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Top 100 Quotes About Fossil Fuels

#1. Yet, despite our many advances, our environment is still threatened by a range of problems, including global climate change, energy dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels, and loss of biodiversity. - Author: Dan Lipinski
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#2. You can't turn on your television without seeing these advertisements about clean coal, clean tar sands and the claim that there's more jobs associated with fossil fuels than other industries. That's of course not true. But they're hammering that into the voters' heads. - Author: James Hansen
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#3. We all know that we have to get off of fossil fuels. And we know that the world is going in that direction. And we have to do it fast. - Author: Josh Fox
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#4. There is hardly an activity that a person can think about that does not intrinsically involve energy, most of which is currently provided by fossil fuels. - Author: Lee R. Raymond
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#5. A healthy environment, a strong economy and energy independent America - that would be the purpose of my presidency, is break the strangle hold that people enjoy on fossil fuels who hate our guts. - Author: Lindsey Graham
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#6. We must proceed with our own energy development. Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas potentialities, along with nuclear, solar, geothermal, and non-fossil fuels is vital. We will never again permit any foreign nation to have Uncle Sam over a barrel of oil. - Author: Gerald R. Ford
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#7. It's going to cost trillions of dollars to rework the energy sources all over the world. Were going to have to move away from fossil fuels. - Author: Ted Turner
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#8. I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels. - Author: Nancy Pelosi
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#9. The high prices also highlight the fact that the U.S. is too heavily dependent on fossil fuels that we import from unstable parts of the world. To protect our national security, we must become more energy secure. - Author: Dan Lipinski
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#10. In America, they think that you become more powerful the more magic you use."
"Just like fossil fuels." Penny glances over at me, then snorts.
"Don't look so surprised," I say. "I know about fossil fuels. - Author: Rainbow Rowell
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#11. I personally think that a couple of pounds a week - maybe rising to almost £3 a week - is a reasonable price for Britain to achieve a degree of energy security to reduce its total dependence on fossil fuels and to honour its commitments to cut green house gases. - Author: Tim Yeo
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#12. Here's what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#13. Despite all the progress climate scientists have made in understanding the risks we run by loading the atmosphere with CO2, the world is still as addicted to fossil fuels as ever. - Author: Jeff Goodell
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#14. It will be nearly impossible to slow warming appreciably without condemning much of the world to poverty unless energy sources that emit little or no carbon dioxide become competitive with conventional fossil fuels. - Author: Henry Sylvester Jacoby
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#15. We have already used more than half of that budget. This means that three quarters of the fossil fuel reserves need to stay in the ground, and the fossil fuels we do use must be utilized sparingly and responsibly. - Author: Christiana Figueres
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#16. Civilization as we know it will come to an end sometime in this century unless we can find a way to live without fossil fuels. - Author: David Goodstein
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#17. Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey production - only to produce a race of bed-wetters! - Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
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#18. The scientists who do climate research understand that much of the ever increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere since 1850 must be attributed to burning those fossil fuels to produce the energy that drives industrialization. - Author: John Olver
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#19. I'm passionate about restoring the efficacy of American democracy, making capitalism sustainable, prioritizing advances in technology, and seizing the opportunities to use that kind of innovation to help usher in a new economy that doesn't rely on carbon-spewing fossil fuels. - Author: Al Gore
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#20. One SF prediction that I would like very much to see: Get solar collectors launched to beam energy back home, and get away from fossil fuels. - Author: Jack McDevitt
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#21. Practically every environmental problem we have can be traced to our addiction to fossil fuels, primarily oil. - Author: Dennis Weaver
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#22. re: the US agriculture industry: " This puts us in the odd position of consuming fossil fuels --geologically one of the rarest and most useful resources ever discovered-- to provide a substitute for dirt --the cheapest and most widely available agricultural input imaginable. - Author: David R. Montgomery
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#23. It seems to me like Mother Nature's mercy and forgiveness have run dry, as we ceaselessly abuse her and take her for granted in order for us to continue our addiction to using fossil fuels. I've gotta say, I don't blame her. Not one bit. - Author: Gloria Reuben
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#24. Nuclear power and fossil fuels are the choices of the past. Renewable energy is the choice of the future that is here today. - Author: Hermann Scheer
