Quotes and Sayings about Climate



"As Governor, I could think of only one way to unify our State that was made up of so many different climates, political beliefs and people, and that was our music."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Music, People, Beliefs, State)

"Maine's long and cold winters may help keep our State's population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people."
- Tom Allen
(Related: People, Climate, Help, Land, May, Population, State)

"I don't know that I can give a definitive answer to that, I can only say that if we create the right climate those who are producing those products will have the opportunity to move into a higher value product if changes are needed if we get this right."
- John Anderson
(Related: Opportunity, Climate, Right, Value, Will)

"Unfortunately, Climate Science has become Political Science. It is tragic that some perhaps well-meaning but politically motivated scientists who should know better have whipped up a global frenzy about a phenomena which is statistically questionable at best."
- Robert H. Austin
(Related: Science, Climate, Scientists)

"A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Civilization, Climate, Enjoyment, Luxury, Unconscious)

"We live in a state with a wonderful climate and plenty of natural beauty, from the shores of Cumberland Island to the Chattahoochee River to the Blue Ridge Mountains."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Beauty, Climate, Mountains, State)

"The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur."
- William Bartram
(Related: Nature, Attention, First, May)

"For every expert that says humans are the cause of "climate change" there are 10 more who say we aren't."
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Related: Cause)

"The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: History, Men, Anthropology, Doctrine, Property, Theories)

"In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbClimate)

"A climate change response must have at its heart a redistribution of wealth and resources."
- Emma Brindal
(Related: Change, Heart, Wealth, Climate, Climate change)

"Just tasking a team to be creative won't get you to be innovative. It's having a corporate climate that gives people the space to experiment and take risks. Only then can you truly sustain it."
- Steve Brown
(Related: People, Climate, Corporate, Space)

"I had taken on the color of the climate around me and had driven back all the emotion that rose from the Brooklyn streets so that I could belong to the exclusive club of Congress."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Climate, Congress, Emotion)

"Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Positive, Canada, Climate, Countries, Help, Investment, states, Trade, United, World)

"Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Health, Perseverance, Climate, Dress, Exercise, Temperance)

"I'm saying that the moral climate within the ruling class in this country is not that different from the moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany."
- David Clennon
(Related: Class, Climate, Country, Germany, Saying)

"Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Change, Challenge, Climate, Climate change, Trying, Weight)

"Like the canary in the coal mine, the climate changes already evident in the Arctic are a call to action."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Action, Climate)

"Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Change, Home, Men, Climate, Country, Nations, Visit)

"Computer modelling for weather forecasting, and indeed for climate forecasting, has reached its limits."
- Piers Corbyn
(Related: Climate, Computer, Limits, Weather)

"My view is that climate changes have happened in the last 80 years, that is, the world has got a little bit warmer, although not as warm as it has been in Medieval times, or the Bronze Age."
- Piers Corbyn
(Related: Age, Climate, World, Years)

"Manners are love in a cool climate."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Love, Climate, Manners)

"I believe global warming and climate change are real threats to our planet."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Global warming)

"I think tolerance is something everybody needs to be reminded of, especially in a reactionary political world. Well, actually, I should say, a reactionary political climate."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: Climate, Needs, Tolerance, World)

"My dear colleague James Hansen, I believe, has finally gone off the deep end... The global warming 'time bomb,' 'disastrous climate changes that spiral dynamically out of humanity's control.' These are the words of an apocalyptic prophet, not a rational scientist."
- Nicholas Drapela
(Related: Control, Climate, Deep, End, Global warming, Humanity, Words)

"While mainstream media is led by profit, ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the current political climate, Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions of the campaign and film maker."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Climate, Culture, Film, Media, Profit)

"We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Peace, Climate, Freedom)

"Our climate is changing. The Earth's climate has, in fact, warmed by 1.1 to 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the industrial revolution. People look at this and say: Oh, that is not very much. In fact, it is very much, and it changes the dynamic. It impacts species. It kills some. It diminishes the carbon sink of the ocean. It does a number of things."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Climate, Earth, Fact, Revolution, Ocean)

"Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate."
- Adam Ferguson
(Related: Climate, Man)

"In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Climate, Geography, Weather)

"And given that there's been probably a ten-fold amount of information about terrorism through the media than there has about climate change; I think that's quite an interesting statistic."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Information, Media, Terrorism)

