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56 Famous Al Gore Quotes (ENVIRONMENT)

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“The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves as allies.”

Al Gore
When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.
When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.
Believe in the power of your own voice. The more noise you make, the more accountability you demand from your leaders, the more our world will change for the better.
Believe in the power of your own voice. The more noise you make, the more accountability you demand from your leaders, the more our world will change for the better.
As many know, the Chinese expression for "crisis" consists of two characters side by side. The first is the symbol for "danger," the second the symbol for "opportunity."
As many know, the Chinese expression for “crisis” consists of two characters side by side. The first is the symbol for “danger,” the second the symbol for “opportunity.”
Our insatiable drive to rummage deep beneath the surface of the earth is a willful expansion of our dysfunctional civilization into Nature.
Our insatiable drive to rummage deep beneath the surface of the earth is a willful expansion of our dysfunctional civilization into Nature.

“Today we’re dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed.”

Al Gore
If the only tool we use to analyse what's valuable is a price tag, then those things that don't have price tags begin to look like they have no value.
If the only tool we use to analyse what’s valuable is a price tag, then those things that don’t have price tags begin to look like they have no value.
Solving the climate crisis is within our grasp, but we need people like you to stand up and act.
Solving the climate crisis is within our grasp, but we need people like you to stand up and act.
No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
Here is the truth The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 911; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real.
Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real.

14 Al Gore Quotes on Nature and the Environment

“For a long time, the scientists have been telling us global warming increases the temperature of the top layer in the ocean, and that causes the average hurricane to become a lot stronger. So, the fact that the ocean temperatures did go up because of global warming, because of man-made global warming, starting around in the ’70s, and then we had a string of unusually strong hurricanes outside the boundaries of this multi-decadal cycle that is a real factor; there are scientists who point that out, and they’re right, but we’re exceeding those boundaries now.”

Al Gore
The global environment crisis is, as we say in Tennessee, real as rain, and I cannot stand the thought of leaving my children with a degraded earth and a diminished future.
The global environment crisis is, as we say in Tennessee, real as rain, and I cannot stand the thought of leaving my children with a degraded earth and a diminished future.
The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton.
The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton.
We need to remember the sense of awe that nature has given humanity. It’s something that should be preserved.
We need to remember the sense of awe that nature has given humanity. It’s something that should be preserved.

“Global warming, along with the cutting and burning of forests and other critical habitats, is causing the loss of living species at a level comparable to the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. That event was believed to have been caused by a giant asteroid. This time it is not an asteroid colliding with the Earth and wreaking havoc: it is us.”

Al Gore
Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination.
Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it’s a challenge to the moral imagination.
The ten hottest years in the atmospheric record, going back only 160 years, have been in the last eleven years.
The ten hottest years in the atmospheric record, going back only 160 years, have been in the last eleven years.

“As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together. I am going to come up with a solution that respects the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy.”

Al Gore
We are running out of time, we must have a planetary solution to a planetary crisis.
We are running out of time, we must have a planetary solution to a planetary crisis.
Unless we act boldly and quickly to deal with the underlying causes of global warming, our world will undergo a string of terrible catastrophes.
Unless we act boldly and quickly to deal with the underlying causes of global warming, our world will undergo a string of terrible catastrophes.

“Future generations may well have occasion to ask themselves, “What were our parents thinking? Why didn’t they wake up when they had a chance?” We have to hear that question from them, now.”

Al Gore
We're operating this planet like a business in liquidation.
We’re operating this planet like a business in liquidation.
I’m convinced that we’ll solve the climate crisis, but the longer we take, the more grave the risks we're taking with humankind.
I’m convinced that we’ll solve the climate crisis, but the longer we take, the more grave the risks we’re taking with humankind.

“We have arrived at a moment of decision. Our home – Earth – is in grave danger. What is at risk of being destroyed is not the planet itself, of course, but the conditions that have made it hospitable for human beings.”

