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Steve Sawyer
Wind power is now successfully competing with heavily subsidized incumbents across the globe, building new industries, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and leading the way towards a clean energy future. We are well into a period of disruptive change, moving away from power systems centered on a few large, polluting plants towards markets increasingly dominated by a range of widely distributed renewable energy sources. We need to get to a zero emissions power system well before 2050 if we are to meet our climate change and development
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NEW Apr 26 2017
Climate change has been commented on by 379 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Climate change are: Donald J. Trump, Barack Obama, Ban Ki-moon and John Kerry. For instance, the most recent quote from Donald J. Trump is: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”.
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Ellen Coombs

We must not let cuts to science funding continue. We must also ensure that climate change is talked about as it's going to affect us all and it's vital that we remind people what the scientific community have given us, and continue to give

Steve Holtzman

If you take certain positions – denying climate change would be an example; questioning the validity of a wealth of evidence that vaccinations don't cause autism; speaking in terms of alternative facts as if facts are things which are merely

John Maraganore - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

I think it stands for a gathering of a group of people to express their views under a set of circumstances where diversity is under attack, where the facts of climate change are being challenged, the NIH budget is being proposed to be shrunk, and where FDA standards on efficacy and safety are being questioned. These are science-based philosophies and views that are truly being questioned right

Melissa Kroll

Dodger is one of those once in a lifetime dogs. He's a total meathead! Always ready to play sports or workout. But don't be fooled! He enjoys thoughtful discussions on climate change, foreign films and what he would get if he won the lottery. (In case you are wondering, a personal belly rub servant is on the top of that list!).feedback

Simon Fairlie

One of the best ways of tackling climate change and feeding the growing world population is also one of the simplest. A day would come, Percy Shelley predicted in 1813, when “the monopolising eater of animal flesh would no longer destroy his constitution by eating an acre at a meal”. He explained: “The quantity of nutritious vegetable matter consumed in fattening the carcass of an ox would afford 10 times the sustenance if gathered immediately from the bosom of the earth.”.feedback

Nigel Godrich

I like to think that people would still like to live in a world where we might address the problems of climate change, where we might understand that if we empathize with others, it makes us feel happier. Maybe we should start looking at happiness indexes rather than if we win and lose. And if we do that, then we may start to understand that the idea of 'us' and 'them' is actually an

Jim Yong Kim - World Bank Group

The science of climate change didn't change with any particular election, and I don't see that it will. We have to be an evidence-based

Donald J. Trump

The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing

Jo Preston

It's a perfect storm of overfishing, habitat destruction, dredging, climate change, disease, invasive species and quite possibly

Pieter Nuboer - Royal DSM

Infusing our everyday foods with nutritional fortification will become especially important in the near future, especially as climate change begins to make a deeper impact on the availability and production of staple

James Matthis

Climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today. It is appropriate for the combatant commands to incorporate drivers of instability that impact the security environment in their areas into their

Naomi Ages - Greenpeace

If the Trump administration allows Exxon to move forward with extreme offshore oil drilling in Russia despite sanctions, the United States Congress must resist. Removing barriers to Exxon drilling in the Russian Black Sea with a state-controlled company like Rosneft would not only jeopardize global progress on climate change and provide momentum for a similar waiver in the Russian Arctic, it would also send a message to Russia that it can intervene in any country, including the United States, with no

Carter Roberts - World Wide Fund for Nature

Supply chains are the new frontier of sustainability. The journey products take from source to shelf will collectively shape our planet's future. Project Gigaton is a testament to the transformative impact that leaders of industry can have on our greatest common challenges. As more companies follow in the footsteps of Walmart and their suppliers, we can achieve the critical mass needed to address climate change. Today's commitment represents an important step toward a safer and more prosperous

Carlos Curbelo

The world's leading nations must work together to not only reduce the impact carbon emissions have on climate change, but also mitigate and prepare for the effects, which communities like ours are dealing with every day. It's our hope the administration will take a responsible approach on this

Nkechi Isaac

Science is revolutionary. It holds the key to constant development and improvement for addressing climate change, food shortage and challenges in medicine. Science holds the solution to our food

Peter Trelenberg - ExxonMobil

Exxon Mobil supports the Paris agreement as an effective framework for addressing the risks of climate

Michael Ottaviano - Carnegie

I think there's no community more ready for a renewable microgrid than an island, for a range of reasons. The fact they feel the effect of climate change more than most is absolutely a big driver. Layer that with the cost of power on islands, reliance on diesel and the energy security point of view – that's why they are early adopters. One factor is they are remote – as an aggregate it is a very large market but the reality is it is fragmented with lots of small

Dieter Helm

Everyone is repeatedly surprised at how fast electric cars are coming forward, but the political pressure to adopt this technology is increasing all the time. And it's not due to concerns over climate change – it's city air pollution. Suppose you're sitting in Saudi Arabia: until now you've been reasonably confident in assuming that if you don't pump the oil today it will be worth more tomorrow. But if you believe in my view that oil will be worth even less tomorrow, then what do you do? You pump even more now which will take the price down even

Lesley Hughes

The extraordinary devastation being experienced on the Great Barrier Reef is due to the warming of our oceans, driven by the burning of coal, oil and gas. It would have been virtually impossible for this to have occurred without climate change. This isn't just an environmental issue. The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia's greatest economic assets. It's responsible for bringing in more than $7 billion each year to our economy, while also supporting the livelihoods of around 70,000 people. A healthy Great Barrier Reef underpins the tourism industry and the jobs that it

Robert Glasser - UNISDR

This is a large-scale singular event which needs to be viewed in the context of a warming planet, where episodes of extreme weather variability are becoming more evident. If we are to succeed in preventing disasters like this, and to reduce disaster losses, then we need to ensure there is a much broader understanding of the nature of disaster risk in society. This includes better understanding of the impacts of climate change and how it alters local weather

Geoff Cousins

The Adani coalmine will fuel the global warming that is making the reef sick, threaten 70,000 tourism jobs that rely on it, and divert urgent investment from renewable

