It has expanded from the desktop and the data center to wherever people need it – at their desks, in a meeting, on the road or even in the air.
Bill Gates
The raising of animals for food and all that it entails is the single most destructive force impacting our planet’s fragile ecosystems. Our planet simply cannot sustain the greed of billions of human beings who are eating other animals.
Sharon Gannon
With the demise of the biblical religions that have provided the American people with their core values since their country’s inception, we are reverting to the pagan worldview. Trees and animals are venerated, while man is simply one more animal in the ecosystem – and largely a hindrance, not an asset.
Dennis Prager
Finding mechanisms for putting carbon back into landscapes enhances biodiversity. More biodiverse ecosystems store more carbon, more securely and are more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Will Steffen
The damage that climate change is causing and that will get worse if we fail to act goes beyond the hundreds of thousands of lives, homes and businesses lost, ecosystems destroyed, species driven to extinction, infrastructure smashed and people inconvenienced.
David Suzuki
Elizabeth Rothra’s excellent biography of Charles Torrey Simpson restates his philosophies about the intrinsic value of natural ecosystems like the Everglades. No one knew better than he the history of the plants and animals of South Florida or conveyed it with more humor and enthusiasm.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument may be distant from our shores, but it will help us understand how healthy marine ecosystems work and how we can revive troubled seas closer to home.
Frances Beinecke
I would remind people on the planet that this is the only one we have, and we need to take care of it. I would want people to truly consider what we do and how we treat the earth, the ecosystems, and animals we share it with, and think about the legacy we want to leave behind.
Amanda Schull
I think buildings should imitate ecological systems. Ecological systems in nature before we had human beings you know interfere with them exist in a state of stasis – they are self-supporting, self-sustaining.
Ken Yeang
You should know what is taken out of the ecosystem in order to give you a moment’s sustenance.
Sylvia Earle
Fishing is taking a huge toll on the planet’s ecosystem. We are emptying the oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers as we fish them dry.
Sharon Gannon
We have the capacity to create a remarkably different economy: one that can restore ecosystems and protect the environment while bringing forth innovation, prosperity, meaningful work, and true security.
Paul Hawken
You cannot tackle hunger, disease, and poverty unless you can also provide people with a healthy ecosystem in which their economies can grow.
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Economies are embedded inside ecosystems. Companies dependent on tourism, for example, are affected by low rainfall – there’s less snow for skiers, and forest fires are more intense.
Paolo Bacigalupi
Ocean energy can contribute a great deal toward the protection or our atmosphere – without damaging marine ecosystems that are equally vital to the planet’s future.
Fred Krupp
Eventually, humans invented agriculture, which could be understood as a way of turning the natural world into a tool for our use. There’s evidence that we have been domesticating crops and animals for at least 15,000 years, adapting ecosystems to our preferred way of life.
Annalee Newitz
Climate change is threatening ecosystems in South Carolina, while making it less safe and more costly to live along our coastline.
Jaime Harrison
I pledge allegiance to the soil
of Turtle Island,
and to the beings who thereon dwell
one ecosystem
in diversity
under the sun
With joyful interpenetratio n for all.
Gary Snyder
AR is going to play such an infinite role in our lives that we have to establish clear ground rules respecting everyone’s rights. That means open platform and open ecosystems and protections that put user privacy first.
Tim Sweeney
The people of each generation perceive the state of the ecosystems they encountered in their childhood as normal and natural. When wildlife is depleted, we might notice the loss, but we are unaware that the baseline by which we judge the decline is in fact a state of extreme depletion.
George Monbiot
Often we treat certain aspects of ourselves as junk, having no value. We try to throw parts of ourselves in the garbage. But a human being is an ecosystem, and everything in that system is of value to the whole.
Stephen Schwartz
I stand by my assertions that although you can know what happens to any individual species that you modify, you cannot be certain what will happen to the ecosystem. Also, we have a strange situation where we have malnourished fat people. It’s not that we need more food. It’s that we need to manage our food system better.
Bill Nye
We are reducing the number of relationships. We are slowly but surely consuming the massive reserves of energy that have been accumulating and are stored in the ecosystems.
Gunter Pauli
It is important in any population to have an ecosystem around start-up ideas to leverage the most out of them such an ecosystem needs developing and most of this is about giving entrepreneurs confidence.
Vinod Khosla
That’s huge: just to clean up one ecosystem.
Byron Katie
Nothing has prepared sharks, squid, krill and other sea creatures for industrial-scale extraction that destroys entire ecosystems while targeting a few species.
