“Climate change is not a conventional environmental issue...It implicates virtually every aspect of a state’s economy, so it makes countries nervous about growth and development. This is an economic issue every bit as it is an environmental one.”
- Todd Stern, the US Climate Change envoy
"Today we have a temporary aberration called 'industrial capitalism' which is inadvertently liquidating its two most important sources of capital.. the natural world and properly functioning societies. No sensible capitalist would do that."
- Amory Lovins
"The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison."
- Karl Marx
"It's not a choice between our environment and our economy; it's a choice between prosperity and decline."
- President Barack Obama (2009)