Will Steffen

The only way to protect coral reefs in Australia and around the world is to stop greenhouse gas emissions. Australia is the caretaker of the Great Barrier Reef and we are lagging well behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to doing our part to effectively combat climate change. Emissions are flatlining in China and declining in the United States and in other OECD countries. In comparison, Australia's emissions continue to grow. We've got to stop and then reverse this trend and we've got to do it now. There is no time to

R. Decker Watson, Jr.

It's a big risk for us to discuss climate change because so many people can think that it's a political issue when really it isn't, particularly in the context of the fishing fleet. At the end of the day, the job of 'Deadliest Catch' isn't to teach people, it's to keep people at the edge of their seats. When something like this comes up, it's felt by all of us. I love making this show, and so does the rest of my team. We look forward to going back to Dutch Harbor every year. There's something special about

Carlo Calenda

The United States is in the process of reviewing many of its policies. This includes a review of policies relating to climate change and the Paris agreement. While this is under way, the United States reserves its position on these key priorities. ... It was not possible to sign a joint declaration since it would not cover the whole range of topics in the

Terry Hughes

The combined impact of this back-to-back bleaching stretches for 1,500 km (900 miles), leaving only the southern third unscathed. Without a doubt the most pressing of these is global

Mike Hawes

In addition to their important contribution to improving air quality, diesel cars are also a key part of action to tackle climate change while allowing millions of people, particularly those who regularly travel long distances, to do so as affordably as

Jeremy McLeod

It's really important to have well-performing windows. We paid more for that and it helped us increase our star rating. It also helped our thermal modelling, which told us we could then take out the air conditioning. Everyone has been naive, so people have been ignoring climate change – they thought they could deal with it with bigger and bigger air conditioners. Until what happened in South Australia last year, no one had pondered the possibility that our grid would fail, and of course you need to allow for that

Judith Wright

If disasters in the shape of weather, accident and climate change lie ahead, the work done already has shown what can be done to shield it from such dangers and has proved that people will agree, in the event, to supplying the help it

Michael Howard

When John Major set up our global warming strategy, the doom-mongers said it would ruin living standards. New research shows how wrong they were. Just before the Rio Earth summit 25 years ago, John Major, in whose cabinet I then served as environment secretary, made a bold prediction: reducing Britain’s carbon emissions in line with recommendations of climate science would not, he said, harm our economy: “Our initial measures ... will bring a worthwhile economic payoff to the country, to business and to ordinary people.”.feedback

Marijke Shugrue

These are not altruistic, sustainability-only goals. We are firm believers in climate change and that CO2 emissions are a leading

David Dollar

In the Obama administration, China was a good citizen cooperating with us on Iran sanctions and on climate change, which I think made it hard for the U.S. to contemplate anything that harsh in the trade arena. You could have something similar if the Trump administration wants China to cooperate more on North Korea. That could be hard to turn around and be harsh on them in the economic

Andrew Norton

Climate change is a highly inconvenient truth for nationalism, as it is unsolvable at the national level and requires collective action between states and between different national and local

David Suggett

Cold water has lots of evils, as well as benefits. So we might be cooling them, but at the same time we're probably manipulating them in ways that could be as detrimental. We have to remember that climate change is just a lot more than warming waters, we have ocean acidification, we have hypoxia, so a lot of oxygen. All of these factors, mean just cooling the reef itself is not the

Lauri Myllyvirta - Greenpeace

Given the absolute lack of leadership from the Trump administration, China is seeing a stronger role both in its self-interest as a country threatened by the impacts of climate change, and also as a diplomatic opportunity in the vacuum left by Trump's retrograde

Juan Manuel Santos

We are confronting a natural disaster caused by climate change. We need to prepare because the rains that are coming will be more

Sam Hall

Most Conservatives do care about climate change and the natural environment. They support ambitious environmental policies, including closing Britain's remaining coal-fired power stations to introducing new low-emission zones in air pollution hotspots. There is a clear mandate from its own voters for the Conservative Government to adopt a more ambitious, conservative agenda on the

Bret Scheffers

It is reasonable to suggest that most species on Earth have been impacted by climate change in some way or another. Some species are negatively impacted and some species positively impacted. We now have evidence that entire ecosystems, some the size of entire states within the USA, are changing in response to climate change. For instance, kelp forests are dying and being replaced by rocky, less productive ecosystems. One thing that is certain is that this global response to climate change points to an increasingly unpredictable future for

Kate Aronoff

Despite what Donald Trump’s eldest daughter told CBS, her progressive image is just an illusion. She’s in the White House to further her own brand. The main criticism leveraged against the president’s oldest daughter has been that her and her husband, Jared Kushner – now a senior Trump advisory – are complicit in what her father and his advisors are doing in the Oval Office. By virtue of being young, photogenic and not visibly unhinged, Ivanka and Jared have been painted as the great moderators – people with allegedly progressive views on things like women’s rights and climate change, who can tamper the effects of Trump’s

Bret Scheffers

In many instances genetic diversity is being lost due to climate change, not just in nature but also in resources that human's depend on such as crops and timber. It is important to not confuse species responses and adaptation as an indicator that everything will be

Bret Scheffers

It is reasonable to suggest that most species on Earth have been impacted by climate change in some way or another. Some species are negatively impacted and some species positively impacted. One thing that is certain is that this global response to climate change points to an increasingly unpredictable future for humans. Wisdom comes from combining truth with beliefs. There is a global scientific consensus around climate change and its impacts on nature and humans. It is truth that climate change will have devastating impacts on human health and quality of

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland is making huge progress in delivering our climate change ambitions, but we are not complacent and there is still much to achieve. Today's meeting strengthened our relationship with the Government of California and I'm confident we can work together to achieve the targets set out by the Under2

Louis Leonard - World Wide Fund for Nature

This is a strong reminder that climate change is a priority for our allies around the

Rebecca Pow

I have found huge support among Conservatives from old to young for protecting our precious environment. In this Brexit world we should adopt wholesale the current EU environment legislation relating to areas including water, wildlife, habitats, beaches and climate change and tailor it to our particular needs, as time goes

