Quotes and Sayings about Pollution



"All I know about thermal pollution is that if we continue our present rate of growth in electrical energy consumption it will simply take, by the year 2000, all our freshwater streams to cool the generators and reactors."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Growth, Energy, Pollution, Present, Will)

"When I came to New York and I opened the window of the thirty-fifth-floor apartment, there's light pollution and fog, and I couldn't see my star. So I drew it on my wrist with a pen, but it kept washing away. Then I went to a tattoo parlor on Second Avenue and had it done."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Light, Pen, Pollution)

"I strongly support the Bush Administration's clean diesel rules, which will reduce air pollution from diesel engines by more than 90 percent, and reduce the sulfur content of diesel fuel by more than 95 percent."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Content, Pollution, Rules, Support, Will)

"Seen that way, the wholesale transformation of production technologies that is mandated by pollution prevention creates a new surge of economic development."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Development, Pollution, Prevention, Production)

"The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect."
- Rene Dubos
(Related: Pollution)

"Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Environmental, Life, Quality, People, Cities, Pollution, Problems, Respect, World)

"Ethanol has reduced our nation's dependence on imported energy, created thousands of jobs, reduced air pollution, and increased energy security. And renewable fuels cost less at the pump. It is a growth fuel that fuels opportunities for millions of Americans."
- Lane Evans
(Related: Growth, Americans, Dependence, Energy, Jobs, Nation, Pollution, Security)

"Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Nothing, Pollution, Value)

"Our meaning is to make our little planet Earth a better place to live, to stop wars, disarm nuclear missiles, to stop diseases, AIDS, plague, cancer and to stop pollution."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Cancer, Earth, Meaning, Pollution)

"What I loathe is the multi-national conglomerates who must take responsibility for the degradation and pollution of so much of our landscape with their factory farming and greed."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Greed, Pollution, Responsibility)

"We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place."
- Gunther Grass
(Related: Growth, Future, Pollution, Statistics)

"Indeed, our particular concept of private property, which deters us from exhausting the positive resources of the earth, favors pollution."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Positive, Earth, Favors, Pollution, Property)

"I don't want to wait 20 or 50 years for something to be done about petrochemical pollution."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Pollution, Want, Years)

"Despite Arizona's remarkable growth in recent years, we have met the current federal health standards for ozone pollution and the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved our dust control plan."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Environmental, Health, Control, Growth, Pollution, Protection, Remarkable, Years)

"The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Health, Fact, Pollution)

"Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave."
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: Blood, Footsteps, Grave, Pollution, Terror)

"What they are doing is taking something that otherwise creates pollution and turning it into something useful."
- Barbara Lee
(Related: Pollution)

"I think the main influence has been living in New York City. Aside from all the crap around 9/11, I find it very demanding to think amid all the noise and visual pollution."
- George Murray
(Related: Influence, Living, Pollution)

"I spend a year at the Hoover Institute at Stanford, researching market approaches to air pollution control."
- Gale Norton
(Related: Control, Pollution)

"There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Now, Pollution)

"Electric cars aren't pollution-free; they have to get their energy from somewhere."
- Alexandra Paul
(Related: Energy, Pollution)

"In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel - it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Food, Fossil fuel, Pollution, Zone)

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Environment, Pollution, Water)

"The pollution they produce, market, sell, and show to billions around the world is at its core contemptuous of the country that gave them better lives than nearly 100 percent of everybody who's ever lived. And they pass that contempt along for everyone to see."
- John Ratzenberger
(Related: Contempt, Country, Pollution, World)

"The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Government, Growth, Inflation, Job, Pollution, Reality, Risk)

"Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Man, Pollution)

"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
(Related: Time, Policy, Development, Children, Pollution, Will, World, Wrong)

"If ever we had proof that our nation's pollution laws aren't working, it's reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Babies, Laws, Nation, Pollution, Proof, Reading)

"The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy."
- Theodore White
(Related: Money, Politics, Democracy, Pollution, Today)

"There are people who take rumors and embellish them in a way that can be devastating. And this pollution has to be eradicated by people in our business as best we can."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Business, People, Pollution, Rumors)