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"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."
"The good news is, we have everything we need now to respond to the challenge of global warming. We have all the technologies we need, more are being developed.... But we should not wait, we cannot wait, we must not wait."
"Climate change is the most severe problem that we are facing today, more serious even than the threat of terrorism."
"Global warming threatens our health, our economy, our natural resources, and our children's future. It is clear we must act."
"Today, we can see with our own eyes what global warming is doing. In that context it becomes truly irresponsible, if not immoral, for us not to do something."
"People tend to focus on the here and now. The problem is that, once global warming is something that most people can feel in the course of their daily lives, it will be too late to prevent much larger, potentially catastrophic changes."
"There will be no polar ice by 2060...Somewhere along that path, the polar bear drops out."
Larry Schweiger, President, National Wildlife Federation, 2006
"Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence."
"Global warming is too serious for the world any longer to ignore its danger or split into opposing factions on it."
"There are many potential policies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions for which the total benefits outweigh the total costs. For the United States in particular, sound economic analysis shows that there are policy options that would slow climate change without harming American living standards, and these measures may in fact improve U.S. productivity in the longer run."
Economists' Statement on Climate Change, 2007
"We'd find more energy in the attics of American homes (through energy conservation measures) than in all the oil buried in Alaska."
"How much damage will have been done before we act?"
Senator John McCain