Lang Banks - World Wide Fund for Nature

Given this March wasn't as windy as it has been in some previous years, this year's record output shows the importance of continuing (to) increase capacity by building new wind farms. As well as helping to power our homes and businesses, wind power supports thousands of jobs and continues to play an important role in Scotland's efforts to address global climate change by avoiding millions of tonnes of carbon emissions every

Vladimir Putin

Climate change brings in more favorable conditions and improves the economic potential of this region. Today, Russia's GDP is the result of the economic activity of this region. It may be related to some global cycles or some greater outer space cycles. It's about how to adjust ourselves to it. The local communities will get

Michael Gannon

We need to be cleverer and smarter about carbon abatement and the necessary changes in society to reduce the impacts of climate change. The necessary changes in changing our energy mix and reducing pollution will have victims and we just need to think about that. We just need a secure energy supply, and that does not for one minute diminish very clear AMA policy which is there. Every member that telephoned or emailed the AMA was responded to and they were pointed in the direction of our policy which talks about all of this – the need to reduce the carbon footprint of our

Simon Tatz

While I can understand your concern at the comments that were recently made, I urge you to consider the AMA's stated policy positions on climate change and human

Alexandra Palt - L'Oréal

Now climate change is becoming more and more important. It's about their

Alexandra Palt - L'Oréal

I don't think climate change is becoming a gender issue. But I think you have to take gender into account to respond in the most effective way to human

Naoko Ishii - Global Environment Facility

A few years ago, climate change was considered gender-neutral. But when we did a gender analysis, gender neutral actually mean gender-ignorant. The crisis has brought some opportunity. Over two years, we've trained 4,000 young people to fix plumbing

Zandile Gumede

Climate change is a daily issue for us. And women must be a part and parcel of

Heather Coleman - Oxfam Intermón

These reversals are coming at a moment when the impacts of climate change are intensifying. The president is playing politics with people's

Angela Merkel

Of course, I will then say that I believe that climate change is absolutely caused by people. We want to see how the positions

Greg Sargent

President Trump’s new efforts to dramatically roll back our current climate change policies — which will effectively end the United States’ leadership role in securing science-based international cooperation against global warming — constitute perhaps the clearest sign yet that his administration will be animated by contempt for science and fact-based

Danielle Fugere

In many cases, I think businesses disagree with the administration. People still care about climate change. The administration may not, but they do have consumers and employees and reputations to

Lauri Myllyvirta - Greenpeace

China is not the kind of leader in terms of climate change that will pull other countries along. The Chinese government will only commit to targets it is very comfortable delivering and it needs to work with other major countries. China won't strike out on its

Susan Clayton

I found this topic really interesting because this wasn't something I was hearing people talk about and this wasn't well acknowledged as an effect of climate

Susan Clayton

The fact that most of us ignore climate change paradoxically makes the effects worse because we don't really know what to expect and it seems scary and unknown, but if we inform ourselves that that's what is likely to happen in our area, we would be more prepared and in control of the

Andrew Norton

Climate change is a highly inconvenient truth for nationalism, as it is unsolvable at the national level and requires collective action between states and between different national and local communities. Populist nationalism therefore tends to reject the science of climate change however strong the

Sheldon Whitehouse

Just a few years ago, Donald Trump and his children supported 'meaningful and effective measures' to fight climate change, calling it 'scientifically irrefutable' and its consequences 'catastrophic' and 'irreversible'. Today he began to unravel the clean power plan, one of the most important actions we have taken to fight climate change, just like the big polluters

Edward Hoover - Mars

We're disappointed the administration has decided to roll back climate regulations such as the clean power plan and others. Corporations can't do it alone. Governments play a critical role in mitigating the effects of climate change on our economy. We believe the science is clear and unambiguous: climate change is real and human activity is a factor. As a food business, our supply chain and those who work in it are threatened by its

Ashley Orgain

We stand firm in our support of the clean power plan. Climate change is harming our health now, some of us more than

Sam Kimmins - The Climate

Before long, we will see every Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois made with 100 percent renewable power, and it makes business sense, with financial savings, job creation and emissions cuts on offer. AB Inbev is significantly boosting demand for renewables around the world, showing just the kind of leadership we need to slow climate change and speed a low-carbon economy, inspiring other companies right along the value

Yael Kiro

All the observations show this region is one of those most affected by modern climate change, and it's predicted to get dryer. What we showed is that even under natural conditions, it can become much drier than predicted by any of our

Lu Kang

We still uphold that all sides should move with the times, grasp the opportunities, fulfill their promises and earnestly take proactive steps to jointly push the enforcement of this agreement. No matter how other countries' policies on climate change change, as a responsible large developing country, China's resolve, aims and policy moves in dealing with climate change will not

Donald J. Trump

My action today is latest in steps to grow American jobs. The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. I will also cancel all wasteful climate change spending from Obama/

John Podesta

We cannot give up hope that the most severe impacts of climate change can be

Kerry Brown

Gutting the Clean Power Plan is a colossal mistake and defies science itself. Erasing climate change may take place in Donald Trump's mind, but nowhere

Bill de Blasio

We are choosing to meet this challenge head-on, investing to make our neighborhoods more resilient and doing our part to reduce the pollution that drives climate change. Faced with presidential orders that reject sound science and common sense, I am proud to join mayors across the country in offering bold solutions capable of leaving our children a healthy

Myles Allen

It will definitely chuck sand in the wheels of efforts to control global climate

Donald J. Trump

The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. I will also cancel all wasteful climate change spending from Obama/Clinton. We are going to put our coal miners back to work. They have not been treated well, but they're going to be treated well

Jane Goodall

So being not a scientist in that field, I tend to listen to scientists who do work in that field, like Nicholas Stern, and I would not dream of refuting the science that shows climate change is happening. It's happening everywhere. It's already having devastating effects in many parts of the word and the droughts are getting worse, flooding's getting worse, storms, hurricanes are getting more frequent and more violent. And the main thing is unpredictability: everywhere I go, people say, Well, it's not normally like that at this time of year.'.feedback

