38 Best Climate Change Quotes To Inspire You Into Action

Deepthi Reddy
Dec 12, 2023 By Deepthi Reddy
Originally Published on Jan 31, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Climate change in the earth

Climate change is a change in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere.

Climate change brings a significant increase in the Earth's temperature. This causes unexpected rains, floods, snowstorms, and other natural calamities.

Scientists from all around the world have identified that climate change is predominantly caused due to human intervention in the ecosystem. The four major causes of climate change are - deforestation, dependency on fossil fuels, permafrost, and industrial farming. These factors lead to the release of CO2, and harmful gases into the atmosphere.

The effects of climate change are very concerning and are a threat to human existence. The top five effects of climate change are identified as rising global temperatures, rising sea levels, soil erosion, desertification, and flooding.

Science shows that climate change is already a huge problem.

According to scientists from all around the world, if we don't take action, climate change could be a major threat to the planet Earth and life for future generations. The events that could occur due to climate change may have a significant impact on human health and could lead to a world crisis.

Here we bring the best climate change quotes to inspire every one of us to take action right now. If you are looking for similar articles, please read David Attenborough quotes and Greta Thunberg quotes.

Quotes About Climate Change

It has been observed by climate scientists that the global surface temperature rose by o.5 degrees Celcius in the last two decades. Here we bring a few interesting climate change quotes from scientists and climate change organizations across the world that motivate us to think of making the Earth a better place to live and solve these issues.

1. “Although the magnitude of climate change may make individuals feel helpless, individual action is critical for meaningful change.”

– Mia Armstrong.

2.“The technology is here. The people are ready. Scientists have spoken. Progressive businesses are stepping forward. Now we need governments to take climate action!”

– WWF International.

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

- Ted Turner.

4.“Action is the antidote to despair.”

– Edward Abbey.

5.“A society built on the narrow definition of self-interest we have today is not capable of meeting the big challenges of our time.”

~ Tosh Szatow.

6.“We are dealing with issues that are critical to human nature. There has to be a way to come together and do it right, to protect the environment and human rights.”

- Sister Sheila Kinsey.

7.“The climate crisis is also a crisis of culture, and thus of imagination.”

- Amitav Ghosh.

Global Warming Quotes

World leaders are working towards taking actionable steps to control the effects of climate change and global warming. Here we bring a few global warming quotes that you can use to bring awareness.

8."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.

9."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.

10.“Climate change isn’t an ‘issue’ to add to the list of things to worry about, next to health care and taxes. It is a civilizational wake-up call. ”

– Naomi Klein.

11."I feel that there is a lack of seriousness. Perhaps world leaders do not realize the urgency of the situation. We have a lot of ideas, but as someone said, 'ideas without funding is mere hallucination,'"

-Imran Khan.

12."Avoiding climate breakdown will require cathedral thinking. We must lay the foundation while we may not know exactly how to build the ceiling."

-Greta Thunberg.

13."It's so evident that we are destroying Mother Earth. This is not the problem of one country or a few countries; it is the problem of mankind. We need to work together to stop this. Otherwise our future generations will simply disappear."

-Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

14.“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”

- Thomas Edison.

Earth Quotes On Climate Change

Climate change is everyone's responsibility. It's not only the global leaders, we all are also equally responsible to take action. The following quotes may come in handy. We can start with educating our children, family, and friends on climate change.

15. “The earth is not dying. It is being killed, and the people killing it have names and addresses.”

– Bruce Duncan Phillips.

16."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.

17."We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."

-Native American Proverb.

18. "We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to."

- Terri Swearingen.

19."What will save us is not technology or science. What will save us is the ethical transformation of our society."

– Carmelite Father Eduardo Agosta Scarel.

20.“Reducing greenhouse gases requires honesty, courage and responsibility."

-Pope Francis (@Pontifex), 19 June 2015.

21.“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”

– Marshall McLuhan.

22.“Pollution and climate change by excessive burning of fossil fuels are real threats, not the people who warn that we must take these threats seriously.”

-David Suzuki.

23.“The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.”

-Ernest Hemingway.

24.“This is not just about the environment, it’s about the community, it’s about jobs, it’s about justice.”

- Eddie Bautista, 21 September 2014.

25.“They’re polluting the planet for free, and you’re paying the price”

- Christine Milne.

Famous Climate Change Quotes From World Leaders And Personalities

Organizations like WWF, UNEP are playing a major role in spreading the word by creating videos and stories to educate the importance of taking action right from their home. Here we bring you the quotes from world leaders who are playing a major role in bringing the change.

26."A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."

-Franklin D. Roosevelt.

27."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.

28."The warnings about global warming have been extremely clear for a long time. We are facing a global climate crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period of consequences."

– Al Gore.

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

– Albert Einstein.

30.“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight."

– Ban Ki-moon, Former Secretary General, UN.

31."We must face up to an inescapable reality: the challenges of sustainability simply overwhelm the adequacy of our responses."

– Kofi A. Annan, Former Secretary General, UN.

32."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.

33."Climate change is accelerating. It threatens our well being, our security, and our economic development."

-Angela Merkel.

34.“By polluting the oceans, not mitigating CO 2 emissions and destroying our biodiversity, we are killing our planet. Let us face it, there is no planet B.”

-Emmanuel Macron.

35."When nature is viewed as a source of profit and gain, this has serious consequences for society."

– Pope Francis.

36.“We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.”

-Barack Obama.

37.“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

-Dr Jane Goodall.

38.“We know that if we don’t confront climate change, there will be no hope of ending poverty or boosting shared prosperity. Furthermore, the longer we delay, the higher the cost will be to do the right thing for our planet and our children.”

- Dr Jim Yong Kim.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Climate Change Quotes then why not take a look at [nature quotes], or mother nature quotes.

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Written by Deepthi Reddy

Master of Business Administration

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Deepthi ReddyMaster of Business Administration

With an MBA under her belt, Deepthi has discovered her true calling in content writing. Her writing repertoire is diverse, covering travel, movies, pet care, parenting, animals and birds, and more. Her joy of learning and creating has helped her craft well-written and engaging articles. When she isn't writing, Deepthi enjoys exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and spending quality time with her two children aged 7 and 12.

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