"Once you start to look into the guts of climate change you find that just about every scientific institution in the world is conducting research on the issue."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Research, World)

"Climate change is also clearly a matter of huge interest and concern for the scientific community."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Community, Concern, Interest)

"Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, Action, Climate, Climate change)

"It's absolutely not acceptable for people to argue that, if we are going to do anything about climate change at all, well, the responsibility lies solely with the individual."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, People, Climate, Climate change, Lies, Responsibility)

"The forces that are in play on climate change essentially revolve around the generation of power, the transportation of goods and services and people, and the sorts of materials that we use to fuel the whole of our civilisation."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, Power, People, Climate, Climate change, Play)

"Look, very clearly there are things that need to be done urgently in relation to climate change, and of those the most obvious is to have an enforceable and equitable arrangement delivering deep cuts in emissions into the middle of the century."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Deep, Obvious)

"What I worry about is climate change, because that would have untold effects that we can't even measure yet."
- Susan George
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Measure, Worry)

"What happened to Haiti is a threat that could happen anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations, you know, because of global warming, because of climate change and all this."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Global warming, Nations)

"I have not made any suggestions about climate change. This is more about blending or shifting the conversation about the environment versus the economy. It's just such an old, outdated conversation."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Conversation, Economy, Environment, Old)

"Nevada once again has shown double digit increases in tax revenue... Nevada continues to show economic stability with its desirable business climate and booming tourism sector."
- Kenny Guinn
(Related: Business, Climate, Tax, Stability)

"We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today."
- William Hague
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Reality, Today)

"We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Politics, Climate, Now, Opinion, Popular, Respect, Right, Succeed, Want)

"We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us."
- O. Henry
(Related: Climate, May, Weather)

"Given that, and assuming that we begin to adjust to issues like climate change and the greenhouse effect, Denver's location in the center of the country becomes a tremendous advantage."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Country, Effect)

"If we're going to create the best business climate to create higher paying jobs and retain our young people, we're going to have to build a workforce prepared for the opportunities of the future."
- John Hoeven
(Related: Business, People, Climate, Future, Jobs)

"Once again we have misleading climate change pronouncements being based on data errors, data errors detected by non-UN, non-IPCC, non-peer-reviewed external observers. This is exactly what happens when you base your arguments on 'consensus science' and not scientific fact."
- Doug L. Hoffman
(Related: Change, Science, Arguments, Being, Climate, Climate change, Errors, Fact, Misleading)

"As somebody who's been writing about this subject for getting on twenty years now, it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Climate, Now, Writing, Years)

"The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it's all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Future, Generations, Global warming, Responsibility, Scientists)

"Fertile soil, level plains, easy passage across the mountains, coal, iron, and other metals imbedded in the rocks, and a stimulating climate, all shower their blessings upon man."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Blessings, Climate, Man, Mountains)

"The human organism inherits so delicate an adjustment to climate that, in spite of man's boasted ability to live anywhere, the strain of the frozen North eliminates the more nervous and active types of mind."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Ability, Climate, Man, Mind)

"Thus the races, though alike in their physical response to climate, may possibly be different in their mental response because they have approached America by different paths."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: America, Climate, May)

"Geologists are rapidly becoming convinced that the mammals spread from their central Asian point of origin largely because of great variations in climate."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Climate, Mammals)

"Again and again, to be sure, on the way to America, and under many other circumstances, man has passed through the most adverse climates and has survived, but he has flourished and waxed strong only in certain zones."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: America, Circumstances, Man)

"You have to pretend to live in those clothes that they lived in, to live within the climate that they had then. You have to imagine with the help, obviously, of all the other technicians that are around - the writer, the director, the other actors."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Actors, Climate, Clothes, Help, Writer)

"Instead of sitting on the sidelines, President Obama has made it clear that the US is ready to lead a global effort to combat climate change."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Effort, President)

"Well, if you're talking about the current climate, there's a lack of content in American film because I think people are deeply confused about their emotions, and they don't regret certain aspects of their own foreign policy."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: People, Policy, American, Climate, Content, Emotions, Film, Foreign policy, Regret, Talking)

"I learned that fighting on the chess board could also have an impact on the political climate in the country."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Chess, Climate, Country, Fighting)

