Who Said ItWhat They Said
Noel Brown, Senior UN Environmental Official“Entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if global warming is not reversed by the year 2000.” Date of Quote: 1989, Source: AP News, June 29th, 1989
Gordon Brown, Former UK Prime Minister“World leaders have 50 days to save the Earth from irreversible global warming.” Date of Quote: 2009, Source: UPI, October 19th, 2009
Paul Ehrlich, American Biologist“As University of California physicist John Holdren has said, it is possible that carbon-dioxide climate-induced famines could kill as many as a billion people before the year 2020.” -The Machinery of Nature, pg. 274
Mostafa Tolba, Executive Director of UNEP“The world faces an ecological disaster as final as nuclear war within a couple of decades unless governments act now.” Source: Reuters
Rajendra Pachauri, Head of the IPCC“If there's no action before 2012, that's too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment." Date of Quote: 2007, Source: -New York Times, November 17th, 2007
James Hansen, NASA Scientist “I think we have a very brief window of opportunity to deal with climate change ... no longer than a decade, at the most,” Date of Quote: 2006, Source: NBC News, September 14th, 2006
George Wald, American Scientist “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” Date of Quote: 1979, Source: Washington Times, December 3, 2018
Barry Commoner, American cellular biologist“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation” -Climate Change and the Emergence of Civilization: Global Warming, Great Floods and Ice Ages, pg. 390
Al Gore“Politicians and corporations have been ignoring the issue for decades, to the point that unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return” Date of Quote: 2007, Source: CBS News, July 16th, 2007
Tim Wirth, former Senator from ColoradoIt’s (a second Obama term) the last chance we have to get anything approaching 2 degrees Centigrade,” he said. “If we don’t do it now, we are committing the world to a drastically different place.” Date of Quote: 2011, Source: Think Progress, December 3rd, 2011