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#25. You've got to do everything, everything's got to be pointing in the same direction and you've got to really turn this whole economic engine from one that's based on fossil fuels to one that isn't. - Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
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#26. Burning all the fossil fuels will destroy the planet we know, Creation, the planet of stable climate in which civilization developed. - Author: James Hansen
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#27. The consensus is clear. We need an immediate and determined shift to a clean, renewable economy. The continued mass burning of fossil fuels is inconsistent with a healthy, prosperous future for our civilization. - Author: Al Gore
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#28. I think a revolution transitioning from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy - somebody's going to be the 21st-century clean-energy superpower. - Author: Hillary Clinton
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#29. As long as we're tied to Middle Eastern oil we're tied to Middle Eastern politics. We're hostages to the terrorists and nutcases who want to wipe out Israel and the United States because we support Israel. - Author: Ben Bova
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#30. Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class - involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing - are not sustainable. - Author: Maurice Strong
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#31. A stock market index helps investors track the performance of a group of stocks. NRDC worked with FTSE to develop comprehensive and transparent methodologies that screen out companies linked to owning, exploring, or extracting fossil fuels. - Author: Frances Beinecke
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#32. Today, in directly harnessing the power of the Sun, we're taking the energy that God gave us, the most renewable energy that we will ever see, and using it to replace our dwindling supplies of fossil fuels. - Author: Jimmy Carter
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#33. The world will soon start to run out of conventionally produced, cheap oil ... . We [will] start to run out of all fossil fuels by the end of this century. - Author: David Goodstein
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#34. All of the economic signals in the marketplace are essentially subsidizing the use of dirty fossil fuels and penalizing clean energy. There's really only one entity in society that can solve that problem, and that is government. And the air is a scarce resource. - Author: Jay Inslee
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#35. Beyond reducing individual use, one of our top priorities must be to move from fossil fuels to energy that has fewer detrimental effects on water supplies and fewer environmental impacts overall. - Author: David Suzuki
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#36. Climate change is real, caused by human activity and already devastating our nation and planet. The United States must lead the world in combating climate change and transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels and toward energy efficiency and sustainability. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#37. The truth is, as most of us know, that global warming is real and humans are major contributors, mainly because we wastefully burn fossil fuels. - Author: David Suzuki
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#38. Our insatiable appetite for fossil fuels and the corporate mandate to maximize shareholder value encourages drilling without taking into account the costs to the ocean, even without major spills. - Author: Sylvia Earle
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#39. Under pressure from a growing movement of people who want their money out of fossil fuels, universities, pension investors and foundations are looking to exclude coal, oil and gas stocks from their portfolios. - Author: Frances Beinecke
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#40. The worst thing we can do as a nation is taking the easy way out. If you start opening up offshore drilling, then you are buying time and you are not addressing the fundamental problem with fossil fuels. - Author: Joe Biden
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#41. This year - today - I am repenting of my dependence on fossil fuels. - Author: Jim Wallis
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#42. Here's what we should be doing. We've got to get off fossil fuels. - Author: Lee Iacocca
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#43. I like the analogy that the way that we live in Western Society, the energy that we consume in the form of fossil fuels, is the energy equivalent in pre-fossil fuel terms of having 500 slaves. - Author: John Lindsay
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#44. We can encourage more of our universities and municipalities, foundations, corporations, individuals and cultural institutions ... to move their money out of the problem (fossil fuels) and into the solutions (renewable energy) - Author: Desmond Tutu
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#45. Within 25 years, virtual reality meetings will be essentially transparent to being there in person. Once we can do this, the idea of climbing into an aircraft, and burning up huge quantities of fossil fuels to propel our bodies and briefcases full of papers, will seem absolutely backward. - Author: Burt Rutan
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#46. Even if we didn't have greenhouse gases, were going to have to move away from fossil fuels, as we're going to run out. They're finite, whereas solar and wind are infinite. - Author: Ted Turner
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#47. Burning fossil fuels is like breaking up the furniture to feed the fireplace because it's easier than going out to the woodpile. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#48. Our dependence on fossil fuels amounts to global pyromania, and the only fire extinguisher we have at our disposal is renewable energy. - Author: Hermann Scheer
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#49. Wind and other clean, renewable energy will help end our reliance on fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to humans and wildlife alike. - Author: Frances Beinecke