"A great number of the women are victims to falling of the womb and weakness in the spine; but these are necessary results of their laborious existence, and do not belong either to climate or constitution."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Women, Climate, Constitution, Existence, Results, Victims, Weakness)

"In fact, even the current administration now is releasing recent reports indicating that climate change is real, that global warming is occurring, that it is heavily influenced by man-made objects and that it is something we cannot ignore any longer."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Fact, Global warming, Man, Now)

"Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology, if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Change, Life, Religion, Climate, Climate change, Global warming, Ideology, Man)

"Today's business and health care climate may not be pleasant. Cutbacks, pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone's job easy. But that does not mean that the humor need stop."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Business, Health, Humor, Care, Climate, Job, May, Today)

"I believe the anthropogenic effect for climate change is still only one of the hypotheses to explain the variability of climate."
- Kanya Kusano
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Effect)

"The climate informs the character."
- Melissa Leo
(Related: Character, Climate)

"With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one - but no one at all - can tell you what to read and when and how."
- Doris Lessing
"At a time when U.S. jobs are heading overseas at a record pace, and amidst increased sanctions on our manufacturers and producers from other countries, it's imperative that we do all we can to provide our businesses a climate to operate successfully."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Time, Climate, Countries, Jobs)

"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
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Dependence, Energy, Environment, Loss, Problems)

"Every novel generates its own climate, when you get going."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Climate)

"New England has a harsh climate, a barren soil, a rough and stormy coast, and yet we love it, even with a love passing that of dwellers in more favored regions."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Love, Climate, England)

"All the modelling we do shows that the climate is poised on the jump up to a new hot state. It is accelerating so fast that you could say that we are already in it."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Climate, State)

"Geological change usually takes thousands of years to happen but we are seeing the climate changing not just in our lifetimes but also year by year."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Change, Climate, Years)

"Some people call it global warming; some people call it climate change. What is the difference?"
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Change, People, Climate, Climate change, Difference, Global warming)

"Indeed, in the present climate of mistrust of institutions, many people who yearn for a more meaningful and fulfilling life would regard the church as an unlikely place to go for guidance."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Life, People, Church, Climate, Guidance, Mistrust, Present)

"Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Climate, Scientists)

"The climate continues to deteriorate."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Climate)

"The European nations take climate change very seriously."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Nations)

"A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world's nations toward saving the climate."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Climate, Help, Leading, Nations, President, World)

"Everyone except the far right wing of the Republican Party realizes that oil, gas and coal burning are the main activities that have sent the climate into bigger floods, droughts, hurricanes, and El Ninos."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Climate, Oil, Party, Republican, Right)

"George W. cares as much about climate change as you would expect from a Texas oilman."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change)

"We believe the ice sheet was not around all the time. It was only around during cool snaps of the climate."
- Kenneth Miller
(Related: Time, Climate)

"No player can become accustomed to New York's climate in August in a few days. The playing conditions, the courts in New York and France are very different."
- Helen Wills Moody
(Related: Climate, France)

"But once I acclimated and really used fame for what it was offering me as a tool to serve my life purpose of inspiring and contributing, then it started to get fun again."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Life, Purpose, Fame, Fun, Inspiring)

"You frighten a lot of scientists. If they say that climate is not changing, they lose their research grants. And some people cannot afford that; they become silent, or a few of us speak up, because we think that it's for the honesty of science, that we have to do it."
- Nils-Axel Morner
(Related: Science, People, Honesty, Climate, Research, Scientists)

"Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Ability, Benefits, Climate, Gender, May, Race, Respect, Responsibility)

"The scientists who do climate research understand that much of the ever increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere since 1850 must be attributed to burning those fossil fuels to produce the energy that drives industrialization."
- John Olver
(Related: Climate, Energy, Research, Scientists)

"Our New England climate is mild and equable compared with that of the Platte."
- Francis Parkman
(Related: Climate, England)

"It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change, he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: Change, Progress, Climate, Climate change, Country, President, Republican)

"The impact of climate change is a tremendous risk to the security and well-being of our countries."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Countries, Risk, Security)

"Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President's economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation - innovation begins in the classroom - clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Education, Health, Technology, Beginning, Care, Classroom, Climate, Creation, Energy, First, Innovation, Job, May, President, Re)

