8 Feb 2011

More quotes

Some more quotes that inspire and made me think, smile or cringe - for more click on the 'label' below.

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"In all debate on future energy policy, there is one central conclusion. The world is never going to run out of energy. Our friendly neighbourhood hydrogen bomb - the Sun - will not run out of fuel for hundreds of millions of years to come. The question is how we move from one means of generating energy to another. To achieve this transition there must be a wider recognition in society of the scale of the changes which are needed. Every individual must feel that he or she can do something and take increased responsibility for his or her actions. But a sixty per cent reduction in carbon use will require a real change in lifestyle. All over the world people have to change their ways and remodel their thinking. Otherwise Nature will do what she has done to over 99% of species that have ever lived, and do the job for us." Sir Crispin Tickell, Chancellor of the University of Kentin “Resurgence” magazine Jan-Feb 2005

"Ministry of defence is the ministry of war
International development – exploiting the poor
Liberation to strive – a better world for all
Or the struggle to compete in a gladiators hall."
Michelle Thomasson - see more here

"Capitalism and development was Britain’s gift to the world".
From Conservative Party green Paper on International development 2010

"The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment, not the other way around." Gaylord Nelson

"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy – sun, wind and tide… I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that." Thomas Edison (1931) in conversation with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone

“If we want to thrive, we need to move from a growth imperative to a resilience imperative”.

Tom Homer-Dixon ‘Upside of Down’ 2007

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed it's the only thing that ever does." Margaret Mead

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