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Michael Burger
We haven't seen any major wins filed in actions against fossil fuel companies but there have been successes in lawsuits against governments. A lot of this legal action is in the US because America is a litigious society but also because there is such a partisan divide over the fundamental reality of climate change, which doesn't really exist elsewhere in the world.feedback
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NEW May 24 2017
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Janet McCabe

Every day this was not attended to was a day we got closer to the tipping point – when it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to prevent the kind of climate change damage we are worried about. In any regulated industry, there are companies that are more aggressive than others in pushing back at every turn and trying to stop the policy. Devon was one of those.feedback

Kathy J. Willis

There are just huge areas we know nothing about. I find it really encouraging that there are many, many new plants to be found in the world. Plants are critical to life on Earth and all aspects of human well-being. I get most carried away with the new food crops, because I think one of the most worrying things about climate change is its impact on food security. It has got these really big coffee beans and quite happily survives in up to 40?C. The traits are perfect for saying this might be a good species for future coffee.feedback

Jessica O'Reilly

Those goals have now expired, replaced by the UN's sustainable development goals, one of which, SDG 13, is explicitly about climate change.feedback

Magnus Bredeli Tveiten

We believe the design of the facility will ensure that the seeds will stay well-preserved even if such forces as global warming raise temperatures outside the facility.feedback

Tom Moyer

Most people make the assumption that there's absolutely no point in contacting their representative because it wouldn't do any good. Congress is a lagging indicator of public opinion. It's up to the American people to make their opinions known. If the American people demand action on climate change from Congress, there's no doubt that it will happen.feedback

Matt Amesbury

People will think of Antarctica quite rightly as a very icy place, but our work shows that parts of it are green, and are likely to be getting greener. Even these relatively remote ecosystems, that people might think are relatively untouched by human kind, are showing the effects of human induced climate change. This is linking into other processes that are happening on the Antarctic Peninsula at the moment, particularly things like glacier retreat which are freeing up new areas of ice-free land – and the mosses particularly are very effective colonisers of those new areas.feedback

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. - The New York Times

First, it's worth underscoring that The Times's newsroom, which functions separately from our Opinion department and is led by executive editor Dean Baquet, has sharply expanded the team of reporters and editors who cover climate change. No subject is more vital. Meanwhile, The Times's Opinion pages remain an independent and unblinking forum for debate from a wide range of viewpoints among open-minded, informed writers and readers.feedback

Keith Stewart - Greenpeace

Kinder Morgan's business plan only works if the world fails to act on climate change. They may think that's a good bet, but they should be honest with potential investors about the risks being taken with their money.feedback

Jochen Flasbarth

We are working very hard, our Italian friends are working very hard on a strong outcome. There is some uncertainty, both for the communique under the G-20 presidency as well as the G-7 meeting, because the position of the U.S. with regard to climate change policy is still under review.feedback

Michael Brune - Sierra Club

Donald Trump promised that he'd fix Nafta on his first day in office. One hundred and nineteen days later, he has managed to send Congress a two-page letter that fails to include any real plan to fix a deal that has undermined environmental protections, eliminated jobs, undercut wages, polluted our air and water, and fueled climate change.feedback

Thomas J. Reese - National Catholic Reporter

If the Chinese president can educate him on North Korea in 15 minutes, hopefully the pope can educate him on some of these issues like climate change and refugees and immigrants and concerns for the poor. On the other hand, it may be that all the president is interested in is a photo-op and looking presidential. If that's the case they'll give him the photo-op and send him on his way.feedback

Tim Farron

Where we have good schools and hospitals. Where we take the challenge of climate change seriously. Where give our teachers and nurses and soldiers the pay rise they deserve for the service they give our country. Where we have an open, innovative economy. Where we treat the poorest and the most vulnerable with compassion. Where we don't turn our back on desperate refugees. That's the Britain I love. That's the Britain I want to lead.feedback

Claire Coulton

I think it's something all young people should be looking at with real interest, because if there are negative effects of opening up that coal mine, our generation will be the one to bear the brunt of it. Young regional people are really concerned about climate change. It's not just inner-city students.feedback