Fiona Armstrong

People in the Latrobe Valley have suffered a burden of ill health from the pollution caused by the burning of coal over a long period, given it is linked to cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological diseases, as well as lung cancers. For children with asthma, the elderly, and people with respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, this announcement is good news. We've seen examples where hospitals had supply interrupted from extreme weather events. Brown coal fuels climate change which causes these events to occur more frequently and more

Brendan Boyle

Today's executive order sends a dangerous signal to the world that the United States does not want to lead in one of the greatest fights of our time: combating global climate

Christopher S. Murphy

Future generations will judge President Trump for this attack on our health and our safety. The Republican party is going to extraordinary lengths to deny that this meteor that is global warming is careening toward

Michael R. Bloomberg

No matter what any elected official says, rescinding common sense climate change regulations and popular public health protections will not revive the coal industry or put thousands of miners back to work. Market forces, including consumer preferences and technological advancement, are the primary reason for the surge in cleaner forms of energy. In fact, even without the clean power plan, we are likely to hit its emissions targets ahead of schedule – because consumers, cities and businesses will continue leading on public health and climate change even when Washington won'

John Podesta

This threat alone is no reason to give up hope that we can still avert the most severe impacts of climate change. If the US cedes its leadership in the global movement to curb greenhouse gas pollution, other major powers, most notably China, are primed to dominate the coming clean energy

Nick Williams

The combination of urban heat island plus climate change means that street trees are going to be put under stress. You're suddenly five degrees outside of the natural envelope for these plants in a lot of cases, and that's going to put them under increasing

Silvia Riberio

Clearly parts of the Trump administration are very willing to open the door to reckless schemes like David Keith's, and may well have quietly given the nod to open-air experiments. Worryingly, geoengineering may emerge as this administration's preferred approach to global warming. In their view, building a big beautiful wall of sulphate in the sky could be a perfect excuse to allow uncontrolled fossil fuel extraction. We need to be focussing on radical emissions cuts, not dangerous and unjust

Jeff Johnston

There is this stigma of solar being a bunch of hippies using the solar electricity to grow pot and go to a Grateful Dead show. But it's far beyond that. It's a trade. We want to be recognized as a trade. I don't even like to think about what our commander-in-chief has said about climate change. But I think the ultimate consensus is that people do want solar no matter what their

Ken Kimmell - Union of Concerned Scientists

The wrecking ball that is the Trump presidency continues. The executive order undercuts a key part of the nation's response to climate change, without offering even a hint of what will replace

Erica Shingara

By participating in this worldwide event, we recognize the need for climate change action and demonstrate the positive impacts of collective community

Kevin Eckstrom

We want to mitigate the effects of climate change as much as we can. We believe that God created the Earth and pronounced it good, so our charge is to keep that creation in good shape and to leave that creation in as good of shape or better shape than we found

Bernard Hoffschmidt

If you went in the room when it was switched on, you'd burn directly. We'd need billions of tons of hydrogen if we wanted to drive airplanes and cars on CO2-free fuel. Climate change is speeding up so we need to speed up

John Quiggin

These failures can be traced, in large measure, to the fact that the government is beholden to rightwing anti-science activists in its own ranks and in the media. Rather than resist these extremists, the Turnbull government has chosen to treat the vital issues of climate change and energy security as an opportunity for political point-scoring and culture war rhetoric. The government has already indicated that it will reject the key recommendations of the review, particularly the introduction of an emissions intensity scheme for the electricity

Mark Wakeham - Victoria

The lack of coherent national policy on energy and climate change is now damaging business confidence and investment across the economy. First Mr Abbott scrapped Australia's carbon laws which made polluters pay for their pollution. Then he replaced these effective laws with a policy which used taxpayers' money to pay polluters to stop polluting. Now he wants to use taxpayers' money to encourage one of the world's dirtiest power stations to keep

James Delingpole - Breitbart News Network

Is the Great Barrier Reef dying due to climate change caused by man's selfishness and greed? Have they been out there personally – as I have – to check. No of course

Ska Keller

We are the first generation to really see the impacts of climate change but we are also the last generation that can do something about it. And if we get this wrong then we have a huge disaster in the future so let's do something about it now while we still can do

Joseph Ekimomor

I don't know what climate change is, but I know from all the changes – the constant droughts, the seasons are gone – these are changes happening in our land. Our life is becoming hard, and we can't do

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

We need to act now to lower our carbon emissions by improving energy efficiency, switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy and tackling climate change head

Julia Olson

Based on evidence we already have, it's pretty clear that Rex Tillerson, Exxon and API all knew that climate change was very significant and was being caused by burning fossil fuels. To the extent that we can get information through Wayne Tracker emails that they were openly acknowledging climate change was a big problem and trying to influence the government on how to deal with it, that helps our

Shannon Wheeler

A friend suggested the idea. We were having coffee and … he said: 'You should illustrate Trump's tweets'. It might have been a joke to shut me up. I started work that night. I then solicited help, via my Twitter followers, to get a comprehensive Twitter text files. There are over 30,000. I read them sequentially. When I noticed themes, I'd collect them – global warming, windmills, David Letterman, Obama's vacation time and birth certificate, etc. I'd string together tweets to make a narrative

Stephen Hawking

The reaction to the election of Donald Trump may have been overdone, but it represents a definite swing to a right-wing, more authoritarian approach. I have many friends and colleagues there, and it is still a place I like and admire in many ways. But I fear that I may not be welcome. Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it's one we can

Edwin Nelson

Personally I feel the media (and especially the ABC) tends to focus on progressive topics such as climate change, homosexual marriage and feminism – but neglects issues such as Judeo-Christian values, national identity and the problems with

Lynda V. Mapes

Climate change, the trees, streams, and puddles, and birds, bugs, and frogs, attest, is not a matter of opinion or belief. It is an observable