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#50. Some solutions are relatively simple and would provide economic benefits: implementing measures to conserve energy, putting a price on carbon through taxes and cap-and-trade and shifting from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy sources. - Author: David Suzuki
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#51. Growing corn, which from a biological perspective had always been a process of capturing sunlight to turn into food, has in no small measure become a process of converting fossil fuels into food. - Author: Michael Pollan
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#52. Japan is a model already to the lie that economic growth is the key to our future. If they can really show an alternative to nukes and fossil fuels, then they will be the poster boy for the renewable energy for the future. - Author: David Suzuki
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#53. We must rapidly wean ourselves off our dependence on coal and fossil fuels - Author: Richard Branson
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#54. I oppose the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It's an ill-conceived project that would lock us into further dependence on some of the dirtiest fossil fuels on the planet. - Author: Elizabeth Warren
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#55. Many anti-energy groups display little appreciation of the extent to which modern economies depend pervasively on the use of fossil fuels and petrochemical products. - Author: Robert Higgs
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#56. The single thought that can empower us to empower the world: Mankind's use of fossil fuels is supremely virtuous-because the human life is the standard of value, and because using fossil fuels transforms our environment to make it wonderful for human life. - Author: Alex Epstein
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#57. Calculated globally, human society consumes the equivalent of 400 years' worth of ancient solar energy (expressed in terms of the net primary productivity of plants during previous geological eras) each year through our use of fossil fuels. - Author: Mark Lynas
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#58. If aliens did visit us, I'd be embarrassed to tell them we still dig fossil fuels from the ground as a source of energy. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#59. Anyone who would tackle our current addiction to fossil fuels is going to have to maneuver around denial. - Author: William H. Calvin
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#60. I believe that it is impossible to stop people from using the fossil fuels, so we need to develop technologies which allow us to use them without creating environmental havoc on the planet. - Author: Klaus Lackner
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#61. Not using fossil fuels is tantamount to not using energy. It is economic suicide and eco-manslaughter. - Author: Paul Driessen
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#62. Without an end to the burning of fossil fuels, coal especially, most of us will live shorter lives. I'm hopeful, but very, very concerned. - Author: Bill Nye
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#63. Our children will work in energy tomorrow - they just won't work in fossil fuels, in the meantime, for social justice, economic justice and stability, we need ... negotiated, planned outcomes that people can touch at both the national and industry and enterprise level. - Author: Sharan Burrow
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#64. I find it interesting that many of the people who want to restrict fossil fuels live in well-developed countries where abundant and affordable energy is readily available. - Author: Lee R. Raymond
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#65. What has become clear from the science is that we cannot burn all of the fossil fuels without creating a very different planet. - Author: James Hansen
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#66. If we're going to prevent large parts of this Earth from becoming not only inhospitable but uninhabitable in our lifetimes, we're going to have to keep some fossil fuels in the ground rather than burn them and release more dangerous pollution into the sky. - Author: Barack Obama
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#67. Since 1850, burning of fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas has increased 100 times to produce energy as the world has industrialized to serve the world's more than 6 billion and growing population. - Author: John Olver
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#68. Today, wind is the cheapest energy in America; solar is not far behind. In time, fossil fuels will only get more and more expensive. - Author: Mark Ruffalo
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#69. The sooner we get started with alternative energy sources and recognize that fossil fuels makes us less secure as a nation, and more dangerous as a planet, the better off we'll be. - Author: Lindsey Graham
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#70. The probability that we face global warming caused by fossil fuels is now so overwhelming that it is legitimate to doubt the motives of those who deny it - Author: Adair Turner
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#71. We must move away from our dependency on fossil fuels, and I am glad that GM has invested over $1 billion in hydrogen fuel cells cars to meet this goal. - Author: Albert Wynn
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#72. The idea that human beings have changed and are changing the basic climate system of the Earth through their industrial activities and burning of fossil fuels - the essence of the Greens' theory of global warming - has about as much basis in science as Marxism and Freudianism. - Author: Paul Johnson
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#73. Assuming that humans continue to burn fossil fuels, the oceans will continue to absorb carbon dioxide and will become increasingly acidified. - Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
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#74. In the future, it may turn out that fossil fuels are the blood of the Earth and by extracting them may lead to serious consequences to the Earth's survival, and by association, that of the humans. - Author: Steven Magee