Don Hubbard

Call me a cynic if you like, but I think my generation, we're the last ones to come out of the school system that didn't have this stuff pumped into them, force-fed day after day, about climate change.feedback

Anika Molesworth

As a young farmer, climate change is the issue of our generation. I don't support any party that discounts science and jeopardizes the rights and well-being of future generations.feedback

John D. Paarlberg

Reducing our dependency on fossil fuels and limiting the effects of climate change is one of the greatest moral challenges of our time. For the sake of the most vulnerable among us, for the sake of future generations, for the sake of the planet, please do not undermine the Clean Power Plan and other critical environmental protections.feedback

Terry McAuliffe

Today, I am proud to take executive action to cut greenhouse gases and make Virginia a leader in the global clean energy economy. The threat of climate change is real, and we have a shared responsibility to confront it. Once approved, this regulation will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth's power plants and give rise to the next generation of energy jobs. As the federal government abdicates its role on this important issue, it is critical for states to fill the void. Beginning today, Virginia will lead the way to cut carbon and lean in on the clean energy future.feedback

Charles Brand - Tetra Pak

We joined the RE100 last year as a part of our commitment to tackle climate change, pledging to use 100 percent renewable electricity across all our operations by 2030. This move in China, where we have the largest production footprint, is a solid step forward as we stride towards that goal.feedback

Ambarish Karmalkar - Amherst

The benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, instead of 2 degrees Celsius, can be clearly understood for temperature extremes but are not always clear for regional precipitation extremes.feedback

Federica Mogherini - European Union

We are moving from the traditional purely aid centred approach to Africa to real partnership in all fields, from climate change to security, economic development, migration and obviously humanitarian support.feedback

Amy Atwood

We're going to fight the Trump administration's efforts to bury the science showing the dangerous impacts of climate change at every turn.feedback

Maya Anjur-Dietrich

Across multiple agency websites, we have seen a reduction in usage of terms like 'climate change' and 'greenhouse gases', and an overall reduction in access to information pertaining to climate change. In a few cases, we have also observed shifts in economy- and business-oriented language, where the descriptions of the office focuses have increased their mentions of helping to grow infrastructure, create jobs, and stimulate the economy.feedback

Amy Atwood

Scrubbing information about climate change will not make it any less dangerous.feedback

Mark Allison

The corporate interests who want to develop this land don't really understand how special and unique they are. It's really important that landscapes like this are protected. There are incredible cultural artifacts there, archaelogical sites, sacred sites, historical sites. From an ecological perspective, it's also vital that that species facing to climate change have the room to adapt.feedback

Jeffrey Zekauskas

The simple and broad outline of the investment case for Chemours is that the company has a proprietary set of very profitable newer generation refrigerants with patent lives extending to 2022 with excellent growth potential. These new refrigerants are now growing quickly because of demand from the auto OEM market in the US and Europe inspired by regulatory changes to incentivize the use of technology that minimizes global warming.feedback

Chris Colose - Goddard Institute for Space Studies

If climate science is still very polarized, I have little doubt people will be talking about 'how global warming ended in 2017'. It will be just as silly then, and hopefully all the hiatus talk this time around will serve as a compelling reason to ignore them.feedback

David Balton

The question of the U.S. view of the Paris agreement is still under consideration within the U.S. government. The Arctic Council ministerial will not be the venue for that. Certainly, the final declaration will have a lot of material about climate change in the Arctic. Anybody who spent time in or studying the Arctic knows that the region is warming, that climate change is a real issue here, and the Arctic Council has certainly been paying attention to it.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

In the United States, we are currently reviewing several important policies, including how the Trump administration will approach the issue of climate change. We are appreciative that each of you has an important point of view, and you should know that we are taking the time to understand your concerns. We're not going to rush to make a decision. We're going to work to make the right decision for the United States.feedback

