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66 climate change quotes: celebrities and politicians

In these 66 climate change quotes you can find a good material from scientists, entrepreneurs and celebrities about the climate change. 

When a important person speaks about a cause, it is really helpful to bring the discussion to the public debate and think of solutions. In tese sentences, you will find global activists of different fields talking about the climate cause.

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Choose your category and read this really important words by people that are changing the game: 

11 strong climate change quotes by celebrities 

Actors, models, singers, athlets and more. Find out what the poeple that are always in the spotlight have to say about the climate crisis: 

“One thing leads to the other. Deforestation leads to climate change, which leads to ecosystem losses, which negatively impacts our livelihoods — it’s a vicious cycle.” — Gisele Bundchen

“I hope to use my celebrity to motivate people and contribute to moving our global society back from the brink. I am surprised environment is not at the top of the agenda. What is more important than good and clean air?” — Don Cheadle

“It’s important for me to have hope because that’s my job as a parent, to have hope, for my kids, that we’re not going to leave them in a world that’s in shambles, that’s a chaotic place, that’s a dangerous place.” — James Cameron

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“Climate change is real. It is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.” — Leonardo Di Caprio

“Let’s double down on solar energy, let’s be more energy-efficient, let’s weatherize our homes. We can build a better, healthier economy based on good-paying, clean energy jobs.” — Ian Somerhalder

“We simply must do everything we can in our power to slow down global warming before it is too late… The science is clear. The global warming debate is over.” 

“Since global warming Eskimos now have twenty different words for water.” — John O’Farrell

“Climate change is the Everest of all problems, the thorniest challenge facing humankind.” — Lewis Gordon Pugh

“Climate change is the greatest threat to our existence in our short history on this planet. Nobody’s going to buy their way out of its effects.” — Mark Ruffalo

“The Earth should not be a worse place after my life than it was when I was born here.” — Rob Stewart

“The biggest risk to African growth climate change” — Paul Polman

21 memorable climate change quotes by politicians in English

They really can make a difference. To fight the climate disaster we need commmited politicians and here you can see what the main world leaders and other government agents say about the global warming: 

“The world must come together to confront climate change. There is little scientific dispute that if we do nothing, we will face more drought, famine and mass displacement that will fuel more conflict for decades.” — Barack Obama

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“We don’t have time to sit on our hands as our planet burns. For young people, climate change is bigger than election or re-election. It’s life or death.” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Global warming is too serious for the world any longer to ignore its danger or split into opposing factions on it.” — Tony Blair

“By polluting the oceans, not mitigating CO2 emissions and destroying our biodiversity, we are killing our planet. Let us face it, there is no planet B.” — Emmanuel Macron

“We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.” — Barack Obama

“Believe in the power of your own voice. The more noise you make, the more accountability you demand from your leaders, the more our world will change for the better.” — Al Gore

“I hold a vision of this blue green planet, safe and in balance. At the end of the Fossil Fuel Era, we are emerging to a new reality. We are ready to make the next leap — as momentous as abolishing slavery or giving women the vote.” — Elizabeth May

“Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, it’s common sense.” — Ronald Reagan

“Gordon Brown thinks you can solve climate change by changing your lightbulbs. I think you should solve climate change by changing the government” — Siân Berry

“We don’t have time to sit on our hands as our planet burns. For young people, climate change is bigger than election or re-election. It’s life or death.” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“We are the first generation to be able to end poverty, and the last generation that can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of cliamte change. Future generations will judge us harsly if we fail to uphold our moral and historial responsibilies.” — Ban Ki-moon

“Climate change isn’t something people get to choose to believe or not: it’s happening.” — Matt Gaetz

“We have a single mission: to protect and hand on the planet to the next generation. ”— Fraçois Hollande

The time is past when humankind thought it could selfishly draw on exhaustible resources. We know now the world is not a commodity” — François Hollande

“We must now agree on a binding review mechanism under international law, so that this century can credibly be caleed a century of descarbonisation.” — Angela Merkel

“There’s one issue that will define the contours of this century ore dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent threat of a changing climate.” — Barack Obama

“Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now.” — Barack Obama

“People need to stop financing denial of cliamte change.” — Al Gore

“Climate change increasingly poses one of the biggest long-term threats to investments.” — Christiana Figueres

“It’s a collective endavour, it’s collective accountability and it may not be too late.” — Christine Lagarde

“The climate is changing. The proper political debate would be how to deal with these risks.” — Steven Chu

3 climate change quotes by UN members

The United Nations has as a core mission to build a better society. Look at some climate change quots by the UN members: 

“The world is reaching the tipping point beyond which climate change may become irreversible. If this happens, we risk denying present and future generations the right to a healthy and sustainable planet — the whole of humanity stands to lose.” — Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of UN

“Climate change is the single greatest threat to a sustainable future but, at the same time, addressing the climate challenge presents a golden opportunity to promote prosperity, security and a brighter future for all.” — Ban Ki-Moon, Former Secretary-General of UN

