According to new research emerging from many quarters that our continued devotion to growth above all is, on balance, making our lives worse, both collectively and individually
research quotesemerging quotesquarters quotescontinued quotesdevotion quotesgrowth quotesbalance quotesmaking quoteslives quotesworse quotescollectively quotesindividually quotes
APABill McKibben Quotes. (n.d.). Jar of Quotes. Retrieved , from JarofQuotes.com Web site: https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=according-to-new-research-emerging-from-many-quarters-that-our-continued-devotion-to-growth-above-all-is-on-balance-making-our-lives-worse-both-bill-mckibben
ChicagoBill McKibben Quotes. Jar of Quotes, 2019. https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=according-to-new-research-emerging-from-many-quarters-that-our-continued-devotion-to-growth-above-all-is-on-balance-making-our-lives-worse-both-bill-mckibben, accessed .
MLA"Bill McKibben Quotes." Jar of Quotes, 2019. . https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=according-to-new-research-emerging-from-many-quarters-that-our-continued-devotion-to-growth-above-all-is-on-balance-making-our-lives-worse-both-bill-mckibben
goal quotesprimary quotessources quotesmade quotespeople quotesunderstand quotesclimate quoteschange quotesimportant quotesthing quoteshappened quotespeoples quotesunderstanding quoteshistory quotesremains quotesfuzzy quotes
Often when I'm on TV, they'll ask what are the three most important things for people to do. I know they want me to say that people should change their light bulbs. I say the number one thing is to organize politically; number two, do some political organizing; number three, get together with your neighbors and organize; and then if you have energy left over from all of that, change the light bulb.
tv quotesimportant quotesthings quotespeople quoteschange quoteslight quotesbulbs quotesnumber quotesthing quotesorganize quotespolitically quotespolitical quotesorganizing quotesneighbors quotesorganize quotesenergy quotesleft quotesbulb quotes
talking quotesendless quotesgullible quoteselevation quoteslevels quotescomfort quotesstatus quotescomplete quotesexpense quoteslong quotestime quoteslearn quotesclimb quotesbit quotesheights quotesput quotes
At the moment, the 4 percent of us in this country produce a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide - once you look at maps of rising sea levels and spreading mosquitoes, you realize that we've probably never figured out a way to hate our neighbors around the world much more effectively.
moment quotes4 quotespercent quotescountry quotesproduce quotesquarter quotesworlds quotescarbon quotesdioxide quotesmaps quotesrising quotessea quoteslevels quotesspreading quotesmosquitoes quotesrealize quotesfigured quoteshate quotesneighbors quotesworld quoteseffectively quotes
The models that have been constructed agree that when, as has been predicted, the level of carbon dioxide or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases doubles from pre-Industrial Revolution concentrations, the global average temperature will increase, and that the increase will be 1.5 to 4.5 degrees Celsius or 3 to 8 degrees Fahrenheit... In Dallas, for instance, a doubled level of carbon dioxide and other gases like methane, would increase the number of days a year with temperatures above 100 degrees from 19 to 78 each year.
models quotesconstructed quotesagree quotespredicted quoteslevel quotescarbon quotesdioxide quotesequivalent quotesgreenhouse quotesgases quotesdoubles quotespreindustrial quotesrevolution quotesconcentrations quotesglobal quotesaverage quotestemperature quotesincrease quotesincrease quotes15 quotes45 quotesdegrees quotescelsius quotes3 quotes8 quotesfahrenheit quotesdallas quotesinstance quotesdoubled quotesmethane quotesnumber quotesdays quotesyear quotestemperatures quotes100 quotes19 quotes78 quotesyear quotes
All the things that we've done as a species have had a limited scope. We're talking about melting the ice caps, raising the level of the seas dramatically, changing the distribution of every other species on Earth, perhaps wiping out one-third or half of them. The changes at work are geologic in scale. The level of change required to deal with it is enormous, too. It will require change in every country. It will require a degree of global cooperation that we haven't seen before.
