That's what makes the difference - Wangari Maathai (1940 - 2011), environmental activist, first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 As long as there is no trust and confidence that there will be justice and fairness in resource distribution, political positioning will remain more important than service - Wangari Maathai (1940 - 2011), environmental activist, first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 If there's reason for hope, it lies in man's occasional binges of cooperation.
To save our planet, we'll need that kind of heroic effort, in which all types of people join forces for the common good - George Meyer, writer for The Simpsons As society moves forwards in the 21st Century sustainable development will increasingly be seen to be a resilience issue for protecting and enhancing our quality of life within ever decreasing environmental limits - The idea of sustainability can imply there is one perfect, unchanging future, if only we could work out how to get there.
I want to create a world where the environment doesn't need protecting - @momscleanairforce An investment isn't an investment if it destroys our planet - Greenpeace commenting on plans to drill for oil in the Arctic (July 2015) The biggest current challenge to achieving a greener Britain is the hesitant approach of political leaders - Green Alliance report 'Greener Britain' (September 2014) Do we have the intelligence and foresight to do anything other than accrue more "wealth" whilst destroying the planet?
- unattributable (2014) The fossil reserves that have already been discovered exceed what can ever be safely used.
The endless material growth of our economies is fundamentally inconsistent with these physical facts of life. Once there was endless controversy; now there is near unanimity.