Larissa Waters

So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament! We need more #women & parents in Parli #auspol. I'll be having a few more weeks off but will soon be back in parliament with this little one in tow. She is even more inspiration for continuing our work to address gender inequality and stem dangerous climate change. (And yes, if she's hungry, she will be breastfed in the Senate chamber).feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Ultimately we want all of these roofs to be beautiful and to be generating energy from the sun - that's the future that we want. This is tricky, there's a tax code involved. Global warming is a serious crisis and we need to do something about that. We need to make [solar rooftops] as appealing as electric cars have become. The goal is to have solar roofs that look better than a normal roof, generate electricity, last longer, have better insulation, and actually have a total cost that is less than the price of a normal roof plus electricity. Why would you buy anything else?feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

These projects have great potential to help us tackle climate change, and remain at the forefront of low carbon and renewable innovation. They will also bring economic benefits – in terms of savings and jobs – to local areas across the country.feedback

Larissa Waters

I'll be having a few more weeks off but will soon be back in parliament with this little one in tow. She is even more inspiration for continuing our work to address gender inequality and stem dangerous climate change. (And yes, if she's hungry, she will be breastfed in the Senate chamber). We need more women and parents in Parliament. And we need more family-friendly and flexible workplaces, and affordable childcare, for everyone.feedback

Jiang Kejuan

China will take the lead in dealings on climate change issues. This has been repeated by China's leaders.feedback

Barack Obama

And when most of the world's poor work in agriculture, the stark imbalances that we've worked so hard to close between developed and developing countries will be even tougher to close. The cost will be borne by people in poor nations that are least equipped to handle it. In fact, some of the refugee flows into Europe originate not only from conflict, but also from places where there are food shortages that will get far worse as climate change continues.feedback

Nathan Hultman

The Trump people can slow-walk things, and a delay of three [to] five years is significant, because with climate change we can't sit and twiddle our thumbs for too much longer. Paris is a robust agreement, but other countries looking at us and saying: 'Why should we do anything then?' is a risk. We are seeing some shift in leadership, but many countries are hoping this a short withdrawal. This problem isn't going away.feedback

Federica Mogherini - European Union

Let me be very clear, and speak directly to our American friends. It is essential for us that we all keep investing in these U.N. agencies. They are as important to global peace and security as defense spending – or even more. Climate change is real, and is already impacting on our security environment. Everything is linked. So we continue to hope that the United States will find a way to remain committed to the Paris Agreement.feedback

Barack Obama

During the course of my presidency, I made climate change a top priority because I believe that of all the challenges that we face, this is the one that will define the contours of this century, more dramatically perhaps than any other. We have been able to bring our emissions down even as we grow our economy. The same is true in many parts of Europe.feedback

Barack Obama

Over my eight years in office we dramatically increased our generation of clean energy, we acted dramatically to curtail our use of dirty energy, and we invested in energy efficiency across the board. In Paris… we helped to lead the world to the first significant global agreement for a low-carbon future. But here's the thing: even if every country somehow puts the brakes on the emissions that exist today, climate change would still have an impact on our world for years to come.feedback

Roger Waters

I like to think that people would still like to live in a world where the bees might survive, where we might address the problems of climate change, [and] where we might understand that if we empathize with others, it makes us feel happier.feedback

Barack Obama

People aren't as familiar with the impact of cows and methane, unless you're a farmer. Then you know what takes place there. Some of it is just lack of knowledge in the general public. Now keep in mind, it took a long time to educate people around climate change and we still have a lot of work to do. So even in our religion and our art, food is important. Because food is so close to us and part of our families and what we do every single day, people are more resistant to the idea of government or bureaucrats telling us how to eat, what to eat, how to grow, etc. Some of it is that resistance.feedback

Andrew Light - World Resources Institute

We are going to cede the strategic influence that we achieved, in part through our climate change diplomacy, to other parties.feedback

David Balton

The U.S. will remain engaged in the work the Arctic Council does on climate change throughout. I am very confident there will be no change in that regard.feedback

