Environmental Pollution Quotes by Philip Shabecoff, Li Keqiang, Stephanie Mills, Ralph Nader, John Muir, Andrea Bocelli and many others.
The bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century.
Smog is affecting larger parts of China, and environmental pollution has become a major problem, which is natures red-light warning against the model of inefficient and blind development.
Environmental pollution is a blight on people’s quality of life and a trouble that weighs on their hearts.
The sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away.
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
Even in the most beautiful music, there are some silences, which are there so we can witness the importance of silence. Silence is more important than ever, as life today is full of noise. We speak a lot about environmental pollution but not enough about noise pollution.
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
The most alarming of all man’s assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers, and sea with dangerous and even lethal materials.
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
All things are bound together. All things connect.
We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and his feelings as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.
People ‘over-produce’ pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it.
The favorite statistic is that the U.S. contains 6 to 7% of the world population but consumes more than half the world’s resources and is responsible for that fraction of the total environmental pollution. But this statistic hides another vital fact: that not everyone in the U.S. is so affluent.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children
We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
In the rich world, the environmental situation has improved dramatically. In the United States, the most important environmental indicator, particulate air pollution, has been cut by more than half since 1955, rivers and coastal waters have dramatically improved, and forests are increasing.
We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.
The most profound and serious indication of the moral implications underlying the ecological problem is the lack of respect for life evident in many of the patterns of environmental pollution.
Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.
Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We’re not the brain, we are a cancer on nature.