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#75. You see, the Greenhouse Effect is a direct result of burning fossil or old carbon fuels. - Author: Jack Herer
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#76. In a sense, the fossil fuels are a onetime gift that lifted us up from subsistence agriculture and eventually should lead us to a future based on renewable resources. - Author: Kenneth S. Deffeyes
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#77. There is more He-3 energy on the Moon than we have ever had in the form of fossil fuels on Earth. All we have to do is to go there and get it. - Author: Wilson Greatbatch
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#78. For decades, NRDC has created and supported policies that will ultimately end our reliance on fossil fuels. - Author: Frances Beinecke
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#79. I think so long as fossil fuels are cheap, people will use them and it will postpone a movement towards new technologies. - Author: Paul Krugman
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#80. Rising carbon price is essential to 'decarbonize' the economy - to remove the nation towards the era beyond fossil fuels. - Author: James Hansen
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#81. Individuals are told to reduce our "carbon footprint," and we should. But how many years of riding a bike to work would it take me to offset one F-15 flying for an hour? - Author: Bruce E. Johansen
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#82. A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical of the claim that our carbon footprints, resulting from our use of fossil fuels, are going to lead to climatic calamities. But governments are not yet listening to the citizens. - Author: John Coleman
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#83. I ask citizens and governments everywhere to do their part by conserving energy and reducing the use of fossil fuels for the good of the world community. This is our duty to those who share this world with us and to those who follow us: Wherever we see a threat to our environment we must take action - Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger
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#84. Today, our incentives aren't set up well - you can make a lot of money burning fossil fuels, digging up wetlands, pumping fossil water out of aquifers that will take 10,000 years to recharge, overfishing species in international waters that are close to collapse, and so on. - Author: Ramez Naam
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#85. The source of all the energy is the sun. The big challenge is, how do you use all of that energy? Solar power has to fascinate you. There have been strides to get the costs down, and if this will work, you have to get costs down so it is competitive with fossil fuels. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#86. Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy. - Author: David Suzuki
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#87. We are quite convinced that if he were alive today, as an astute businessman looking out to the future, he would be moving out of fossil fuels and investing in clean, renewable energy. - Author: John D. Rockefeller
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#88. Burning fossil fuels has given us the gift of seeing ourselves in new ways. But that very gift now enables us to see we've got to change our ways. - Author: Sylvia Earle
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#89. There is no evidence when we look to the past for any precedent for the rate of change in atmospheric composition that we're causing, and the rates of change in climate that we can expect, as we continue to burn fossil fuels and elevate these greenhouse gas concentrations. - Author: Thom Hartmann
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#90. We need to profoundly revise all of our taxes and charges. The aim is to tax pollution - notably fossil fuels - more, and tax work less - Author: Nicolas Sarkozy
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#91. What we can be scientifically certain of is that our continued use of fossil fuels is pushing us to a point of no return - Author: Barack Obama
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#92. We must get rid of fossil fuels by developing injection systems for automobiles, which can run on bio-fuel. - Author: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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#93. The sunshine that strikes American roads each year contains more energy than all the fossil fuels used by the entire world. - Author: Denis Hayes
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#94. The biggest tab the public picks up for fossil fuels has to do with what economists call 'external costs,' like the health effects of air and water pollution. - Author: Jeff Goodell
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#95. The truth is, natural organisms have managed to do everything we want to do without guzzling fossil fuels, polluting the planet or mortgaging the future. - Author: Janine Benyus
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#96. We need an energy revolution by breaking our dependence on fossil fuels, polluting fuels ... I am very, very confident our small state will lead this. We will be noticed by the country and the world. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#97. Put differently, the liberation of world markets, a process powered by the liberation of unprecedented amounts of fossil fuels from the earth, has dramatically sped up the same process that is liberating Arctic ice from existence. - Author: Naomi Klein
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#98. Coal and oil lobbyists added fossil fuels to a bill aimed at helping American manufacturers, so they too could claim 'manufacturing' tax deductions. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#99. The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution. - Author: Ban Ki-moon
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#100. I think that the world is in the middle of a huge transition that we have to make to renewable energy. We have to transition away from fossil fuels very, very quickly. - Author: Josh Fox
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