Stephen Howes

But there has to be something very special, very important to allow that free movement. It seems to us that climate change might provide such unusual circumstances as to give rise to open access. If you don't have that avenue for permanent migration, you won't establish a diaspora, and the most successful migrant communities we've seen, for instance, the Indian community in Australia, thrive because of the personal and community links an established diaspora provides.feedback

Mindy Lubber - CERES

Climate change action must be an urgent priority in the G20 countries, especially the United States, whose commitment is in question.feedback

Benjamin Barber

It can’t be left to dysfunctional nation states to tackle – but as Oslo and Seoul have shown, metropolitan centres can rise to the challenge of global warming. Climate change is the most urgent challenge facing humankind. Other issues make headlines: terrorism kills; inequality affects everyday life for billions around the globe. But climate is paramount, because in sustainability human survival itself is at stake. Why then have the nations governing the planet been so hopelessly ineffective in addressing the grave environmental crisis?feedback

Zhang Haibin

I think the greater likelihood is that Trump will end up not pulling out of the pact but instead adopting a passive approach towards it [and] meeting none of its commitments. I call it a 'semi-withdrawal. I think there are two key words to describe China's leadership role in combating climate change: one is 'stabilizer' and the other is 'coordinator.feedback

Ramón Méndez

I'm very worried by what is happening in the US regarding climate change. It was an extraordinarily strong shock to hear that Trump has signed a decree to revise the clean power plan. Of all of Trump's policies, this is the one with the worst consequences for the world.feedback

John Jack Kennedy Schlossberg

I'm inspired by my family's legacy of public service. It's something that I'm very proud of. But I'm still trying to make my own way and figure things out. So stay tuned – I don't know what I'm going to do. Throughout his two terms in office, he represented all Americans with decency, integrity, and an unshakeable commitment to the greater good. On key issues during his presidency, President Obama put policy above politics – expanding health security for millions of Americans, restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, and leading a landmark international accord to combat climate change.feedback

Jack Schlossberg

In 2008, I was inspired by President Obama's vision for America and all the promises that he laid out for our country. This award really recognizes that he made tough choices over the last 8 years to execute on that vision – to give people health care, to get serious about climate change, and to reach out to international partners and really improve America's standing in the world. And that takes political courage.feedback

Matthew Huber

[E]very administration has the right and indeed responsibility to review, update and improve the policies and websites of agencies under their purview, so there is nothing inherently wrong with the EPA website being revised. It does strike me as unusual and irresponsible to take the entire climate change website down at once and not conduct a rolling review and update. This is akin to removing all emergency exit signs from a movie theater while a movie is showing because the upper management has decided they might need to improve their disaster plans.feedback

Daniel Gocher

Two degrees means they're serious about climate change. That's what governments around the world agreed to in Paris. Four degrees means business as usual and that means they're not taking it seriously.feedback

Matt Rogers

It fails to acknowledge the political dimensions of the issue and fails to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for their climate change obstructionism and blatant disregard for environment.feedback

Stefan Rahmstorf

Incidentally, when in the journal Science in 2007 we pointed to the exceptionally large warming trend of the preceding 16 years, which was at the upper end of the [climate] model range, nobody cared, because there is no powerful lobby trying to exaggerate global warming. And of course in our paper we named natural intrinsic variability as the most likely reason. But when a trend at the lower end of the model range occurs it suddenly became a big issue of public debate, because that was pushed by the fossil fuel climate sceptics' lobby. There is an interesting double standard there.feedback

James Risbey

It never hurts to go back and see how we did. A short-term trend was too blunt an instrument to speak directly to our confidence in climate change anyway, but its overall relevance is that it helped us to explain the bumps along the way.feedback

Piers Forster

There is other work that shows the cool east Pacific that occurred during the hiatus reduced the climate sensitivity and this might affect longer-term trends. In the early 2000s some scientists were talking about accelerating global warming and either for simplicity, or forgetting to, we did not mention that share prices can go down as well as up.feedback