Ian Chappell

If it has helped in that regard, to get some publicity in India and give people in India another view on it – and not the view that everyone in Australia is falling head over heels in love with this project – and if it's got that message across, it makes that worthwhile. I've got a wife who is one, intelligent, two, she's got a scientific mind, and three, a very strong social conscience. She's been on about climate change for 20 years, probably before most others, so I'm hearing about it regularly and obviously can make up my own

John Gummer

Action to deliver a cleaner, more efficient energy system is already delivering benefits for households and businesses. U.K. emissions are falling – down 38% from 1990 to 2015 – while GDP has risen by almost 65% in the same period. Meanwhile, the typical household energy bill has fallen in real terms since 2012. The U.K.'s progress to reduce emissions, and its comparative advantage in important areas such as the automotive sector, offer opportunities for future growth and employment while delivering vital action to tackle climate

Ruth Gates

We are just one species that are in line to be hit very heavily by climate change. Coral reefs are in the front line but they're telling us something very

Vicki Arroyo

Cutting scientific research in E.P.A. and NASA and NOAA and other science agencies is not going to help us have more information on the causes and, more important, the effects of climate

Mick Mulvaney

You can expect reductions in the EPA that don't line up with the president's view on things like global warming and alternative energies. You will see a reduction in subsidies, a reduction in participation in those types of programs. The core functions of the EPA can be satisfied – beyond the core functions – can be satisfied with this

Mona Sarfaty

Doctors in every part of our country see that climate change is making Americans sicker. Physicians are on the frontlines and see the impacts in exam rooms. What's worse is that the harms are felt most by children, the elderly, Americans with low-income or chronic illnesses, and people in communities of

Carlos Curbelo

We cannot ignore these challenges, and every member of Congress has a responsibility to our constituents and future generations to support market-based solutions, investments, and innovations that could alleviate the effects of climate change and make our nation more

J. Robinson West - Boston Consulting Group

There are two classes of companies – the independents, which are much more influential with this administration, and the global oil companies. The independents are anti-climate change ... all this stuff costs them money. The global companies operate all over the world. They have to operate at one standard - the highest standard - wherever they

Tom Lovejoy

The National Academy of Science's review of the U.S. Global Change Research Program's Special Report not surprisingly reaffirms the basic science of climate change. Indeed every national academy in the world has concluded climate change is real and a serious threat to human well

Bram Ranzan

People are upset with the political elites because they don't see them offering real solutions to their problems. So shouldn't our leaders be talking more about how European cooperation can be a solution, especially when it comes to climate change, to the military, and big difficulties like that?feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

American values don't begin and end with destroyers and aircraft carriers. American values come by helping countries fight corruption to build stability. American values flow through tackling climate change and building energy independence. American values come through humanitarian assistance whereby we try to stop catastrophes from

Keith Seitter

We understand and accept that individuals and institutions both public and private can reach differing conclusions on the decisions and actions to be taken in the face of this reality [of climate change]. But mischaracterizing the science is not the best starting point for a constructive dialogue. We are not familiar with any scientific institution with relevant subject matter expertise that has reached a different

Rex W. Tillerson

The risk of climate change does exist. The increase in greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is having an

Alan Jeffers - ExxonMobil

This was not an alias used to discuss only climate change. It was an account used for everyday business by senior executives who needed to reach [Tillerson].feedback

Mona Sarfaty

Here's the message from America's doctors on climate change: it's not only happening in the Arctic Circle, it's happening here. It's not only a problem for us in 2100, it's a problem now. And it's not only hurting polar bears, it's hurting

Terry Hughes

The reefs in muddy water were just as fried as those in pristine water. That's not good news in terms of what you can do locally to prevent bleaching – the answer to that is not very much at all. You have to address climate change

David Kreutzer

No consensus exists that man-made emissions are the primary driver of global

John Constable

Overseas development projects have long been plagued with expensive failures, but the current crop of climate change and renewable energy initiatives are showing strong signs of being the most negligently conducted and scandalously wasteful to

Kevin E. Trenberth

The ocean is the memory of all of the past climate change. This actually fills in the gap. As a result. the information will not even be there. That would be

Alexey Kokorin - World Wide Fund for Nature

If we better protect the snow leopard from poaching, then we will raise its ability to adapt to climate

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

The world of science is about empirical evidence, not beliefs. When it comes to climate change, the evidence is robust and overwhelmingly clear that the cost of inaction is unacceptably high. Preventing the greatest consequences of climate change is imperative to the health and well-being of all of us who call Earth

David Wachenfeld

In total, those extreme weather events and the overall impact of climate change is a major threat to the future of the

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

The world of science is about empirical evidence, not beliefs. When it comes to climate change, the evidence is robust and overwhelmingly clear that the cost of inaction is unacceptably high. I cannot imagine what additional information the administrator might want from scientists for him to understand

Emma Herd

In terms of company reporting, the challenge for companies is that … any statement that is made around climate change as a financial risk is then interpreted through the prism of the political debate. So companies have to be incredibly cautious about statements that they are making and constantly apply that political lens and I think that is creating a level of conservatism that is inhibiting how companies talk about their strategic response to climate

Leonardo DiCaprio

Estimates show the earth's population approaching nine billion by 2050, putting tremendous pressure on our natural food resources. Seafood is a primary source of protein for nearly a billion people–but climate change, acidification and over fishing are putting increased pressure on our oceans' natural

David Ellsworth

The world pays a lot of attention to climate change modelling, including predictions on the amount of carbon that will be stored in trees. These reports are based on models and data taken largely from temperate forests where nutrients are in adequate supply, meaning that estimates on carbon absorption do not account for nutrient shortages on forest productivity. Australia's soils are very old and weathered by millions of years of sun and rain, meaning soils are very low in nutrients, and most of the available nutrients are tied up inside wood, leaves and

Caroline Weinberg

The reason why so many people have become enthusiastic is that it's not specific to climate change or vaccinations, genetics or physics. It's a march for science in general, and everyone has a part of that to connect

