I think the internal combustion engine will disappear from the streets of our cities in the next thirty years because transportation will be mass transportation, or probably electrical power.
Franklin Roosevelt was very concerned about environmental issues. Gaylord Ne
John McConnell may have used the phrase Earth Day before we did, (but) he knows our events were not similar. Ours was a political exercise. His was a peace exercise.
As far as I know, most organizations are avoiding population issues because they're politically frightened by the charge that comes from some proponents of immigration that if you oppose the immigration policy we have now, you're a racist.. There is no way in the world we can forge a sustainable soc
Trails are relatively inexpensive. A splendid national network of all kinds of trails can be established at less cost than a few hundred miles of super highway.
We must recognize that we're all part of a web of life around the world. Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.
Teddy Roosevelt of course was a great outdoorsman all his life.
Loads of chemicals and hazardous wastes have been introduced into the atmosphere that didn't even exist in 1948. The environmental condition of the planet is far worse than it was 42 years ago.
I'm for the environment but not for limiting immigration.
The bigger the population gets, the more serious the problems become... We have to address the population issue. The United Nations, with the U.S. supporting it, took the position in Cairo in 1994 that every country was responsible for stabilizing its own population. It can be done. But in this coun
Our air, water, soil, forests, oceans, rivers, lakes, scenic beauty, wildlife habitat, minerals, that is the wealth of the country.
There is no domestic issue more important to America in the long run than the conservation and proper use of our natural resources, including fresh water, clean air, tillable soil, forests, wilderness, habitat for wildlife, minerals and recreational assets.
Population and immigration are very difficult issues to discuss. Democrats and Republicans alike - for very different reasons - avoid it,
We must realize that we're all part of a web of life around the world. Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.
If we continue to address the issue of the environment where we live as though we're the only species that lives here, we'll create a disaster for ourselves
The issues are by some geometric number - 100 or 200 or 500 - times more complicated today than we appreciated them to be when Franklin Roosevelt was around.
I don't think most people understand where we're headed.
Every person has the inalienable right to a decent environment.
The fights in future will not be over whether we ought to do something, but over how we ought to do it, and that's a reasonable debate.
In the last half century we haven't had Presidential leadership that addressed this question in the broadest and most important aspect.
The ultimate test of a man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school
Reaching a general understanding that sustainability is the ultimate issue will finally bring us face-to-face with the political challenge of forging a sustainable society during the next few decades. It is a challenge we can meet if we have the leadership and the political will to do so.
The threat of nuclear war isn't nearly as important as the threat of the destruction of our resource base which sustains us.
We're going to have to do a whole lot more, and give nature at least a chance to repair some of the damage we've done.
Teddy Roosevelt of course was a great outdoorsman all his life. Gaylord Ne
All nations are degrading and consuming their environment to a point beyond capacity. In the past 15 years in the U.S. we have added 1300 cities with populations over 100,000. When the environment is forced to file Chapter 11, the ecology collapses. Nations recover from war but not from a failed eco
Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.
If we human beings learn to see the intricacies that bind one part of a natural system to another and then to us, we will no longer argue about the importance of wilderness protection, or over the question of saving endangered species, or how human communities must base their economic futures - not
The fate of the living planet is the most important issue facing mankind.