On climate change, we often don’t fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.” — Kofi Annan

5 serious global warming quotes by religious leaders (of different religions)

The religious communities are always seen like “science enemies”, but this is not how it works anymore, specially on global warming, that is an importat issue for everyone. Read these quotes and discover what the leaders of different realigons are saying about the climate change: 

The time for seeking global solutions is running out. We can find suitable solutions only if we act together and in agreement.” — Pope Francis

“Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse.” — Desmond Tutu

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” —  Mahatma Gandhi

The violence that exist in the human heart is also manifest in the symptoms of illness that we see in the Earth, the water, the air and in living things.” — Pope Francis

“People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change.” — Desmond Tutu

14 quotes on global warming by famous scientists 

They are ahead of their time and, if wasn’t for science, we wouldn’t even know the dimension of the climate crises. They are in the front line, on IPCC, for example, to shed some light on the subject and find solutions. Read 14 quotes on global warming by scientists: 

“Pollution and climate change by excessive burning of fossil fuels are real threats, not the people who warn that we must take these threats seriously.” — David Suzuki

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” — Dr Jane Goodall

“It’s not that the world hasn’t had more carbon dioxide, it’s not that the world hasn’t been warmer. The problem is the speed at which things are changing. We are inducing a sixth mass extinction event kind of by accident and we don’t want to be the ‘extinctee.’” — Bill Nye

“One can see from space how the human race has changed the Earth. Nearly all of the available land has been cleared of forest and is now used for agriculture or urban development. The polar icecaps are shrinking and the desert areas are increasing. At night, the Earth is no longer dark, but large areas are lit up. All of this is evidence that human exploitation of the planet is reaching a critical limit. But human demands and expectations are ever-increasing. We cannot continue to pollute the atmosphere, poison the ocean and exhaust the land. There isn’t any more available.”Stephen Hawking

“It’s not climate change that needs to be tackled. It is the political power of the fossil fuel industry.” — Richard Denniss

The less we do to address climate change now, the more regulation we will have in the future.” — Bill Nye

We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.” — Stephen Hawking

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” — Henry David Thoreau

“When I was a boy in the 1930s, the carbon dioxide level was still below 300 parts per million. This year, it reached 382, the highest figure for hundreds of thousands of years.” — David Attenborough

One of the biggest obstacles to making a start on climate change is that it has become a cliche before it has even been understood” — Tim Flannery

“I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.” — Stephen Hawking

“We have to wake up to the fierce urgentcy of the now.” — Jim Yong Km

“Renewables are the key to securing energy for all in Latin America” — Tomas González Estrada

“Global warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening.” — James Hansen

5 alarming global warming quotes by activists on climate change

They make the hole society hear their powerful voices. They collaborate with different social groups to bring solutions, create laws and change our reality. Here you can see some impactant quotes on global warming by climate activists:

Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people, to give them hope, but I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.” — Greta Thunberg, 17 year-old Swedish Activist

“The planet will continue to cook.” — Paul Krugman

“The challenge of pollution and global warming is no longer the science, or the rate of innovation, but the rate of implementation: We have the clean solutions; now let’s bundle them and install them.” — Jens Martin Skibsted

“If you really think that the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money.” — Guy McPherson

“To all of you who choose to look the other way every day because you seem more frightened of the changes that can prevent catastrophic climate change than the catastrophic climate change itself. Your silence is worst of all.” — Greta Thunberg

4 entrepreneurs and their quotes on global warming

They have the power to change how things are produced. How can we figure out other processes, products and services that don’t hurt our planet Earth. 

Also, they are the great responsibles for the situtation that we find ourserlves globally. See what some of the greatest entrepreneurs we know have to say about the global warming in these quotes: 

“Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority.” — Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft

“Climate change is a huge challenge, but it can be brought in line if governments, businesses and individuals work together.” — Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group

“We are running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.” — Elon Musk

“Change or be changed, right? And what we mean by that is that climate change, if we don’t change course, if we don’t change our political and economic system, is going to change everything about our physical world.” — Naomi Klein

3 global warming quotes by journalists that will make you think 

They bring the discussion about climate change to every home with their research, interviews and updates on the matter. Read these quotes of jornalists on climate change:

“We really need to kick the carbon habit and stop making our energy from burning things. Climate change is also really important. You can wreck one rainforest then move, drain one area of resources and move onto another, but climate change is global.” — Sir David Attenborough, Natural World Broadcaster

“The Earth is in a death spiral. It will take radical action to save us.” — George Monbiot, Journalist

“The strongest governments on earth cannot clean up pollution by themselves. They must rely on each ordinary person, like you and me, on our choices, and on our will.” — Chai Jing

Video with global warming quotes

If you are a more video person, here in this video you can fin 10 quotes about the climate change that will inspire you to act today:

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