António Guterres - United Nations

Every single person we have seen is a personal story of tremendous suffering. There is no way to describe it. We need to make as much noise as possible. Conflict, drought, climate change, disease, cholera. The combination is a nightmare. It makes me feel extremely unhappy with the fact that in today's world, with the … the richness that exists, that these things are still possible. It is unbelievable. I am bringing a message of solidarity to the president. A message of support. Let's hope he can start an inclusive

Kathy Mulvey - Union of Concerned Scientists

He is an Exxon Mobil lifer who flew under the radar, but he seems to be following in the footsteps of Rex Tillerson. His line on climate change seems pretty similar. That's not true if we develop

Elizabeth Candelario

This will provide a tool for farmers who continue to focus on building healthy soil, and give voice to power about biodynamic agriculture's role in mitigating the impacts of climate

Nikola Casule

The Commonwealth Bank claims to support the Paris Agreement's goal of keeping climate change to well below 2 degrees but it has lent more to fossil fuel projects since the Paris Agreement was signed than any other Australian

Nikola Casule

The Commonwealth Bank knows it has one of the most recognisable brands in Australia, it also knows that most Australians support stronger action on climate change. [Chief executive] Ian Narev ... needs to decide whether he wants that brand associated with dirty coal or a future powered by clean renewable

Julien Vincent

The first step to back up that commitment is to stop expanding the carbon fuel economy. We're not talking small projects, we're talking about opening up one of the largest offshore oil bases in Norway, or a new gas field in PNG. I think it's definitely become a lot harder for banks to fund coal because it's so clearly connected to climate change and other environmental and social

Ken Kimmell - Union of Concerned Scientists

These vehicle efficiency and emissions rules have helped us cut oil use, reduce pollution, save money at the pump and reduce the risk of climate

George Divoky

They should have been going out ever since, certainly, the 1990s when climate change got to be an issue, and doing plots and actually measuring the changes in these birds, rather than going out now, and saying, Oh, by the way in the future, these things are going to

Thoriq Ibrahim

Climate change is happening but we are not leaving the Maldives to the waves. We are going nowhere. The dream [of making the Maldives carbon neutral] is over. We are looking to be a low-carbon

John Quiggin

The price increases of the past decades and the series of recent breakdowns reflect systemic design flaws, exacerbated by the failure to take appropriate account of the implications of climate change. It is the only coherent response to the failure of neoliberal electricity reform, just as the establishment of a publicly owned national broadband network was the only feasible response to the failure of telecommunications

John Sterman

Those countries with high ambitions for Paris may impose border adjustment tariffs on the US, which would dramatically increase the prospect of a global trade war. That is something that would be very unhelpful. If we withdraw from Paris or the UNFCCC, we make it much harder to limit the potentially catastrophic impacts of climate change. That would create a huge flow of refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere who will look to go to the US and Europe. There won't be a wall big enough to keep out people fleeing floods and crop

Andrew King

Yes, people would have experienced 40C days several decades ago around different parts of Australia and in Sydney but we know that these incidences of very hot days are getting more frequent and we are setting more records for heat. The purpose of the analysis in this report is to raise awareness that climate change is already impacting on weather in Australia. Hopefully it motivates action on climate change, because we know what the solution to climate change

Bill Gates - Microsoft

I hope his administration will decide that funding R&D to invent the next generation of energy (clean, cheap, reliable) is a good deal for the U.S. and for the world. Climate change requires cooperation between countries over a period of decades but we don't have much time to

Anthony Leiserowitz

For many Americans, even those that do accept that global warming is real and important, they still tend to think of it as

Liam Goucher

We found in every loaf there is embodied global warming resulting from the fertilizer applied to farmers' fields to increase their wheat harvest. This arises from the large amount of energy needed to make the fertilizer and from nitrous oxide gas released when it is degraded in the

Philip Dennison

If a campfire grows out of control during a wet, cool period, then it probably isn't going to grow into a large wildfire. Climate change loads the dice toward warmer, drier conditions that make it more likely that a fire will develop from human-caused

Michael R. Bloomberg

Some of the most disastrous effects of climate change are out of sight – on the ocean floor. In fact, unless we take urgent action, 90 percent of coral reefs are expected to disappear by

Gabriel Yvon-Durocher

This accelerating effect in ponds, which could have serious impacts on climate change, is not currently accounted for in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Gabriel Yvon-Durocher

This is the first experiment to investigate the long-term effects of warming in aquatic ecosystems. Given the substantial contribution small ponds make to the emission of greenhouse gases, it is vital to understand how they might respond to global warming. Our findings show that warming can fundamentally alter the carbon balance of small ponds over a number of years, reducing their capacity to absorb carbon dioxide and increasing emissions of

Robert Murray

There's no scientific analysis either. I have 4,000 scientists that tell me global warming is a hoax. The Earth has cooled for 20

Ben Cardin

He has not been at all committed to the United States' programs on dealing with climate change let alone our international responsibilities to lead other countries to do what they need to

Emmanuel Macron

This is your nation, . Your new president now has decided to jeopardize your budget, your initiatives, as he is extremely skeptical about climate change. Please come to France, you are welcome. It's your nation. We like

Emmanuel Macron

Please, come to France. You are welcome, it's your nation. We like innovation, we want innovative people, we want people working on climate change, energy, renewables and new technologies. France is your

Adam Matthews

This year promises to be an important year for issues of executive remuneration and climate change. Last year saw a number of high profile votes going against board recommendations and we expect this issue to continue to be high on shareholders' agenda in the 2017 voting

Richard Haass

Whether you're looking at terrorists or hackers or disease or climate change, everything gets on the conveyor belt of globalization. That's the problem, in some ways, ... with 'America First.' We need an approach to the world that essentially pushes back against the fact that all over, in every other country, things are happening that could hurt

Henrik Poulsen - DONG Energy

When you look at climate change and air pollution from fossil fuel production, it is no longer some abstract discussion about a future threat to the planet, it is quite real. This is something which is changing the lives of millions of people around the planet already

Edward J. Markey

For more than a month, Mr. Pruitt has not fully responded to inquiries, questions for the record, or requests for information on his record and views on clean air, clean water, and climate

