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Slide 2 CLIMATE JUSTICE QUOTES Climate Justice in BC Lessons for Transformation www.teachclimatejustice.ca Slide 3 For the first time in human history, science has told us that human activity is dramatically altering the destiny of our planet. Steven Chu Former US Secretary of Energy Slide 4 We are upsetting the atmosphere upon which all life depends The signs of change have accelerated alarmingly. David Suzuki Broadcaster, academic and environmental advocate Slide 5 The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril. Barack Obama US President Slide 6 Emissions are growing much faster than wed thought, the absorptive capacity of the planet is less than wed thought, the risks of greenhouse gases are potentially bigger than more cautious estimates, and the speed of climate change seems to be faster. Nicholas Stern Economist and academic Slide 7 It is the poorest of the poor in the world, and this includes poor people even in prosperous societies, who are going to be the worst hit. Rajendra Pachauri Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Slide 8 Long-term thinking is not radical. Whats radical is to completely alter the planets climate, to betray the future of my generation... Whats radical is to write off the fact that change is within our reach. Anjali Appadurai Youth advocate for climate justice Slide 9 The injustice of the whole issue of global warming and climate change lies in the fact that those who have contributed nothing to its genesis will suffer the most from its consequences... Meles Zenawi Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Slide 10 It is the political and moral responsibility of the world, particularly those who caused the problem, to save small islands and countries like Tuvalu from climate change Apisai Ielemia Former Prime Minister of Tuvalu Slide 11 Climate change is poised to become the most massive human rights violation the world has ever seen. Kathleen Dean Moore Professor, Oregon State University Slide 12 Inuit are facing the beginning of a possible end of a way of life that has allowed us to thrive for millennia because of the climate changes caused by global warming. What will be left of our culture if this comes to pass? Sheila Watt-Cloutier International Chair for Inuit Circumpolar Council Slide 13 Those developed economies most responsible for past and present emissions must take the lead. Kofi Annan Former United Nations Secretary-General Slide 14 If we did not take action to solve this crisis, it could indeed threaten the future of human civilization. That sounds shrill. It sounds hard to accept. I believe its deadly accurate. But again, we can solve it. Al Gore Former US Vice President Slide 15 What is needed is nothing short of an energy revolution. International Energy Agency

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