Al Gore

4 Al Gore Quotes on Renewable Energy

I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy.
I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy.
Consider a clock thermostat, and set it so that you're not using energy when you don't need it, when you're out of your house.
Consider a clock thermostat, and set it so that you’re not using energy when you don’t need it, when you’re out of your house.
I drive a hybrid, and we've changed our light bulbs and windows and installed solar panels and geothermal ground source heat pumps and most everything else.
I drive a hybrid, and we’ve changed our light bulbs and windows and installed solar panels and geothermal ground source heat pumps and most everything else.
Consider what kind of car you get. Buy cars and other products that have the least impact environmentally.
Consider what kind of car you get. Buy cars and other products that have the least impact environmentally.

13 Wise Al Gore Quotes (WISDOM)

“There is the natural tendency that all of us are vulnerable to, to deny unpleasant realities and to look for any excuse to push them away and resolve to think about them another day long in the future.”

Al Gore
In a time of darkness, you don't curse the darkness, you light a candle.
In a time of darkness, you don’t curse the darkness, you light a candle.
Pollution should never be the price of prosperity.
Pollution should never be the price of prosperity.
You know the old saying you win some, you lose some… and then there's that little-known third category.
You know the old saying: you win some, you lose some… and then there’s that little-known third category.
We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.
We’re all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.
Most people in politics draw energy from backslapping and shaking hands and all that. I draw energy from discussing ideas.
Most people in politics draw energy from backslapping and shaking hands and all that. I draw energy from discussing ideas.
We have to abandon the conceit that isolated personal actions are going to solve this crisis. Our policies have to shift.
We have to abandon the conceit that isolated personal actions are going to solve this crisis. Our policies have to shift.
We are going to win this. The only question is how long it takes.
We are going to win this. The only question is how long it takes.
We need to price on carbon in the markets, and a price on denial in politics.
We need to price on carbon in the markets, and a price on denial in politics.
I have faith in the United States and our ability to make good decisions based on the facts.
I have faith in the United States and our ability to make good decisions based on the facts.
When fear displaces reason, the result is often irrational hatred and division.
When fear displaces reason, the result is often irrational hatred and division.
In digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous
In digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?
Take it from me, every vote counts.
Take it from me, every vote counts.

5 Al Gore Quotes on Change

“The key… will be a new public awareness of how serious is the threat to the global environment. Those who have a vested interest in the status quo will probably continue to be able to stifle any meaningful change until enough citizens… are willing to speak out.”

Al Gore
Each and every one of us can make changes in the way we live our lives and become part of the solution [to climate change].
Each and every one of us can make changes in the way we live our lives and become part of the solution [to climate change].
Change can happen if we all live like we’d like the change.
Change can happen if we all live like we’d like the change.
A zebra does not change its spots.
A zebra does not change its spots.
When politics is too slow, change has to come from culture.
When politics is too slow, change has to come from culture.

10 Al Gore Quotes that will Make You Think

“Surveillance technologies now available – including the monitoring of virtually all digital information – have advanced to the point where much of the essential apparatus of a police state is already in place.”

Al Gore
Our atmosphere is like the story of Goldilocks. It’s not too thick, it’s not too thin, it’s just right. And we need to keep it like that.
Our atmosphere is like the story of Goldilocks. It’s not too thick, it’s not too thin, it’s just right. And we need to keep it like that.
I have always been fascinated with those who try to look over the horizon and see things that are coming at us.
I have always been fascinated with those who try to look over the horizon and see things that are coming at us.
Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.
Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.
While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.
While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.
The golden thread of reason that used to be stretched taut to mark the boundary between the known and the unknown is now routinely disrespected.
The golden thread of reason that used to be stretched taut to mark the boundary between the known and the unknown is now routinely disrespected.
We’re at a fork in the road for where we stand as a species.
We’re at a fork in the road for where we stand as a species.
Air travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Air travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.
The 'well-informed citizenry is in danger of becoming the 'well-amused audience'.
The ‘well-informed citizenry is in danger of becoming the ‘well-amused audience’.
In a time of social fragmentation, vulgarity becomes a way of life. To be shocking becomes more important - and often more profitable - than to be civil or creative or truly original.
In a time of social fragmentation, vulgarity becomes a way of life. To be shocking becomes more important – and often more profitable – than to be civil or creative or truly original.

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