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Hamdi Ulukaya
The issue isn't whether we can solve poverty or climate change or income inequality. It's whether or not we can work together. The willingness to just get together and talk – that's why we're here.feedback
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Sep 21 2017
Climate change has been commented on by 425 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Climate change are: Terry Hughes, Scott Pruitt, Emmanuel Macron and Donald J. Trump. For instance, the most recent quote from Terry Hughes is: “They are going to be different systems with a different mix of species but if we throw the kitchen sink at it and especially deal with climate change then we will have functioning reefs that will sustain and repair themselves and be of some use to people.”.
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Scott Pruitt

I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.feedback

Jo Swinson

A few years ago it would have seemed inconceivable that in such a crisis, China would be a voice of reason, and Russia more measured than America. The politics of the bully is back. Human rights are trampled. Climate change is denied. Hate and division are spread like poison into society. Brexit will make it harder to follow our values, to protect human rights, to tackle climate change, to solve global problems.feedback

Ryan Maue

The bigger issue than global warming is that more people are choosing to live in coastal areas.feedback

Bob Ward

Fake news stories about climate change are a significant threat to the public interest in the UK, US and other countries. The expert community must continue to fight back against the deluge of propaganda from climate change deniers.feedback

Jo Swinson

We are absolutely right to fight for an exit from Brexit. Brexit will make it harder to follow our values, to protect human rights, to tackle climate change, to solve global problems. An exit from Brexit is necessary, but not sufficient.feedback

Barack Obama

Climate change is threatening this treasure and the communities that depend on it, which includes almost all of South Florida. And if we don't act, there may not be an Everglades as we know it.feedback

Bob Ward

It was fairly obvious right from the start it was bound to be suspicious because David Rose has a long history of promoting climate change denial. It was grossly overblown, and that was clearly what he was trying to do.feedback

Lamar Smith

NOAA sr officials played fast & loose w/data in order 2 meet politically predetermined conclusion on climate change.feedback

Gabe Vecchi

I don't see hurricanes as necessarily the best piece of evidence to see that global warming is real. The fact that the planet has been warming: surface, ocean, land, deep ocean; that ice and snow have been melting; and that sea level has been rising are much more compelling and unambiguous.feedback

Diane Swonk

Whether you believe in climate change or not, companies believe in climate change. And they factor it into supply chains. They factor it into where they locate. Individuals do as well. And the cost of flood insurance matters.feedback

James Snider - World Wide Fund for Nature

Climate change is being witnessed in the Arctic at a rate really not seen elsewhere in the world. We need to be effectively monitoring today the status of wildlife populations so that we can understand the impacts of climate change on a lot of really unique and important species in the Canadian north.feedback

Deborah J. Glick

I thought that a new pier in a sensitive part of the estuary in days of climate change was very wrong headed. I was also concerned that large private money resulting in the control of design and programming was not a particularly democratic notion.feedback

Brian Schatz

We can get a fair amount of bipartisanship if we talk about severe weather and resiliency. For some people, it's just about the phrase 'climate change' being too politically loaded.feedback

Stephen Schneider

If you had asked me how many people could have died in France by the most exaggerated heat wave – souped up by global warming – that I could imagine ... I would have said 500 – max. And I would have been off by a factor of 30.feedback

Stevie Wonder

We've come together today to love on the people that have been devastated by the hurricanes. When love goes into action, it prefaces no color of skin, no ethnicity, no religious beliefs, no sexual preferences, and no political persuasions. It just loves. As we should begin to love and value our planet and anyone who believes there is no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent. Lord, save us all.feedback

Linda O'Shields

I know it's an act of nature, but to be hit twice within a year, it makes you wonder what's happening in nature. Is it cyclical? Am I to believe global warming? I don't know.feedback

Joao Castro Neves - Anheuser-Busch

As we strive to bring people together to build a better world, we at Anheuser-Busch are dedicated to reducing our carbon emissions. Helping to grow the renewable energy market is not only good for the environment, it is a strategic business move as we strive for long-term sustainability. Now more than ever, we are excited to lead our company's global effort toward a renewable future and, partnering with Enel, set an industry example of how major companies can help to make a difference in climate change.feedback

Volkmar Denner - Bosch

This is a faster way of limiting global warming. We are doing this alongside electric vehicles.feedback

Richard Branson - Virgin Group

Man-made climate change is contributing to increasingly strong hurricanes causing unprecedented damage. The whole world should be scrambling to get on top of the climate change issue before it is too late for this generation, let alone the generations to come.feedback

Mark Roulston

With a prediction market, getting the information is the primary objective. There's not necessarily a consensus on all the implications of climate change. The idea is to have a benchmark which could track any emerging consensus.feedback

Yuna Yang

I feel really honored and excited to be able to contribute to jobs here, where I am based. We have become a small family. We are more like a high-end company, so we don't do mass production. Though I prefer to [keep my business model] this way, some investors want me to make more money [by making] more product. But this is not my goal. For me, climate change is a fundamental issue, and it's really scary that we aren't prioritizing it.feedback

Yuna Yang

When [Trump] decided to exit out of the Paris Agreement, I was very confused. Many people can argue about whether the President is good or bad, but climate change, that issue is a proven fact. ... For me, climate change is a fundamental issue, and it's really scary that we aren't prioritizing it.feedback

Khin-Sandi Lwin - UNICEF

The region needs a 'disaster recovery Marshall plan' for the BVI and other territories that will aid in recovery, sustainable reconstruction and long-term revitalisation of the local economy. This will have to include building resilience against what is likely to be a higher intensity and frequency of extreme weather events, as the effects of climate change continue to grow.feedback

Tomas Regalado

We need to seriously look at climate change. Hurricanes like Irma don't come out of nowhere.feedback

Hillary Clinton

This wasn't the normal rough-and-tumble of politics. This was – there's no other word for it – war. This man is President of the United States, And no one is happier than Vladimir Putin. Climate change?' you ask. Health care?, No,' your teacher responds. Emails.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