Ella Wagner

Instead, they found someone whose point is to destabilize the current science on climate change. What really annoyed me was seeing Times ads promising to pursue the 'truth' and then you get this alert saying, Read this column that questions the fundamental believability of facts.feedback

Bret Stephens

As Andrew Revkin wrote last year about his storied career as an environmental reporter at The Times, I saw a widening gap between what scientists had been learning about global warming and what advocates were claiming as they pushed ever harder to pass climate legislation.feedback

Leonardo DiCaprio

Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It's the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children's children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. Let us not take this planet for granted.feedback

Iain Wright

The Prime Minister has made it politically unfeasible to remain in Euratom long term. The Government now has a responsibility to end the uncertainty hanging over the industry and ensure robust and stable arrangements to protect trade, boost research and development, and ensure safeguarding of the highest level. In the short term, the Government should seek to avoid disruption to the energy sector and domestic climate change agenda. Government needs to provide as much clarity and stability as possible to support investment and avoid damaging UK competitiveness and adversely affecting consumers.feedback

Challiss McDonough - World Food Program

The droughts are coming more frequently and more often and they are worse – and that's climate change. That's very, very clear. You talk to any farmer how are the rains now compared to 20-30 years ago, they see a difference in their lifetimes, particularly the older ones.feedback

Deborah Markowitz

We had to come down for this–climate change is the most important issue of our time. But then we bought carbon credits to make up for it. It's important to affirm to ourselves that this is a huge community. It also sends a message to the corporations that really run things that people care. Even in Appalachia, now, the power companies are moving to renewables. Marches like this continue that pressure.feedback

Jerry Bertleson

For me, climate change is a theological issue. The first gospel is creation. Jesus, when he spoke, rarely said 'The Bible says….' He often pointed to creation to illustrate deeper truths. If we don't take care of it, then we'll lose that witness.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I keep hearing about global warming, now they'll say: 'He doesn't understand this is a worldwide problem.feedback

Patrick O'Flynn

The third and for me clinching reason is the BBC's record of political bias, whether over Brexit, the debate over mass immigration, climate change, penal policy, the US Presidential election coverage or a host of other issues.feedback

Musk

I've used the meetings I've had to argue in favor of immigration and climate change.feedback

Donald J. Trump

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

Bret Stephens

Censoriously asserting one's moral superiority and treating skeptics as imbeciles and deplorables wins few converts. None of this is to deny climate change or the possible severity of its consequences. But ordinary citizens also have a right to be skeptical of an overweening scientism. They know – as all environmentalists should – that history is littered with the human wreckage of scientific errors married to political power.feedback

Andrew Bennett

Generally, we shouldn't make [climate change] partisan, but we have to acknowledge that it has been made partisan. That happened not by Democrats moving against Republicans, but by Republicans moving against scientists and climate change.feedback

Maxx Dilley - World Meteorological Organization

Memories are still fresh of the powerful 2015-2016 El Niño which was associated with droughts, flooding and coral bleaching in different parts of the world and which, combined with long-term climate change, led to the increase of global temperatures to new record highs in both 2015 and 2016.feedback

Tim Stockdale

For the last decade, the tropical Pacific has tended to be on the cold side, and that has helped keep global temperatures down. With this warming coming back so soon, it makes you wonder if the decadal trend is a bit more on to the positive side. Obviously if that were sustained over the next five to 10 years, it would make the global warming signal stand out more strongly than it has done over the past decade.feedback

Mike Joy

Water and climate change are totally interrelated here, as I guess they are everywhere. As a country we are going along a very clear path towards maximizing agricultural production. Our government has decided that it wants to double agricultural production in the next decade or two.feedback

Phil Bell

Students just don't have the environmental literacy to discuss [green issues] in a meaningful way, which hinders them from developing a real interest. In English, for example, they should be reading poems about green issues. In history, the environment should be part the curriculum. There's a gap in schools compared with the importance of global warming as an issue.feedback