Jeremy Corbyn

President Trump has torn up international agreements on refugees, he's threatened to dump international agreements on climate change, he's praised the use of torture, he's incited hatred against Muslims, he's directly attacked women's rights. Just what more, does President Trump have to do before the Prime Minister will listen to the 1.8m people who have already called for his state visit invitation to be withdrawn?feedback

Richard Levick

On the global warming issue, scientists at the EPA have been copying their files onto thumb drives for fear of a draconian style of leadership in the EPA. It was no accident that within the last full week of the [Obama] administration is when the EPA announced this. And because Fiat Chrysler just announced more jobs in America, it's a favorable time for them to deal with Trump's

Kizito Mazvimavi

About 30 percent of the population derive their livelihoods from small grains - but this could increase as maize continues to fail because of climate change, making small grains the reliant

Benjamin Netanyahu

Europe is facing a moment of truth. The issue is populism. What we are hearing from the U.S. encourages populism and even extremism. They are saying that Europe should not take immigrants, shouldn't stay together, not believe in climate change. Love thy neighbor' is part of this (American Christian) tradition, the act of helping others. We have signed international obligations, so welcoming refugees fleeing war and oppression forms part of our duties. President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great

Benjamin Netanyahu

Europe is facing a moment of truth. The issue is populism. What we are hearing from the U.S. encourages populism and even extremism. They are saying that Europe should not take immigrants, shouldn't stay together, not believe in climate change. We have signed international obligations, so welcoming refugees fleeing war and oppression forms part of our duties. The United States is responsible for the United States' policy on

Mary Creagh

The Prime Minister has said she won't be afraid to challenge the new President. So she should start by telling him climate change is not 'a

Georges Benjamin

It was hole in the world that needed to get filled. They were not sure what the new administration's position on climate change would be. This is primarily about health and not about

Ashish Jha

The evidence is clear that climate change is a major threat facing the public's health. Openly discussing these scientific issues will help us prepare for this looming challenge and better protect the American

Keith Seitter

Many studies have shown just how strong that level of consensus in the scientific community is that climate change is happening, it's caused by humans and the impacts will be significant. It's not junk

Spencer Dale - BP

The actual implications of change in U.S. policy are unlikely to be a big game changer. The U.S. has played an enormous leadership role together with China in galvanizing international support (for action on climate change) .... Much of that improvement in the outlook for carbon emissions isn't happening in America. Improvements within America are due to energy efficiency ... which are still quite valued in an economy that encourages growth and

Theresa May

I recognise the role you have played in looking at this issue of climate change and I hope you recognise the commitment that this government has shown to this issue of climate change with the legislation that we have put through and the changes that we have brought about in terms of the energy sector and uses of different forms of energy. The Obama administration obviously signed up to the Paris climate change agreement. We have now done that. I would hope that all parties would continue to ensure that that climate change agreement is put into

Rex W. Tillerson

I came to the conclusion a few years ago that the risk of climate change does exist and that the consequences of it could be serious enough that actions should be

Donald J. Trump

To begin with, the whole push for renewable energy is being driven by the wrong motivation, the mistaken belief that global climate change is being caused by carbon emissions. If you don't buy that – and I don't – then what we have is really just an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about

Denise Davis

The lawsuit does not challenge any of the provisions of AB 32, including cap-and-trade authority, nor the merits of climate change

Georges Benjamin

They had no idea or not whether the new administration would be supportive. I'm very much concerned about the precedent and very concerned about how [the Trump administration will] handle climate change going forward. The truth of the matter is we can pretend like climate change is not here, but ... it's a big issue. So we can put a name to it and try to fix it, or we can not put a name to it, but we're going to have to fix it

Barack Obama

Our national interest would be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change. And frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global

Patricia Espionage - United Nations

Action on climate change and water is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing to

Mark Baumer

On day 100 of crossing America barefoot I traveled from Defuniak Springs FL to Mossy Head FL. A tree/does some/thoughts/and/thinks/it doesn't/look good/for us. I am crossing America barefoot to save the earth. Climate change is the greatest threat we've ever faced as a civilization. A lot of scientists agree. I am not a scientist. I am a poet. I am also a regular human being. I don't know when it will

Kristie Ebi

In the long run, climate change is affecting the health of Americans. At some point, I hope they will go forward with the

Chris Coons

I believe that climate change is a pressing national security threat. I believe that advocating for human rights, a free press, and democracy around the world advances our own security and economic interests here at

Nur Bekri

Today, we are facing climate change, and we know this is caused by our use of energy. That is why the Chinese government attaches great importance to the development of clean

Mary Nichols

Climate change is impacting California now, and we need to continue to take bold and effective action to address it head on to protect and improve the quality of life in

Craig Bennett - Friends of the Earth

Donald Trump won't 'make America great again' if he ditches action on climate change and boosts his nation's addiction to dirty gas, coal and

Craig Bennett - Friends of the Earth

The battle to prevent the world spinning towards catastrophic climate change is going to be a tough challenge – and, with a cheer-leader for the fossil fuel industry sitting in the Whitehouse, it's going to be tougher

Corinne Le Quere

Of course this is climate change, it's overwhelmingly climate change. Warming (is) nearly everywhere. The Arctic sea ice is collapsing. Spikes in fires from the heat. Heavy rainfall from more water vapour in the

Bernadette Woods Placky

If our world did not have human-caused climate change, we would see those temperatures fall back below average or even record

Mark Maslin

Climate change is one of the great challenges of the twenty first century and shows no signs of slowing down. The decarbonisation of the global economy is the ultimate goal to prevent the worst effects of climate change. The hottest year on record is such a clear warning siren that even President-elect Trump cannot

Petteri Taalas - World Meteorological Organisation

2016 was an extreme year for the global climate and stands out as the hottest year on record. But temperatures only tell part of the story. Long-term indicators of human-caused climate change reached new heights in 2016. Carbon dioxide and methane concentrations surged to new records. Both contribute to climate