Fuel efficiency standards are common sense, protecting Americans' pocketbooks and reducing the emissions that undermine public health and drive climate change.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Oh, puh-leez. President Trump is not an “independent,” as right-wing Republicans now would like to believe. (Didn’t they spend the campaign trying to convince fellow Republicans that he was really a conservative?) Trump ran for the GOP nomination, captured the party and now hypes every bad idea that the party’s most extreme elements have espoused — tax cuts for the rich, anti-immigrant hysteria, fear-mongering on crime, know-nothingism on climate change, anti-government animus, and bigotry toward the LGBT community (hence the totally unnecessary ban on transgender recruits to the military). Much as Republicans might like to disown him, they cannot. They remain responsible for nominating the most unfit person ever to hold the office.feedback

Tomas Regalado

This is the time to talk about climate change. This is the time that the president and the E.P.A. and whoever makes decisions needs to talk about climate change. If this isn't climate change, I don't know what is. This is a truly, truly poster child for what is to come.feedback

Katharine Hayhoe

We know that as humans, we are all too good at pretending like a risk, even one we know is real, doesn't matter to us. When we try to warn people about the risks, there's no 'news' hook. No one wants to listen. That's why the time to talk about it is now. The most pernicious and dangerous myth we've bought into when it comes to climate change is not the myth that it isn't real or humans aren't responsible. It's the myth that it doesn't matter to me. And that is exactly the myth that Harvey shatters.feedback

Odd-Inge Kvalheim

It's like elsewhere. One or two-issue parties are doing well; those that voters expect to have a policy on everything from kindergartens to climate change, and a balanced budget, are not.feedback

Jeff Masters

They said the benefits of that investment would pay off – and now we're seeing exactly what they were talking about. With climate change expected to make the strongest hurricanes stronger in coming decades, storms like Harvey and Irma will assault our coasts with increasing frequency. Our hurricane vulnerability problem is going to get progressively worse unless we dedicate more resources to the problem.feedback

Thomas Knutson

We think, based on model simulations that climate change is having an effect, making storms slightly more intense with higher rainfall rates, but these changes are not huge and we cannot yet clearly detect them in observations.feedback

Jeremy Lent

If we see nature as a machine, we impose no ethical limitations on human action and could destroy the very systems we depend upon for survival. For example, rather than change human habits based on evidence of climate change, there's talk in respected scientific journals about geo-engineering, basically changing nature to solve problems we created. People would rather change the planet itself than our own patterns and it could be disastrous.feedback

Sasha Abramsky

The right wing has been very good at generating fear about terrorism, Muslim immigrants or young black criminals. On the left, they generate fear about climate change. We're going to have hurricanes with or without climate change, but they portray these storms like they are all to do with climate change.feedback

Dave Shull - The Weather Channel

I believe in climate change, and I believe it's man-made. But I'm not a big fan of the term. It's been politicized.feedback

Mark Steyn

There is a desire to advance this climate change agenda, and hurricanes are one of the fastest and best ways to do it. You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic. You don't need a hurricane to hit anywhere. All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent and bigger and more dangerous, and you create the panic, and it's mission accomplished, agenda advanced.feedback

John Abatzoglou

Man-made climate change is making things incrementally hotter and allowing for fuels to dry out that much faster. We have certainly seen more years favorable to large fire outbreaks – like the one we're experiencing now – over the past half century.feedback

Harold Wanless

It's important we don't hide from reality. We should be doing very serious planning, and it doesn't help when you have a governor and a president who are dismissing [climate change].feedback

David Hastings

Hurricane Harvey and Irma should resolve any doubt that climate change is real. These are extraordinary storms.feedback

Charlie Crist

I am persuaded that global climate change is one of the most important issues that we will face this century. Florida is more vulnerable to rising ocean levels and violent weather patterns than any other state. Yet, we have done little to understand and address the root causes of this problem, or frankly, even acknowledge that the problem exists.feedback

Jennifer Lawrence

It's also scary to know that climate change is due to human activity and we continue to ignore it. You're watching these hurricanes now and it's hard…not to feel Mother Nature's wrath.feedback

Rush Limbaugh

The media takes every extreme that is in a forecast such as this and runs with it as though it is gospel. And then they hype it and hype it and hype it. And then they tie it to climate change, and they tie it to whatever. And it's not the hurricane center doing that. That is the media. And that's how they play snowstorms, it's how they play tornadoes, anything, it's just the way the media works. So the reality is gonna be a midpoint between what the forecast is and the media hype. You watch. It'll be the case.feedback

Rush Limbaugh

Now, in the official meteorological circles, you have an abundance of people who believe that man-made climate change is real. And they believe that Al Gore is correct when he has written – and he couldn't be more wrong – that climate change is creating more hurricanes and stronger hurricanes. And, of course, when Harvey hit, it was the first hurricane that had hit in 12 years. There haven't been more hurricanes and no more dangerous than any others in previous years.feedback

Sally Brown

How much climate change is involved in these hurricanes and their impacts is uncertain and requires study. Repeated studies to date have indicated that small islands are likely to have high levels of vulnerability to extreme events, such as Hurricane Irma, and suffer most in the aftermath. Apart from the immediate damage, flooding can have long-term effects, such as on water resources, soil salinisation affecting crops, or longer term stress related health effects on the population.feedback

Myles Allen

As yet another hurricane barrels into the Caribbean, with extreme precipitation and the impacts of storm surges both exacerbated by past greenhouse gas emissions, we must begin to ask 'how long can we expect taxpayers and those in the path of the storms to foot the entire bill for the impacts of climate change?feedback