Brian Hartzer - Westpac Group

Westpac recognises that climate change is an economic issue as well as an environmental issue, and banks have an important role to play in assisting the Australian economy to transition to a net zero emissions economy. Limiting global warming will require a collaborative effort as we transition to lower-emissions sectors, while also taking steps to help the economy and our communities become more resilient.feedback

Bernie Sanders

Mr President, start listening to the people and the scientists, not the greed of the fossil fuel industry. No, Mr President, climate change is not a hoax. Climate change is real.feedback

Bret Stephens

Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the mass hysteria phenomenon known as global warming. Much of the science has since been discredited.feedback

Bret Stephens

For the anti-Semite, the problems of the world can invariably be ascribed to the Jews; for the Communist, to the capitalists. And as the list above suggests, global warming has become the fill-in-the-blank explanation for whatever happens to be the problem.feedback

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 goals.feedback

Adair Turner

We have to at least understand that a ban on doing onshore wind is giving up the opportunity of what is increasingly the cheapest form of electricity. I would not personally have that ban on onshore wind. The Trump presidency is not good for climate change, we can't pretend otherwise.feedback

Chelsea Clinton

The happy pictures of elephants from the Sheldrick Trust or the happy pictures of monkeys playing from the World Wildlife Fund make me very happy. I find [them] so joyful. [It's] infuriating when [the posts are] about elephant poaching or what's happening to our ecosystems because of global warming and climate change.feedback

Dan Dudis - Public Citizen

We are looking at companies that have explicit public policy positions that run counter to the chamber's stance. Those businesses might give $500,000 or $1m for trade lobbying but money is fungible. That cash frees up money for the chamber to lobby against climate change legislation, for tobacco and against the interests of many of its members.feedback

Peter Darbee - Pg&e

We find it dismaying that the chamber neglects the indisputable fact that a decisive majority of experts have said the data on global warming are compelling and point to a threat that cannot be ignored.feedback

Lillian Shipman

Climate change won't hurt them. I want to show my son how important science is, and bring to light that issues like climate change aren't optional.feedback

Andres Couve

This demonstration has to do with the fact that the American government has been cutting on funding for science and perhaps most importantly, they have not taken into account the evidence – especially about climate change – when it comes to public policies.feedback

Maya Lin

We are at a dangerous moment in our nation's history when science and scientists are under attack, when the very words 'climate change' are being censored.feedback

Geoffrey Supran

Attacks on science don't just hurt scientists, they hurt scientists' ability to protect the people, and climate change epitomizes that.feedback

Bill Nye

The climate change situation is more urgent than ever. But if you're not optimistic you won't accomplish anything. When conservatives see the economic value of science and innovation, that turns things around.feedback

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 us.feedback

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 opinions.feedback

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 now.feedback

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 illusion.feedback

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 organization.feedback

Donald J. Trump

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

Jo Preston

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

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 foods.feedback

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 planning.feedback

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 consequences.feedback

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 future.feedback

Richard Alley

This is an interesting study and reconfirms that climate change has large, widespread and sometimes surprising impacts.feedback

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 issue.feedback

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 security.feedback

Peter Trelenberg - ExxonMobil

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

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 islands.feedback

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 further.feedback

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 supports.feedback

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 patterns.feedback

Ted Wheeler

We don't succeed addressing climate change by government action alone,'' he said.feedback

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 energy.feedback

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 lose.feedback

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 it.feedback

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 agenda.feedback

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 warming.feedback

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 possible.feedback

Terry Hughes

The combined impact of this back-to-back bleaching stretches for 1,500 kilometres, leaving only the southern third unscathed. The bleaching is caused by record-breaking temperatures driven by global warming. This year, 2017, we are seeing mass bleaching, even without the assistance of El Nino conditions. Clearly the reef is struggling with multiple impacts. Without a doubt the most pressing of these is global warming.feedback

Terry Hughes

The bleaching is caused by record-breaking temperatures driven by global warming. This year, 2017, we are seeing mass bleaching, even without the assistance of El Nino conditions. Clearly the reef is struggling with multiple impacts. Without a doubt the most pressing of these is global warming. As temperatures continue to rise the corals will experience more and more of these events. One degree Celsius of warming so far has already caused four events in the past 19 years. Ultimately, we need to cut carbon emissions, and the window to do so is rapidly closing.feedback

