"The leadership of the [environmental] movement... does
tend to draw from the upper middle class, well educated part
of the social spectrum. Few of them go bowling or to car races."-Denis
Hayes, Executive Director of Earth Day 1970, from a 1999 Time
"We can do everything necessary to forge a sustainable
society without sacrifices that my grandpa and grandma would
have thought were an imposition... I never heard my father complain
about lack of air conditioning in the car." - Former U.S.
Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day co-founder and a consultant
to the Wilderness Society, on the occasion of Earth Day's 30th
"The Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)... shows more clearly than ever
that a long-term global warming trend is occurring and is being
driven by human actions." - Eileen Claussen, President,
Pew Center on Global Climate Change, from a speech presented
on February 27, 2001.
"Ten years ago, I believed the modelers that global
warming was a serious problem that needed attention and intervention.
As I studied the issue year by year, I became less and less convinced
that the 'problem' was truly serious... I believe that even if
we controlled every molecule of human emissions we would still
see substantial climate change, just as we always have."
- George Taylor, President of the American Association of State
Climatologists, from an article in a January 2000 issue of Electricity
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