Julian Heming

The North Atlantic hurricane season runs from June-November, with peak activity during August-October. During peak season around 96% of all Atlantic major hurricanes (categories 3, 4 and 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane wind scale) occur. There is much debate about the influence of climate change on hurricanes in the Atlantic. The latest research suggests that there may be an increase in tropical cyclone intensity in the future, under continued global warming. However, the models also indicate that tropical cyclone frequency will either remain unchanged or decrease.feedback

Emma Pinchbeck

Wind energy doesn't require a fuel source… once we're built we don't need to mine for anything and we don't need to burn fossil fuels which, as we know, are contributing to climate change. It's sustainable as a form of energy production, but then it's also fairly sustainable as a form of infrastructure because of how we build it. The amount of energy that goes in to building a wind farm is 'paid off' after one year of generation from that wind farm.feedback

Kelly Morice Banister

We are watching our beloved Columbia River Gorge be torched by the carelessness of some teenagers with fireworks. We are heartbroken, outraged…. And above all at this time, I am infuriated by anyone denying climate change, as we are living in a tinder box becoming an inferno and the South is flooded and shredded by hurricanes.feedback

Park Williams

Now, thinking about temperature trends due to human-caused climate change, we think that western U.S. is 1.5 Celsius, or 3 degrees Fahrenheit, hotter than it would be in absence of climate change. And there's a heatwave on top of that. Because of the exponential influence of temperature, that means that this heat wave is having a way worse influence on fire than it would in absence of human-caused warming.feedback

Rush Limbaugh

There is symbiotic relationship between retailers and local media, and it's related to money. It revolves around money. You have major, major industries and businesses which prosper during times of crisis and panic, such as a hurricane, which could destroy or greatly damage people's homes, and it could interrupt the flow of water and electricity. You have people in all of these government areas who believe man is causing climate change, and they're hellbent on proving it, they're hellbent on demonstrating it, they're hellbent on persuading people of it.feedback

Gina Hanrahan - World Wide Fund for Nature

With transport the single biggest contributor to climate change in Scotland, we're delighted the first minister has heeded the call of thousands of people across Scotland to cut pollution from our cars. Decarbonising our transport sector in fifteen years will create new jobs, cut emissions and clean up our polluted air. This announcement will help accelerate the shift to electric vehicles and sets us up to lead the technologies of the future.feedback

Kevin Sara

If European governments take the Paris accord seriously and want to meet the less than two degrees target for global warming, we need to start importing renewables. 60% of Europe's primary energy is currently imported from Russia or the Middle East. Does the EU really want to be investing in infrastructure that lasts 50 years but which just enables more fossil fuel use?feedback

Colin Carlson

If parasites go extinct, we are looking at a potential massive destabilisation of ecosystems [which] could have huge unexpected consequences. That doesn't necessarily work out well for anyone, wildlife or humans. It is difficult to summarise the net consequence, as we know so little about most parasites. Climate change will make some parasites extinct and make some do better. But we would argue the overall phenomenon is dangerous, because extinctions and invasions go hand in hand.feedback

Fabrice Leveque - World Wide Fund for Nature

This is yet more evidence that a zero-carbon future is in our grasp. However, at the present rate it will take over 100 years for us to ensure our homes are carbon neutral. This is clearly not good enough, and the government must stop dragging its feet and make sure more homes are renovated each year. Our cold and leaky homes pile hundreds of pounds on to people's fuel bills, can damage their health, and are adding to climate change.feedback

Dana Nuccitelli

There is no cohesive, consistent alternative theory to human-caused global warming. Some blame global warming on the sun, others on orbital cycles of other planets, others on ocean cycles, and so on. There is a 97% expert consensus on a cohesive theory that's overwhelmingly supported by the scientific evidence, but the 2–3% of papers that reject that consensus are all over the map, even contradicting each other.feedback

Wouter Dorigo

It does fit very well with the expected patterns of climate change. Europe is expected to get drier, particularly southern Europe. Northern Europe (Scandinavia) is expected to become wetter. For central Europe it's less clear in which direction it'll move.feedback

Wouter Dorigo

But it could be an indication of climate change, of course. But you have to be aware of the time period we're looking at is 25 years. It's a little bit too uncertain to say it's climate change.feedback

Wouter Dorigo

What you see means overall, over the last few decades, in the 1990s it was wetter than normal but lately we're getting drier and drier years. It's not random anymore, the dry years are accumulating. They wouldn't be wrong to look at the maps [and say it's climate change] but you need a real study to say it's climate change.feedback

David Karoly - Climate Change Authority

It's a small amount of money but it is odd in my view that they are spending this level of funding on an organisation that is arguing against the conclusions the CSIRO has made about the science of climate change.feedback

Richard Dixon

Phasing out new petrol and diesel vehicles is a big step forward for tackling air pollution and climate change emissions. Setting a date of 2032 puts Scotland among the most ambitious countries in the world on vehicle electrification, and the announcement of an A9 electric superhighway also sends a very important signal on the future of motorised transport in Scotland.feedback

Ellie Goulding

We aim not only to raise awareness of the effects of climate change but to encourage this conversation, for those who wear [the bracelet], it will show they really care.feedback

Soledad Delgadillo

Air pollution drops by 60-70% because 70% of our air contaminants come from vehicles. Our biggest problem is the spike in consumption of drinks and food packaged in plastic bags and disposable containers. It gives us a great opportunity to do environmental education about climate change and protecting the environment, as people enjoy it so very much.feedback

Tim Kaine

What's going to be hard about this, it's not what they think about climate change or sea level rise.feedback

Randi Weingarten - American Federation of Teachers

Unfortunately, just like climate change deniers deny the facts, Betsy DeVos is a public school denier, denying the good in our public schools and their foundational place in our democracy. The 'real pioneers' of private school choice were the white politicians who resisted school integration.feedback

Ernst Rauch - Munich Re

We see the need at a global scale for societies and public risk managers like government and local authorities to pay more attention to the reduction of risk and resilience building. Otherwise we will see an ongoing increase in losses, driven and intensified by climate change.feedback