things quotesspecies quoteslimited quotesscope quotestalking quotesmelting quotesice quotescaps quotesraising quoteslevel quotesseas quotesdramatically quoteschanging quotesdistribution quotesearth quoteswiping quotesonethird quoteshalf quoteswork quotesgeologic quotesscale quoteschange quotesrequired quotesdeal quotesenormous quotesrequire quotescountry quotesdegree quotesglobal quotescooperation quotes
In the United States, cheap fossil fuel has eroded communities. We're the first people with no real practical need for each other. Everything comes from a great distance through anonymous and invisible transactions. We've taken that to be a virtue, but it's as much a curse. Americans are not very satisfied with their lives, and the loss of community is part of that.
united quotesstates quotescheap quotesfossil quotesfuel quoteseroded quotescommunities quotespeople quotesreal quotespractical quotesgreat quotesdistance quotesanonymous quotesinvisible quotestransactions quotesvirtue quotescurse quotesamericans quotessatisfied quoteslives quotesloss quotescommunity quotespart quotes
TV, and the culture it anchors, masks and drowns out the subtle and vital information contact with the real world once provided. There are lessons, enormous lessons, lessons that may be crucial to the planet's persistence as a green and diverse place and also to the happiness of it's inhabitants-that nature teaches and TV can't.
tv quotesculture quotesanchors quotesmasks quotesdrowns quotessubtle quotesvital quotesinformation quotescontact quotesreal quotesworld quotesprovided quoteslessons quotesenormous quoteslessons quotescrucial quotesplanets quotespersistence quotesgreen quotesdiverse quotesplace quoteshappiness quotesinhabitantsthat quotesnature quotesteaches quotestv quotes
arctic quotesantarctic quotesmelting quotesquickly quoteswaited quoteslong quotesstarted quotesday quotesoptimism quotesbattle quotesfully quotesjoined quotesidea quotesbig quotesoil quotesunbeatable quoteslonger quotestrue quotes
We, all of us in the First World, have participated in something of a binge, a half century of unbelievable prosperity and ease. We may have had some intuition that it was a binge and the earth couldn't support it, but aside from the easy things (biodegradable detergent, slightly smaller cars) we didn't do much. We didn't turn our lives around to prevent it. Our sadness is almost an aesthetic response - appropriate because we have marred a great, mad, profligate work of art, taken a hammer to the most perfectly proportioned of sculptures.
world quotesparticipated quotesbinge quoteshalf quotescentury quotesunbelievable quotesprosperity quotesease quotesintuition quotesbinge quotesearth quotessupport quoteseasy quotesthings quotesbiodegradable quotesdetergent quotesslightly quotessmaller quotescars quotesturn quoteslives quotesprevent quotessadness quotesaesthetic quotesresponse quotesmarred quotesgreat quotesmad quotesprofligate quoteswork quotesart quoteshammer quotesperfectly quotesproportioned quotessculptures quotes
Where people aren't as deeply reliant on fossil fuel as in the United States, it's far easier for them to imagine change on this scale. When you go to Europe, they're much more ready. They use half the amount of energy per capita that we use. They can imagine using less than that. They see the benefits. They're ready to go.
people quotesdeeply quotesreliant quotesfossil quotesfuel quotesunited quotesstates quoteseasier quotesimagine quoteschange quotesscale quoteseurope quotesready quoteshalf quotesamount quotesenergy quotescapita quotesbenefits quotesready quotes
Human beings any one of us, and our species as a whole are not all-important, not at the center of the world. That is the one essential piece of information, the one great secret, offered by any encounter with the woods or the mountains or the ocean or any wilderness or chunk of nature or patch of night sky.
human quotesbeings quotesspecies quotesallimportant quotescenter quotesworld quotesessential quotespiece quotesinformation quotesgreat quotessecret quotesoffered quotesencounter quoteswoods quotesmountains quotesocean quoteswilderness quoteschunk quotesnature quotespatch quotesnight quotessky quotes
We believe that we live in the 'age of information,' that there has been an information 'explosion,' an information 'revolution.' While in a certain narrow sense this is the case, in many important ways just the opposite is true. We also live at a moment of deep ignorance, when vital knowledge that humans have always possessed about who we are and where we live seems beyond our reach. An Unenlightenment. An age of missing information,
live quotesage quotesinformation quotesinformation quotesexplosion quotesrevolution quotesnarrow quotessense quotescase quotesimportant quotesways quotesopposite quotestrue quotesmoment quotesdeep quotesignorance quotesvital quotesknowledge quoteshumans quotespossessed quotesreach quotesunenlightenment quotesage quotesmissing quotesinformation quotes