Sylvia Earle
You can’t start with imbalance and end with peace, be that in your own body, in an ecosystem or between a government and its people. What we need to strive for is not perfection, but balance.
Ani DiFranco
We’re a small part of this ecosystem. When we go to a school and talk about investment banking, they are these monster financial conglomerates, and so we end up in the same pot. That is still an issue for us.
Ken Moelis
Progress does not have to be patented to be worthwhile. Progress can also be measured by our interactions with nature and its preservation. Can we teach children to look at a flower and see all the things it represents: beauty, the health of an ecosystem, and the potential for healing?
Richard Louv
Voting is completely important. People in America think democracy is a given. I think of it as an ecosystem, and what gets in the way of it is politicians and apathy.
Henry Rollins
The atmosphere, the earth, the water and the water cycle – those things are good gifts. The ecosystems, the ecosphere, those are good gifts. We have to regard them as gifts because we couldn’t make them. We have to regard them as good gifts because we couldn’t live without them.
Wendell Berry
We are clearcutting virgin forests around the world, and 95 percent of species in the clearcut zone have never been studied. So we clearcut a part of the virgin forest and now part of our ecosystem has been wiped out. Some of it may grow back, and some of it won’t.
Horst Rechelbacher
What I try to communicate is that there’s a lot of crossover between that feeling of romantic heartbreak and this devastating feeling of knowing that we’ve punched a hole in the planet and it’s spilling out oil and destroying the Gulf of Mexico and the ecosystem and seabirds and every creature.
TIME WENT ON, life with the children unfolding in its own ecosystem, small plastic toys seeming to grow up from the carpet like mushrooms, clothes falling to the floor like autumn leaves. Every once in a while she would blaze through the house and clean everything-at which point, the process would start all over.
Erica Bauermeister
In many environments, take away the ants and there would be partial collapses in many of the land ecosystems.
E. O. Wilson
I owned a 1972 Plymouth Valiant that we bought for $125. It was infested with cockroaches and geckos – it was its own little ecosystem.
Aaron Eckhart
For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and the sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.
Rajendra K. Pachauri
Apple has always leveraged technologies that the PC industry has driven to critical mass – the bus structures, the graphics cards, the peripherals, the connection networks, things like that – so they’re kind of in the PC ecosystem and kind of not.
Bill Gates
No piecemeal solution is going to prevent the collapse of whole societies and ecosystems … a radical re-thinking of our values, priorities and political systems is urgent.
Maude Barlow
Basically, I think 21st century conservation is moving toward preserving ecosystems by dealing with the needs of people.
Edward Norton
The value of biodiversity is that it makes our ecosystems more resilient, which is a prerequisite for stable societies; its wanton destruction is akin to setting fire to our lifeboat.
Johan Rockstrom
I think at all social networks, be it Facebook or Twitter or whatever it is, there’s an ecosystem that exist there. But there’s also an ego system that exists there.
Ashton Kutcher
It is about time that the religious and environmental faithful joined forces. No one wins when divisive politics pits the right to human life against the sanctity of biodiversity, or family values against ecosystem services. There are infinite compatible reasons to love, cherish and steward Earth.
Alex Bruce
The question for me is whether we can keep Earth a safe, pleasant place for humankind and the ecosystems we rely on.
Kate Sheppard
Once we start deliberately messing with the climate systems, we could inadvertently shift rainfall patterns (climate models have shown that rainfall in the Amazon might be particularly vulnerable), causing collapse of ecosystems, drought, famine, and more.
Jeff Goodell
While some livestock farms are much better than others, there are none in this country that look like natural ecosystems. Nature has no fences.
George Monbiot
Farming and fishing are the major causes of the collapse of both marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Meat – consumed in greater quantities by the rich than by the poor – is the strongest cause of all.
George Monbiot
There is a massive ecosystem that has to get built that looks like a biosphere. And the various parts of that biosphere better be there.
Juan Enriquez
It’s a beautiful aspect of narrative construction, hunting for the right images and metaphors to render our character’s hearts/minds/souls as though they’re ecosystems, full-fledged settings for a reader to inhabit like a place.
Joshua Mohr
Do you know what my favorite renewable fuel is? An ecosystem for innovation.
Thomas Friedman
Scientists have been saying, for an awfully long time, that we’re all interconnected. Scientists would use the word ‘ecosystem’ to express that idea. Obviously, people can’t survive without air and water, and we rely on plants and animals for food, and plants and animals rely on us to preserve their habitats.
Naomi Oreskes