Ernst Rauch - Munich Re

We have been working on climate change since the 1970s. We are one of the largest risk takers and it is essential we understand these potential risks. This is crucial to us.feedback

Ernst Rauch - Munich Re

Not enough account is taken of climate change at the public decision-making level. Climate change is not something that is going to have an impact in a hundred years, its impact is already felt today. That's why we need to adapt to the consequences, such as by investing in infrastructure, fortifying homes, building levees and dykes, maybe removing homes from highly exposed zones.feedback

Ernst Rauch - Munich Re

We are very transparent. Insurance premiums reflect risk based on two factors: first is the underlying hazard, that is the probability of an event occurring, and the second is the vulnerability if an event occurs. If the hazard is driven up by climate change, you can still reduce vulnerability, by investing in protection and fortifying homes, such as by building them to higher standards. Then the premiums could remain constant. But if you keep everything as it is today and the risk goes up, they would have to rise.feedback

Stephen M. Strader

What gets lost in climate change debates is that society is changing, too.feedback

Khalid Koser

Yes, there's a current crisis that needs fixing, though I would put 'crisis' in inverted commas, but let's also begin to think about what our systems need to look like in the future. And that's about the challenges of climate change, the challenges of internal displacement … the challenges of endemic crises in places like sub-Saharan Africa.feedback

Ron Mitchell

To fix things in this era of climate change, well, it's fixed but you don't count on it being the fix forever. Things are changing that we can't arrest or change or govern.feedback

David Barber

It's an example of how ill-prepared we are to address climate change and these extreme events. We can expect more of this – one-in-100-year flood events.feedback

Kevin E. Trenberth

It's essential to talk about climate change in relation to events like Hurricane Harvey and it's sad a lot of reports don't mention it in any way.feedback

Kevin E. Trenberth

When storms start to get going, they churn up water from deeper in the ocean and this colder water can slow them down. But if the upwelling water is warmer, it gives them a longer lifetime and larger intensity. There is now more ocean heat deep below the surface. The Atlantic was primed for an event like this. You don't want to overstate it but climate change is a contributor and is making storms more intense. A relatively small increase in intensity can do a tremendous amount of damage. It's enough for thresholds to be crossed and for things to start breaking.feedback

Bette Grande

In the bizarro world of the climate change cultists ... Harvey will be creatively spun to 'prove' there are dire effects linked to man-created climate change, a theory that is not proven by the available science. Facts do not get in the way of climate change alarmism, and we will continue to fight for the truth in the months and years to come.feedback

Daniel Pauly

They are affected by global warming because their prey are.feedback

Michael Mann

While we cannot say climate change 'caused' Hurricane Harvey… we can say that it exacerbated several characteristics of the storm in a way that greatly increased the risk of damage and loss of life. Climate change worsened the impact of Hurricane Harvey.feedback

Hugh Gladwin

The question is whether people are going to be basing their real estate decisions on climate change futures. In any coastal area there's extra value in property, [but] climate change, insofar as it increases risks for those properties from any specific set of hazards – like flooding and storm surge – will decrease value.feedback

Detlef van Vuuren

Climate change is not the most important thing for electricity demands in the future.feedback

Justin Brice Guariglia

I got stuck on a gondola ride with a climate change denier. What's interesting to me is how civilization can transform things in all different ways. I was feeling the physical impacts of years of living in China. The air pollution was awful. My nose would be running black from the coal in the air. I said, What if I can get there tomorrow?feedback

Kevin E. Trenberth

The human contribution can be up to 30 percent or so up to the total rainfall coming out of the storm. … It may have been a strong storm, and it may have caused a lot of problems anyway – but [human-caused climate change] amplifies the damage considerably.feedback

Michael Mann

That large amount of moisture meant the potential for much greater rainfalls and greater flooding. The combination of coastal flooding and heavy rainfall is responsible for the devastating flooding that Houston is experiencing. So Harvey was almost certainly more intense than it would have been in the absence of human-caused warming, which means stronger winds, more wind damage, and a larger storm surge. Climate change worsened the impact of Hurricane Harvey.feedback

Fatima Akbari - United Nations Environment Programme

People know about climate change even if they don't call it that. They know all about change in water and weather.feedback

Mostapha Zaher

Terrorism is not going to be lingering here for ever. But climate change is an ongoing death sentence.feedback

Mostapha Zaher

In the region, Afghanistan is the most vulnerable country facing the ravages of climate change.feedback

Michael E Mann

We can’t say that Hurricane Harvey was caused by climate change. But it was certainly worsened by it. Tropical storm Harvey – live updates.feedback

Ben Ayliffe - Greenpeace

This is the paradox of climate change. The fossil fuels we're burning are allowing access into areas that were previously protected by ice.feedback

Chad Mayes

I am going to continue to keep working toward changing the image that people in California have about California Republicans. California Republicans are different than national Republicans. We care about the environment. A huge number of California Republicans believe that climate change is real and state government has an obligation to address it. We shouldn't be running away from it.feedback

Tony Wood

Malcolm Turnbull says coal will be part of the energy mix for the next several decades, and this is true, but it is a declining part of that mix. We may have a bigger share, but it is still a bigger share of a declining market. Unless someone does something with carbon capture and storage – or the world turns away from acting on climate change, which doesn't seem likely – this is not an industry with a long-term future.feedback

Peter Cook

We need to be realistic about it, it's not going to be the solution to the problem of global warming and climate change. I'm sure it will work chemically, and they've shown that it does. The issues is the extent to which you can deploy it.feedback

Simon Boxall

The irony is that one advantage of climate change is that we will probably use less fuel going to the Pacific.feedback

Gidon Eshel

Our increasing dependence on animal products in worldwide diets is a major self-inflicted handicap in our capacity to successfully negotiate climate change.feedback

