Global warming quotes

on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"I came here today because I wanted to stress the urgency of the challenge to people who are not in this room.... Clearly, we must set forth what the government is doing, what business is doing, but
also what all of us have yet to do to meet this challenge together. And there is still a pressing need for action... this is not one of the summer movies where you can close your eyes during the scary parts." -- President Bill Clinton, in a speech about Y2K at the National Academy of Sciences, July 15,1998

"Owing to past neglect, in the face of plainest warnings, we have now entered upon a period of danger. The era of procrastination, of half measures, of delays is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences; we cannot avoid this period, we are in it now. Unless this house resolves to find out the truth for itself, it will have committed an act of abdication of duty without parallel." Winston Churchill, Testimony to the House of Commons, Debate on National Defense Posture (12 November 1936)...03/16/1999

"The level of disaster is still fundamentally our choice." Dr. Howard Rubin, Y2K expert and Professor at Hunter College New York City, NY... 01/04/1999

"We need to state unequivocally that Y2K is indeed an event that has potentially massive and unpredictable economic, social, and geo-political ramifications." Senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah), Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem... 02/08/1999

"One weak link anywhere in the chain of critical dependencies can cause a cascading effect of major shutdowns of business operations. Consequently, it is imperative to develop contingency plans." David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, the nation's top federal auditor... 01/23/1999