80+ Best Global Warming Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational global warming quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Global Warming Quotes

We are all living together on a single planet, which is threatened by our own actions. And if you don’t have some kind of global cooperation, nationalism is just not on the right level to tackle the problems, whether it’s climate change or whether it’s technological disruption.  Yuval Noah Harari

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children. John James Audubon

This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one. Clean air and water, and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics. It is our moral obligation. Leonardo DiCaprio

I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer. Denis Hayes

If you really think that the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money.  Guy McPherson

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. Mahatma Gandhi

Climate change is sometimes misunderstood as being about changes in the weather. In reality, it is about changes in our very way of life.  Paul Polman

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved. Richard Rogers

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall

The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. Lady Bird Johnson

I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is. Greta Thunberg

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites. William Ruckelshaus

By the time we see that climate change is really bad, your ability to fix it is extremely limited. The carbon gets up there, but the heating effect is delayed. And then the effect of that heat on the species and ecosystem is delayed. That means that even when you turn virtuous, things are actually going to get worse for quite a while. Bill Gates

What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. Chris Maser

We can’t take climate change and put it on the back burner. If we don’t address climate change, we won’t be around as humans. Conrad Anker

The sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety three million miles away. Stephanie Mills

We have a single mission: to protect and hand on the planet to the next generation. François Hollande

The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. Gaylord Nelson

We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it.  Jay İnslee

Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. Cree Indian Proverb

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Albert Einstein

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. Aldo Leopold

The time is past when humankind thought it could selfishly draw on exhaustible resources. We know now the world is not a commodity, is not a source of revenue; it’s a common good, it’s our heritage. And the consequences of climate change are fully known now we’re not talking about theories anymore, we’re talking about certainties. François Hollande

When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done! Dennis Weaver

I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe mankind has looked at climate change in the same way, as if it were fiction. Leonardo DiCaprio

Where the quality of life goes down for the environment, the quality of life goes down for humans. George Holland

Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea. Sylvia Earle

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. Ansel Adams

Climate change is a global problem. The planet is warming because of the growing level of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. If this trend continues, truly catastrophic consequences are likely to ensue from rising sea levels to reduced water availability, to more heat waves and fires. Malcolm Turnbull

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future. Marya Mannes

While the problem can sometimes seem overwhelming, we can turn things around  but we must move beyond climate talk to climate action. Ted Turner

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. Ralph Nader

We cannot burn our way to the future. We cannot pretend the danger does not exist  or dismiss it because it affects someone else. Ban Ki moon

For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death. Tom McMillan

Men argue. Nature acts. Voltaire

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. John Muir

The environment is where we all meet; where all of us have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. Lady Bird Johnson

Global warming is no longer a philosophical threat, no longer a future threat, no longer a threat at all. It’s our reality. Bill McKibben

The future will be green or not at all. Jonathon Porritt

Yet, despite our many advances, our environment is still threatened by a range of problems, including global climate change, energy dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels, and loss of biodiversity. Dan Lipinski

If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.  David Suzuki

People tend to focus on the here and now. The problem is that, once global warming is something that most people can feel in the course of their daily lives, it will be too late to prevent much larger, potentially catastrophic changes. Elizabeth Kolbert

Twenty five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse. Desmond Tutu

Some of the scientists, I believe, haven’t they been changing their opinion a little bit on global warming? There’s a lot of differing opinions and before we react I think it’s best to have the full accounting, full understanding of what’s taking place. George W. Bush

We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to. Terri Swearingen

Global warming is controversial, of course, but the controversy is mainly over whether human activity is driving it. Michio Kaku

All things share the same breath  the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. Chief Seattle

Today, we can see with our own eyes what global warming is doing. In that context it becomes truly irresponsible, if not immoral, for us not to do something. Joe Lieberman

Climate change, if unchecked, is an urgent threat to health, food supplies, biodiversity, and livelihoods across the globe. John F. Kerry

It is upsetting that many people don’t seem to observe what’s happening to the environment, what’s happening in terms of global warming, the loss of habitats and wild things. Joanne Woodward

I’m often asked whether I believe in global warming. I now just reply with the question: Do you believe in gravity? Neil deGrasse Tyson

As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions. Al Gore

Climate change is destroying our path to sustainability. Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course. Ban Ki moon

The shift to a cleaner energy economy wont happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact. Barack Obama

Climate change isn’t something in the future. That narrative is fundamentally flawed because there are millions impacted and so many displaced already. That is the new inconvenient truth that no one wants to hear. Aneesa Khan

 One could have the mistaken impression that the entirety of climate science is based upon a single correlation study. Karl Braganza

There is no question that climate change is happening; the only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it. David Attenborough

Even when nuclear power plants go horribly wrong, they do less damage to the planet and its people than coal-burning stations operating normally. George Monbiot

Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us. Bill Nye

Yes, climate science is uncertain. However, it’s certain enough to warrant action. You don’t need to have the seventh decimal place filled in to see that the number isn’t looking good. Brian D.

We are running out of time, and we must have a planetary solution to a planetary crisis. Al Gore

If we do not change our negative habits toward climate change, we can count on worldwide disruptions in food production, resulting in mass migration, refugee crises and increased conflict over scarce natural resources like water and farm land. This is a recipe for major security problems. Michael Franti

Wind and other clean, renewable energy will help end our reliance on fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to humans and wildlife alike. Frances Beinecke

By the time we see that climate change is really bad, your ability to fix it is extremely limited The carbon gets up there, but the heating effect is delayed. And then the effect of that heat on the species and ecosystem is delayed. That means that even when you turn virtuous, things are actually going to get worse for quite a while. Bill Gates

Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security, and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.  Ban Ki moon

People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change. Desmond Tutu

Doing all we can to combat climate change comes with numerous benefits, from reducing pollution and associated health care costs to strengthening and diversifying the economy by shifting to renewable energy, among other measures. David Suzuki

The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for. Ernest Hemingway

On climate change, we often don’t fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen. Kofi Annan

We must face up to an inescapable reality: the challenges of sustainability simply overwhelm the adequacy of our responses. With some honorable exceptions, our responses are too few, too little, and too late. Kofi A. Annan

Climate change is real. Climate change is being substantially increased by humans and the carbon we put into the atmosphere. And it appears to be speeding up. If science has made any mistakes, science has been underestimating it. James Balog

The cost of our success is the exhaustion of natural resources, leading to energy crises, climate change, pollution, and the destruction of our habitat. If you exhaust natural resources, there will be nothing left for your children. If we continue in the same direction, humankind is headed for some frightful ordeals, if not extinction. Christian de Duve

The problem of climate change is so large that it can’t be solved by voluntary individual responses. It requires an economy wide solution, i.e. one that limits the total carbon intake of the economy. Peter Barnes

There’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent threat of a changing climate. Barack Obama

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans. Jacques Yves Cousteau

The climate is changing. The proper political debate would be how to deal with these risks. Steven Chu

That we have children coming into this world already polluted, at the same time we don’t know what the effects of that pollution will be on their mental and physical development, is both bad policy and immorally wrong. Louise Slaughter

This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you! Greta Thunberg

The oceans are in trouble; the coasts are in trouble; our marine resources are in trouble. These are not challenges we can sweep aside.James Watkins