Amy Spitalnick

As detailed in our filings in New York court, the Attorney General's investigation of Exxon Mobil has uncovered significant evidence indicating that Exxon may have misled New York investors and consumers about the risk of climate change to the company. We will continue to vigorously pursue our investigation, regardless of Exxon's unprecedented campaign of delay and distraction.feedback

Ben Grumbles

This a strong and environmentally protective approach, it embraces the art of the possible. This is a primary example of real progress on climate change.feedback

Ron Illingworth

The biggest thing that we're worried about right now is what's happening with global warming.feedback

Thomas Crowther

Modifying large-scale agricultural practices to restore some of these lost soil carbon stocks might be a valuable strategy in our efforts to dampen climate change.feedback

Nick Aberle - Victoria

It's one thing to want more renewable energy but it's another thing to create a mechanism to make it happen. The federal government does not have the monopoly over energy policy and if they are going to continue to not take climate change seriously then states are going to step in.feedback

Geoffrey Supran

We looked at the whole cherry tree. Using social science methods, we found a gaping, systematic discrepancy between what Exxon said about climate change in private and academic circles, and what is said to the public.feedback

Christa Anderson

It was really exciting to see, in this moment where it's hard to find any positive news on climate change, here's this very small program that looks like it's actually working so far.feedback

Christa Anderson

You could imagine the state adding in some kind of metric and saying because of climate change in this area we think we have a greater risk of fire, or bark beetle disease and death in trees. And so we need to account for that risk and deduct credits based on that higher risk.feedback

Toby Walsh

Nearly every technology can be used for good and bad, and artificial intelligence is no different. It can help tackle many of the pressing problems facing society today: inequality and poverty, the challenges posed by climate change and the ongoing global financial crisis. However, the same technology can also be used in autonomous weapons to industrialise war. We need to make decisions today choosing which of these futures we want.feedback

Euan Dunn - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The trouble is that climate change is only going to worsen. We desperately need to do something to give our seabirds a fighting chance of survival in future. The very least we can expect to achieve that is a proper census every 15 years.feedback

Euan Dunn - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

For reasons that are not entirely clear – though they are almost certainly concerned with climate change – Bempton Cliffs has not suffered from the precipitous declines in seabird numbers that we see elsewhere.feedback

Claire Perry

We led the world in setting up the Green Investment Bank and it is now being copied by others. Now that it's in the private sector, it will be able to operate on an international level to tackle the global challenge of climate change. It is also perfectly placed to help us finance green initiatives for our Clean Growth Plan and realised the commitments set out in the Paris Agreement.feedback

Bronwen Theriot

I think the data is incomplete. I came back every time. To the same place. I've looked at those maps a million times. I've looked at the aerial photos. I see how if we don't do something to protect our coast we will have no coast to protect. From a scientific perspective. But I don't know what is causing the coastal depletion. When it comes to depletion and subsidence, I feel like there are so many items it could be attributed to, and perhaps it is not one individual thing, but a lot of things adding up. Do I think it is climate change? That's hard.feedback

Mark Dunkley

The ship is threatened by a new type of ship worm which has come from the Mediterranean Sea and is moving north because the sea around Britain is getting warmer with climate change. It's reached as far north as Felixstowe so any shipwreck below that latitude is threatened by it. It burrows into any wood which speeds up decay and makes the wrecks vulnerable. It attacks the timbers and wooden chests. So it's important that we start conserving these things now to prevent any more damage.feedback

Paul Kirkland

Climate change is a double-edged sword but it's an exciting time to be in the Scottish borders. It's not just butterflies but moths and dragonflies are moving north quite quickly.feedback

Mohamed Bah

Until we stop dumping waste into drainages, until we stop clearing the trees, we will always face severe consequences of climate change.feedback

Alexander Held

I would say it's the weather and weather is the short-term of climate. We do have these more extreme weather situations more often, so this is climate change. But it's a very welcome excuse to say it's climate change. It gives you a nice way out to say it's climate change.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.feedback

Paul Kingsnorth

When I worked at The Independent in 1995, I was obsessed with climate change, but nobody on that newspaper was interested and nothing on it ever got published. I remember thinking, If only we could get climate change on to the front page, things would really change.' Well, now it is on the front pages very often, and everybody knows about it, and the politicians and business leaders all know about it, and yet nothing's changed.feedback

Paul de Clerk - Friends of the Earth

This clear ruling by the advertisement standards board is of great importance. Time after time we see how oil and gas companies are misleading citizens and politicians. They want us to believe that gas is clean and they support the transition to renewable energy. Behind the screens we see how the same companies lobby against this transition. To prevent catastrophic climate change we need to end the dependency on all fossil fuels – including gas.feedback

Tracey Ramsey

How confident can you be that the Americans will even include the words 'climate change' when they pulled out of what happened in Paris? They have a president who claims that climate change is a Chinese hoax.feedback

Miguel Ángel Sánchez

The river has collapsed through a combination of climate change, water transfer and the waste Madrid produces.feedback

Michelle Bachelet

I am convinced that climate change is a reality, a complete and absolute reality. We think it's essential for our economic development to have cleaner energy because we want this planet to last.feedback

Brian Schatz

The oceans are the untold story when it comes to climate change, and we have to feel a sense of urgency when it comes to protecting the ocean that sustains us.feedback

Victoria Keener - East-West Center

Climate change adaptation: It's a new field, and you really don't know how well you're preparing for things until 20 years, 30 years down the road.feedback

Michael R. Bloomberg

Forget the White House, a new coalition of cities, businesses and universities are taking a lead role in fighting climate change. Michael Bloomberg is a former mayor of New York City.feedback

Elisa Allen - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

There's no need for tallow, and the Bank of England has failed to balance the books by investing in a non-animal bank note component that would please everyone. While the use of tallow is not the most shocking case of cruelty to animals, it is a direct subsidy for abattoirs for which there's no justification. Our society is rapidly moving away from the destruction and violence of animal agriculture – one of the most significant contributors to climate change and a practice that causes billions of gentle, intelligent animals to suffer greatly every year.feedback