Jeff Orlowski - Sundance

How do you take climate change and make it emotional? How do we make science the hero, make it accessible to people who don't understand this stuff? There's such a compelling story buried within the

Ivanka Majic

And you're a man with great responsibilities. May I suggest more care on Twitter and more time learning about climate

Ian Simm

The (Paris) climate change agreement is one of the biggest stories of the next

Myles Allen

It's clear they actually accept a great deal more of the science on the human impact on climate change than they're prepared to let

Corinne Le Quere

He's not as idealistic as some of the climate change deniers are. He's changed his mind on some topics so

Ian Goldin

The state of global politics is worse than it's been in a long time. At a time when we need more coordination to tackle issues like climate change and other systemic risks, we are getting more and more

John Drzik

Artificial intelligence will enable us to address some of the great issues of our age, such as climate change and population growth, much more effectively. With investment into AI now ten times higher than it was five years ago, rapid advances are already being made. However, increased reliance on AI will dramatically exacerbate existing risks, such as cyber, making the development of mitigation measures just as

Margareta Drzeniek-Hanouz - World Economic Forum

Urgent action is needed among leaders to identify ways to overcome political or ideological differences and work together to solve critical challenges. The momentum of 2016 towards addressing climate change shows this is possible, and offers hope that collective action at the international level aimed at resetting other risks could also be

Song Lianchun

Extreme weather has a certain connection with global warming. In fact, our country's overall climate and weather conditions are not very conducive for the dispersal of fog and smog - that is based on science. Looking at the long-term global warming trends, meteorological conditions are becoming an increasingly important factor in the formation of fog and smog, and furthermore, fog and smog are not unique to

Michael Mann

The fact that the U.S. has seen the two warmest years (2012 and 2016) within the past five years cannot be explained by chance. It bears the fingerprint of human-caused climate

John Kerry

I'm not going to speculate about the policies that our President-elect and his Secretary of State will choose to pursue, but I will tell you this ... some issues look a lot different when you're actually in office compared to when you're on the campaign trail. The truth is that climate change shouldn't be a partisan issue. It's an issue that all of us should care about, regardless of political

Jenifer Kohout

In order to recover polar bears, we believe that we have to address the climate change problem over the

Donald J. Trump

The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. This very expensive global warming bulls*** has got to

John Bolton

I think Ban Ki-moon lived up to our expectations, which is not to say I agreed with every position he took on climate change and things like

Joji Carino

Biological and cultural diversity together increase resilience to social, environmental and climate

Jim Cramer

Needless to say, this is a tectonic shift versus the Obama administration, which has been a lot more focused on fighting climate change and protecting the

Saleemul Huq

2016 truly marked the year of transition from endless talks and global negotiations on how to tackle climate change to moving into action by governments, provinces, cities, companies, parliaments and affected

Robert Dunham

I think we are watching a major political climate change concerning capital punishment, and it's reflected among reduced death sentences across the

Lawrence Nyagwande

We need to educate and train these village elders on the importance of... climate change adaptation measures like conservation agriculture and water

Robert Dunham

America is in the midst of a major climate change concerning capital punishment. Whether it is concerns about innocence, costs, and discrimination, availability of life without parole as a safe alternative, or the questionable way in which states are attempting to carry out executions, the public grows increasingly uncomfortable with the death penalty each

Robert Dunham

America is in the midst of a major climate change concerning capital punishment. While there may be fits and starts and occasional steps backward, the long-term trend remains

Donna Hume

The High Court has ruled that fracking can go ahead in beautiful Yorkshire, and we must rise to this latest challenge. The judge found that North Yorkshire councillors had assessed the impacts of climate

Richard Samans - World Economic Forum

I don't think that the framework for movement forward on climate change rests on any single country or indeed on any single

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

The Paris Agreement on climate change is a precious achievement that we must support and nurture. There is no turning

W.H. Karunarathne

The impact of climate change is here and clear. What we need now are measures to adjust to those

Kim Kimmell

It could mean a significant weakening of the climate change regulations and initiatives during the Obama administration that have started us on the path toward lowering our carbon

Alex Perera

Irrespective of whether Perry believes in the science of climate change, what he is going to find is that the science of economics will drive a lot of these energy investment

Ben Sanderson

Now the proposal would have to be defensible without referring to climate change explicitly, so to talk about weather risks in

Mark Carney - Bank of England

With the right information, you can have optimists and pessimists (on climate change) ... back decisions with capital. This is about giving people the right

Mark Carney - Bank of England

The disclosure recommendations will give financial markets the information they need to manage risks, and seize opportunities, stemming from climate

Lily Sanya - International Organization for Migration

Due to climate change, Zimbabwe is also increasingly becoming a transit route for migrants from other countries such as the Horn of Africa and Malawi heading to South Africa and other parts of

Donald J. Trump

I'm still open-minded (about whether climate change is occurring). Nobody really knows. Look, I'm somebody that gets it, and nobody really knows. It's not something that's so hard and fast. I do know this: Other countries are eating our

Anne Hidalgo

Mayors have already stood up to say that the climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face. Today, we also stand up to say we no longer tolerate air pollution and the health problems and deaths it causes – particularly for our most vulnerable citizens. Big problems like air pollution require bold action, and we call on car and bus manufacturers to join

Rhea Suh

The mission of the EPA and its administrator requires an absolute commitment to safeguard public health and protect our air, land, water and planet. That's the litmus test. By naming Pruitt, President-elect Trump has flunked. The American people did not vote to return to the country to the dirty old days or to turn a blind eye on dangerous climate

Tony Atti

That legislation, or at least agreement to that legislation, is staggering. Now, refrigeration companies and original equipment manufacturers have to find an alternative refrigerant. What's shocking to us is they're transitioning from a global warming emitting refrigerant to the same one used in your lighters – it's

Bernie Sanders

At a time when climate change is the great environmental threat to the entire planet, it is sad and dangerous that Mr. Trump has nominated Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. Mr. Pruitt's record is not only that of being a climate change denier, but also someone who has worked closely with the fossil fuel industry to make this country more dependent, not less, on fossil