"You know, to preserve our job-friendly climate the Texas legislature didn't raise taxes this last legislative session while balancing their budget and maintaining their reserves - and might I add that our budget leaves $6 billion dollars in a rainy day fund?"
- Rick Perry
(Related: Climate, Day, Job, Taxes)

"To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Change, Death, Environmental, Action, Climate, Climate change, Global warming)

"Japan's humid and warm summer climate, as well as frequent earthquakes resulted in lightweight timber buildings raised off the ground that are resistant to earth tremors."
- Harry Seidler
(Related: Climate, Earth, Summer)

"I think that the climate within the band has changed, it's now in a more functional situation."
- Billy Sherwood
(Related: Climate, Now)

"I was afterwards sorry for this, though, if I ever travel again, I shall trust to none but natives, as the climate of Africa is too trying to foreigners."
- John H. Speke
(Related: Travel, Trust, Climate, Foreigners, Trying)

"Probably my mother's life was prolonged beyond that of a long-lived family by her coming to Australia in middle life; and if I ever had any tendency to consumption, the climate must have helped me."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: Family, Life, Mother, Climate)

"The first issue of The Register was printed in London, and gave a glowing account of the province that was to be - its climate, its resources, the sound principles on which it was founded."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: Climate, First, London, Principles, Sound)

"Believe it or not, very little research has ever been funded to search for natural mechanisms of warming... it has simply been assumed that global warming is manmade. Climate change - it happens, with or without our help."
- Roy Spencer
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Global warming, Help, Research)

"Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world - possibly none - have a sufficiently thorough, "big picture" understanding of the climate system to be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming. To the public, we all might seem like experts, but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem."
- Roy Spencer
(Related: Work, Climate, Experts, Global warming, Majority, Popular, Public, Scientists, Understanding, World)

"I was raised in a climate where I believed in God because I was afraid of going to hell - and I didn't think that was the right way to fall in love with somebody."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Love, God, Climate, Hell, Right)

"I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Climate, Hell, Weather)

"This is due partly to the fact that Americans are much better fed than Europeans, and partly to the undeveloped resources of a new country, but more largely to our climate, which acts as a constant stimulus."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Americans, Climate, Country, Fact)

"The year 1826 was remarkable for the commencement of one of those fearful droughts to which we have reason to believe the climate of New South Wales is periodically subject."
- Charles Sturt
(Related: Climate, Reason, Remarkable)

"The staple of our Australian colonies, but more particularly of New South Wales, the climate and the soil of which are peculiarly suited to its production, - is fine wool."
- Charles Sturt
(Related: Climate, Production)

"But ultimately what I was impressed by during my years in government was how much the intellectual climate and the prevailing intellectual notions constrained and represented the universe within which the discourse took place."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Government, Climate, Universe, Years)

"It is amazing to me, as a professional geologist, how many otherwise intelligent people have, as some may say, 'drunk the Al Gore Kool-Aid' concerning global climate change."
- Earl F. Titcomb, Jr.
(Related: Change, People, Climate, Climate change, May)

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Climate, Company, Heaven, Hell)

"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Climate, Weather)

"The irony here is this administration is spending more money on climate change research and development than any administration in all the rest of the industrialized world combined."
- Christine Todd Whitman
(Related: Change, Money, Development, Climate, Climate change, Irony, Research, Rest, World)

"I have run large organizations, I know what it takes to create a healthy business climate, and I have more experience than Jerry Brown doing that. So it'll be a stark contrast, a career politician vs. someone who has met a payroll, gotten a return on investment, knows how to use technology to do more with less."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Business, Experience, Technology, Career, Climate, Contrast, Investment)

"I am appalled at the state of discord in the field of climate science. There is no observational evidence that the addition of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions have caused any temperature perturbations in the atmosphere."
- George T. Wolff
(Related: Science, Climate, State)

"Europe has found itself confronted with fresh challenges - challenges of a global character, the nature of which is directly connected with changes in the international climate and the difficulties of seeking new models for co-operation."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Nature, Character, Climate, Difficulties, Europe)

"The next four years, there won't be a week that goes by without a discussion of climate change. It's a naturally Conservative issue."
- Tim Yeo
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Conservative, Years)

"In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war."
- John Yoo
(Related: War, Being, Climate, Laws, Light, Prison, Scandal)