Jane McAdam

Disasters become disasters on steroids: more frequent and more intense. Climate change is also a process. Slow-onset impacts such as sea-level rise or desertification take place over time, resulting in a gradual deterioration of living conditions that ultimately renders land uninhabitable.feedback

Chris Barrie

Australia's climate change credentials have suffered from a serious lack of political leadership.feedback

Jane McAdam

Reasoned, empirically-grounded analysis has too often been overshadowed by alarmist and ill-informed assumptions about the numbers of people on the move, and the nature of that movement. As a result, the security analysis has been 'flipped' away from the needs of the most vulnerable communities to instead focus on the national security of developed states, premised on the flawed notion that they will be inundated by people fleeing the impacts of climate change.feedback

Victoria Hermann

It was clear from the start of the Trump administration that there was no interest in helping Alaskan communities, particularly coastal communities, adapt to climate change. There's now no liaison from Washington on the issue. The biggest loss has been momentum. It feels like the Obama administration was kickstarting something useful but now it has dropped dead.feedback

Scott Anderson

I imagine these things go in cycles but it concerns the locals. People in Port Heiden definitely think climate change is a real and serious threat.feedback

Mike Brubaker - Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

People are coping with the loss of their history, places where they could reliably hunt and gather food, their burial sites. It causes a lot of distress. Before you see the physical impacts of climate change, you see the mental impacts.feedback

Kent Robertson - Chevron

Chevron welcomes serious attempts to address the issue of climate change, but these suits do not do that.feedback

Alan Robock

We all agree that climate change is real and that the solution is to reduce the emissions of the gases that cause global warming. The Paris Agreement was a good start, but those pledges aren't enough, and we have to reduce more. Even then it [won't be] fast enough. So what we're looking at is: If global warming is so dangerous, could we shave off a little warming while we continue to mitigate greenhouse gases?feedback

Jimmy Bramblett

It has become clear one of the previous administration's priority is not consistent with that of the incoming administration. Namely, that priority is climate change. Please visit with your staff and make them aware of this shift in perspective within the executive branch.feedback

Patricia Scotland

There have been times when I think, Why am I doing this?', and then I think about the 2.4bn people I am serving and that is what makes it worth it. I think it is doable. Climate change poses an existential threat to many of the small states.feedback

Hubertus Fischer

A single hot summer of course leads to higher melting in the ablation zone than usual, but it is the continuously warmer summers related to anthropogenic climate change, that lead to the net shrinking of the glaciers.feedback

Hubertus Fischer

So the chance to find a well-preserved body or at least pieces of it are much higher during times of climate change, where ice recedes.feedback

Jeffrey Gettleman

Kenya has a land problem. Africa itself has a land problem. The continent seems so vast and the land so open. The awesome sense of space is an inextricable part of the beauty here–the unadulterated vistas, the endless land. But in a way, that is an illusion. Population swells, climate change, soil degradation, erosion, poaching, global food prices and even the benefits of affluence are exerting incredible pressure on African land.feedback

Michael B. Gerrard

This is the furthest thing from retirement. In the years since I've 'retired,' I've produced five books on climate change.feedback

Michael B. Gerrard

There was some controversy on whether countries damaged by climate change could get compensation from damagers. We beat back some potentially bad language.feedback

Frank Kelly

By 2050, nearly two-thirds of the world's population will live in urban areas. How we manage and plan for growing urbanisation will be key to so many global aspirations from improving air quality and human health, maintaining economic success and combatting climate change.feedback

Oliver Hayes - Friends of the Earth

Electric cars are critical in the fight against climate change and deadly air pollution, but they're not a panacea. We must now build the infrastructure that reassures ordinary people that cycling and walking is safe, and invest in public transport that is consistently clean, cheap and reliable.feedback

Jessika Trancik

One relevant question is: what should the U.S. be doing so that its own home-grown companies could compete and stay at the forefront of these changing markets? I don't think we are capturing the opportunity right now with the uncertainty in policy on climate change and the unpredictability there.feedback

Eric Chaisse

Lavender in Provence is effectively endangered, because in recent years the plant has been subjected to the effects of climate change that brought a lot less rain in the spring and mostly in the autumn. This affects the lifespan of lavender. There's also a small cicada, a micro-bacteria transmitting leaf hopper, and in very dry weather there are lots of them.feedback

Bob Bullard

For too long, a lot of the climate change and global warming arguments have been looking at melting ice and polar bears and not at the human suffering side of it. They are still pushing out the polar bear as the icon for climate change. The icon should be a kid who is suffering from the negative impacts of climate change and increased air pollution, or a family where rising water is endangering their lives.feedback

Jerry Brown

The fact that Trump is the null hypothesis, he's saying there is no climate change, it's a hoax. So that sets up an antinomy, a contradiction. And because of that what California is doing is more salient. People are paying attention. People are more concerned because now they see, oh what Trump is saying – that's not right.feedback

Alexey Fedorov

I think the main thing about our paper that we show is that the Arctic sea ice loss can play an active role in climate change and ocean change as well.feedback

Jacob Poushter - Pew Research Center

The stark partisan divide between those on the left and the right means there is a large portion in the United States that doesn't see climate change as a threat. But there's a large percentage that does, so that lowers the number.feedback

Elfatih Eltahir

It presents a dilemma for India between the need to grow economically at a fast pace, consuming fossil fuels, and the need to avoid such potentially lethal impacts. To India, global climate change is no longer abstract – it is about how to save potentially vulnerable populations.feedback

Christoph Schär

This is a solid piece of work, which will likely shape our perception of future climate change. In my view, the results are of concern and alarming.feedback

Chris Huntingford

If given just one word to describe climate change, then 'unfairness' would be a good candidate. Raised levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are expected to cause deadly heatwaves for much of South Asia. Yet many of those living there will have contributed little to climate change.feedback