Terry Hughes

The bleaching is caused by record-breaking temperatures driven by global warming. This year, 2017, we are seeing mass bleaching, even without the assistance of El Niño conditions. Clearly the reef is struggling with multiple impacts. Without a doubt the most pressing of these is global warming. As temperatures continue to rise the corals will experience more and more of these events: 1°C of warming so far has already caused four events in the past 19 years. Ultimately, we need to cut carbon emissions, and the window to do so is rapidly closing.feedback

Terry Hughes

We've had a back-to-back bleaching for the first time. So we redid our aerial surveys again, which was a bit tough. I was hoping to never have to do it again. I showed the results of aerial surveys of #bleaching on the #GreatBarrierReef to my students, And then we wept. That's obviously an enormous loss over two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef. I wouldn't say the barrier reef is dying. But clearly, we're measuring serious losses here. And the reason it's happening is global warming.feedback

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 possibility.feedback

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 needs.feedback

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 factor.feedback

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 realm.feedback

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.feedback

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 solution.feedback

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 position.feedback

Teng Fei

In the past, some Chinese officials and ordinary people even believed that climate change was something created by developed countries to curb China's economic growth.feedback

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 intense.feedback

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 environment.feedback

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 humans.feedback

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 administration.feedback

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 okay.feedback

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 life.feedback

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 MoU.feedback

Louis Leonard - World Wide Fund for Nature

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

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 on.feedback

Guy Shrubsole

The new figures show a startling divide in flood defence spending – the wealthy south-east gets protected while poorer communities in East Anglia have to sink or swim. Some of the differences are down to where flood risk is highest. But this also raises questions about whether the government's system for allocating flood defence funding is skewed towards wealthier regions and households. As climate change drives up rainfall and sea levels, we need to protect all Britons against flooding, not just those deemed economically important by a cold cost-benefit calculation.feedback

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 year.feedback

Scott Pruitt

There's a warming trend, the climate is changing and human activity contributes to that change in some measure. I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see. What Paris represents is a bad deal for this country. We frontloaded our cost. China and India backloaded theirs. That caused a contraction in our economy.feedback

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 adjusted.feedback

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 society.feedback

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 health.feedback

Alexandra Palt - L'Oréal

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

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 suffering.feedback

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 leaks.feedback

Zandile Gumede

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

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 lives.feedback

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 develop.feedback

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 governing.feedback

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 uphold.feedback

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 own.feedback

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 change.feedback

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 situation.feedback

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 evidence.feedback

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 wanted.feedback

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 impacts.feedback

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 others.feedback

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 chain.feedback

Carlos Brito

Climate change has profound implications for our company and for the communities where we live and work. Cutting back on fossil fuels is good for the environment and good for business, and we are committed to helping drive positive change. We have the opportunity to play a leading role in the battle against climate change by purchasing energy in a more sustainable way.feedback

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 models.feedback

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 change.feedback

Chris Miller - IMDb.com

We buy vanilla, cocoa, bananas, cherries; we buy ingredients we put into our chunky and swirly ice creams, from places that are profoundly affected by climate change. So it's personal for us.feedback

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/Clinton.feedback

John Podesta

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

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 else.feedback

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 planet.feedback

Sarah Posner

President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, former president Barack Obama’s 2015 policy aimed at reducing the carbon emissions that cause climate change. He touted this as a big step in restoring American jobs - in particular, coal mining jobs, which are concentrated in areas carried by Trump in the 2016 election.feedback

Myles Allen

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

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 now.feedback

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 severely.feedback

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 change.feedback

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 us.feedback

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't.feedback

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 economy.feedback

Ted Nordhaus

None of that goes away overnight. But if we want to reset public perception of nuclear, I think starting with technologies that are quite different from today's designs is our best bet. If we treated climate change like it was an incoming asteroid, then we might embark on a crash program of public investment in nuclear the way France and Sweden did. But I just don't think we're going to do that.feedback