Scott Pruitt

No. I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact. So no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see. But we don't know that yet… We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis.feedback

Anthony Leiserowitz

Climate change is in many ways a small skirmish in the midst of a much larger political struggle that's been going on in this country since its founding. What's the relationship between government and a society of free individuals? That's playing out across the board on a lot of other issues from tax policy to health care.feedback

Paula Caballero - World Resources Institute

In Latin America the impacts of climate change both in terms of extreme events as well as the intensity and frequency of events has really gained momentum.feedback

Dieter Helm

Everyone is repeatedly surprised at how fast electric cars are coming forward. But the political pressure to adopt this technology is increasing all the time. It's not due to concerns over climate change – it's city air pollution.feedback

Richard Jorissen

Climate change may cause increased river discharge, but it may also cause sea levels and lake levels to rise, so the water level downstream may go up as well.feedback

Anna Michalak

In reality, what happens to water quality is more about this interplay between what we as humans are doing locally – things like land use and land management – and what we as humans are doing globally, in terms of climate change.feedback

Anna Michalak

When we think about climate change, we are used to thinking about water quantity – drought, flooding, extreme rainfall and things along those lines. Climate change is just as tightly linked to issues related to water quality, and it's not enough for the water to just be there, it has to be sustainable.feedback

Michael Gove

It is important that we all gear up for a significant change which deals not just with the problems to health caused by emissions but the broader problems caused in terms of accelerating climate change. We can't carry on with diesel and petrol cars, not just because of the health problems that they cause, but also because the emissions that they cause would mean that we would accelerate climate change.feedback

Paul Behrens

As it is, climate change makes many fossil-fuel power plants stranded assets. Water stress only adds to the problems.feedback

Dave Pine

We are at the point of no return in fighting climate change, and if we don't reduce emissions there will be catastrophic impacts.feedback

Al Gore

President Donald Trump once called climate change a Chinese hoax (although he later claimed he was joking), and the man he appointed to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, even denied the most basic scientific finding concerning global warming: that CO2 emissions trap heat in the atmosphere. That fact was proven by scientists more than 150 years ago! These misinformation efforts have thus far been all too effective. They've obstructed progress by normalizing outright denial of science so effectively that the U.S. has more climate change deniers than any other country.feedback

Ken Kimmell - Union of Concerned Scientists

The wrecking ball that is the Trump presidency continues. The executive order undercuts a key part of the nation's response to climate change, without offering even a hint of what will replace it.feedback

Joel Clement

I'm the climate change guy, and they moved me to the accounting office that collects fossil fuel royalties. They couldn't have found a job less suited for me, or that sent a clearer signal that they were trying to get me to quit.feedback

Scott Pruitt

Human activity [is not the] primary contributor to the global warming that we see.feedback

Petter Ostbo

Maybe even move our fertilizer from Holland all the way to Brazil. We want to go zero emission. Even if some say climate change is not reality, it's a business reality because clean sources of energy are more affordable than fossil fuels.feedback

Francisco Borja

Most of Doñana's lagoons feed on groundwater. Climate change will mean less rainfall and a decrease in water table levels. Therefore, lagoons, like the one where we stand, will have more and more trouble filling up on water each winter.feedback

Sam Gardner - World Wide Fund for Nature

The first six months of 2017 have certainly been incredible for renewables, with wind turbines alone helping to ensure millions of tonnes of climate-damaging carbon emissions were avoided. Scotland is continuing to break records on renewable electricity, attracting investment, creating jobs and tackling climate change. If we want to reap the same rewards in the transport and heating sectors we need the Scottish Government to put in place strong policies on energy efficiency and transport in the forthcoming Climate Change Bill.feedback

Christine Lagarde - International Monetary Fund

It will be critically important in order to secure staff eagerness to travel that the climate change commitments made by China be actually respected and acted upon.feedback

Alex Hallatt

I was so excited when 'An Inconvenient Truth' was the success it was. Finally, finally climate change was now in the mainstream. In the intervening 10 to 11 years, it seems like we're almost going backwards. It's really, really frightening.feedback

Barack Obama

In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history about climate change, an agreement that even with the temporary absence of American leadership can still give our children a fighting chance.feedback

Michael Gove

It is because environmental degradation is such a threat to future prosperity and security that I deeply regret President Trump's approach towards the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. International co-operation to deal with climate change is critical if we're to safeguard our planet's future and the world's second biggest generator of carbon emissions can't simply walk out of the room when the heat is on.feedback

Anthony Scaramucci

I want to thank personally Sean Spicer. I love the guy and I wish him well, and I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money. I don't like the way he talks about women, I don't like the way he talks about our friend Megyn Kelly... He's got a big mouth. There are scientists that believe that [climate change] is not happening.feedback

Michael Gove

International co-operation to deal with climate change is critical if we're to safeguard our planet's future and the world's second biggest generator of carbon emissions can't simply walk out of the room when the heat is on. It's our planet too and America needs to know we can only resolve this problem together.feedback

Sheema Sen Gupta

People need to understand how important this is for kids, for their rights, for their development. If we don't look at climate change, at addressing these issues, we won't make the progress we're committed to making.feedback

Sheema Sen Gupta

In Bangladesh, climate change is in your face. You can't avoid it. You can see it happening. Every year you have cyclones, floods, landslides. It's a given. It's now part of everyday living, and the clearest thing you see (from it) is rural to urban migration.feedback

Derick Mains - Facebook

He had a great visit to the park and got to meet with a team from the National Park Service who were all very open and knowledgeable about the role that climate change is playing in the decline of the glaciers in the park.feedback

Scott Segal

The litigants misunderstand nuisance law. Commentators have suggested that nuisance law, a relative backwater in property law, is based upon conditions in which there are distinct producers and recipients of pollution. However, in the case of global climate change, a molecule of carbon is literally around the world in seven days. The requisite causation needed for nuisance suits is missing and unprovable.feedback