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 stress.feedback

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 technofixes.feedback

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 politics.feedback

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 it.feedback

Erica Shingara

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

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 it.feedback

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 innovation.feedback

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 industry.feedback

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 polluting.feedback

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 not.feedback

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 it.feedback

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 anything.feedback

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 on.feedback

Terry Hughes

It broke my heart to see so many corals dying on northern reefs on the Great Barrier Reef in 2016. With rising temperatures due to global warming, it's only a matter of time before we see more of these events . A fourth event after only one year would be a major blow to the reef. The severity of the 2016 bleaching was off the chart. In its weakened state, the reef cannot afford the Adani mine.feedback

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 case.feedback

Stephen Hawking

Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it's one we can prevent. It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for [Trump's] second term, God forbid. A few people will get mega rich as is often the case but the majority will be poorer. I have already completed a zero gravity flight which allowed me to float weightless, but my ultimate ambition is to fly into space. I thought no one would take me but Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic and I said yes immediately.feedback

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 arc.feedback

Stephen Hawking

Trump was elected by people who felt disenfranchised by the governing elite in a revolt against globalization. His priority will be to satisfy his electorate, who are neither liberal nor that well-informed. We have already seen this in the promise to build a wall along the Mexican border and the sanctioning of two oil pipelines and the appointment to the Environmental Protection Agency of Scott Pruitt, a man who does not believe carbon dioxide causes climate change.feedback

Stephen Hawking

He should replace Scott Pruitt at the Environmental Protection Agency. Climate change is one of the great dangers we face and its one we can prevent. It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for his second term – God forbid. I have already completed a zero gravity flight which allowed me to float weightless, but my ultimate ambition is to fly into space. I thought no one would take me, but Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic and I said yes immediately. Since that day I have never changed my mind.feedback

Stephen Hawking

I would like to visit (the US) again, and to talk to other scientists. But I fear that I may not be welcome. He should replace Scott Pruitt at the Environment Protection Agency. Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it's one we can prevent. It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for his second term. God forbid. Leaving Europe threatens Britain's status as a world- leader in science and innovation. My three children have brought me great joy -- and I can tell you what will make me happy, to travel in space.feedback

Stephen Hawking

Trump was elected by people who felt disenfranchised by the governing elite in a revolt against globalisation. His priority will be to satisfy his electorate who are neither liberal, nor that well-informed. I have many friends and colleagues there [in America], and it is still a place I like and admire in many ways. I would like to visit again, and to talk to other scientists. 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 prevent. It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for his second term. God forbid.feedback

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 prevent.feedback

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 multiculturalism.feedback

Terry Hughes

We're hoping that the next 2-3 weeks will cool off quickly, and this year's bleaching won't be anything like last year. The severity of the 2016 bleaching was off the chart. With rising temperatures due to global warming, it's only a matter of time before we see more of these events. A fourth event after only one year is a major blow to the Reef. I think it's a wake-up call. We've been hoping that local interventions with water quality and fishing would improve the resistance of the corals to bleaching. We found no evidence that that's actually true, at least during a very severe event.feedback

Terry Hughes

Climate change is not a future threat. On the Great Barrier Reef, it's been happening for 18 years.feedback

Brian Johnson

First of all, I think a scientist can really understand technical issues, whether it's climate change or cyber security. Politicians like Trump make a decision and then go out and find the science to support it. If I were in Congress I would want to seek out the science first, and then have that inform my policies.feedback

Brian Johnson

The more I look into it, the more I realise it really is a huge commitment. I will probably have to resign from my job in order to campaign. He appointed Rick Perry to be in charge of the Department of Energy. He's not exactly a nuclear engineer. He's been looking to defund data collection on global warming. He's just protecting his interest in fossil fuels, not serving the American people.feedback

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 fact.feedback

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 mind.feedback

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 change.feedback

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 important.feedback

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 change.feedback

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 budget.feedback