Sheema Sen Gupta

I hesitate to say climate change and urbanization are the major causes of child marriage. But they do compound it and make it a bit more difficult to intervene.feedback

Julien Vincent

Right now, several key countries supporting the Paris climate change agreement are actively undermining it by trying to expand the polluting coal-power sector in other countries. We wouldn't have this massive spread of new coal-fired power if public finance institutions weren't making them bankable. As early as 2015, private capital investments into clean energy were already double those into fossil fuels. Private investors are vacating the field in terms of coal and putting their money into renewable energy.feedback

Rosie Woodroffe - Zoological Society of London

When people think about climate change affecting wildlife, they mostly think about polar bears. But wild dogs are adapted to the heat – surely they'd be fine? So it is shocking and surprising that even right on the equator these effects are being seen. It illustrates the global impact of climate change. If you are an animal who makes your living by running around really fast, obviously you are going to get hot. But there are not enough hours in the day any more that are cool enough to do that. This is something which is genuinely suppressing population size.feedback

Sean Mills - Snapchat

The Snapchat audience cares deeply about what's going on in the world and they want to know more. What they care about are the issues: climate change, gun violence, immigration, how they're going to pay for college. We see real spikes when we cover issues that they care about.feedback

James Hansen

Some consequences [of climate change] are already becoming inevitable, but as yet it could be moderate if we begin to reduce emissions rapidly. So that's the objective – to try to get the global community to understand the importance of beginning those emissions reductions soon, and keeping the task that we're leaving for young people one that they can manage.feedback

Peter Owen

The Great Australian Bight is a completely inappropriate place to open up a new offshore oil and gas precinct, especially as we hurtle towards catastrophic climate change.feedback

Richard Branson - Virgin Group

I think there is a big difference between Americans and the Trump administration. America is full of brilliant, brilliant people with brilliant minds who want to do the right thing. The sad thing is that some of the things that are coming out of the Trump administration seem to be anything but that. And obviously, seeing as today we are talking about climate change, it was America first and our beautiful globe last. And it does seem incredibly sad. So there is by no means any guarantee we will change his mind.feedback

Daniel Bulian

Climate change is a null issue for me. It's too early to know if there are any serious impacts.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

Donald Trump listened to me, he understood the meaning of my approach, including the link between global warming and terrorism. He told me that he would try to find a solution in the coming months, . We spoke in detail about the things that could make him come back to the Paris accord. It is important to maintain the dialogue so that the US can eventually reintegrate the field of action against global warming and play the game of multilateralism. Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord, let's see what happens.feedback

Kevin de León

Californians overwhelmingly support our efforts to tackle climate change. They know it's an urgent threat and they want us to continue to lead.feedback

Jerry Brown

The legislature is taking action to curb climate change and protect vulnerable communities from industrial poisons.feedback

Richard Branson - Virgin Group

With climate change, it's America first and our beautiful globe last, and that seems incredibly sad. I've got a feeling that the president is regretting what he did. Maybe his children and son in law [adviser Jared Kushner] are saying, Look, I told you so.' Hopefully there is a positive change of mind.feedback

Trevor Maynard

From year to year, risk varies relatively little but climate change in the end will be far larger as a risk. It affects the global economic structure, food, water. [It's like] trying to turn a supertanker around – we can't start in 30 years when things are going bad, we have to start now.feedback

Paolo Besana

Most people respect the rules but it's summer, and of course we have global warming, and so some come in t-shirts and shorts. Our audience is quite traditional and it's important for them to see other people being well-dressed. It is do with respect for the place and respect for others. Just because it's hot doesn't mean you can't be elegant.feedback

Bambang Susantono - Asian Development Bank

Countries in Asia and the Pacific are at the highest risk of plummeting into deeper poverty – and disaster – if (climate change) mitigation and adaptation efforts are not quickly and strongly implemented.feedback

Donovan Richards

With the Trump administration in place, people who don't necessarily even believe in climate change, I'm really worried whether the money will even be there.feedback

Ethan Coffel

Our results suggest that weight restriction may impose a non-trivial cost on airlines and impact aviation operations around the world. The sooner climate change is incorporated into mid- and long-range plans the more effective adaptation efforts can be.feedback

Fran Lambrick

Frontline environmental defenders are critical in fighting climate change, protecting our natural resources and upholding human rights and cultural identity. Yet they face violent reprisals, threats and criminalisation.feedback

Rocky Chavez

We recognize that climate change is a real issue that needs to be addressed.feedback

Anna Hogg

At this point it would be premature to say that this was caused by global warming.feedback

Harry M. Reid

This is not a confrontation with Trump; it's a confrontation with doing something about climate change. Rather than sitting, fretting about it, let's all do something about it – individuals can do something about it.feedback

Martin O'Leary

Although this is a natural event, and we're not aware of any link to human-induced climate change, this puts the ice shelf in a very vulnerable position. This is the furthest back that the ice front has been in recorded history. We're going to be watching very carefully for signs that the rest of the shelf is becoming unstable.feedback

Kimberley Nicholas

In life, there are many values on which people make decisions and carbon is only one of them. I don't have children, but it is a choice I am considering and discussing with my fiance. Because we care so much about climate change that will certainly be one factor we consider in the decision, but it won't be the only one.feedback

David Wallace-Wells

[N]o matter how well-informed you are [about climate change], you are surely not alarmed enough.feedback

Anthony Rendon

Our environment and economy depend on curbing the harmful effects of climate change. Once again we are showing that in California, protecting the environment and improving public health are inextricably linked.feedback

Al Franken

Since taking office, President Trump has decided to disregard science in order to repeatedly put the short-sighted interests of his friends in the fossil fuel industry ahead of the safety of our planet. We hope to bring some much needed attention to this critical issue and ultimately, to help encourage people in Minnesota, Dave's home state of Indiana, and all Americans to make their voices heard and join the fight to combat climate change.feedback