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Al Gore, July 17, 2008: "Today I challenge our nation to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years.".

Source: Al's Journal : A Generational Challenge to Repower America

Barack Obama, July 2008: "I strongly agree with Vice President Gore that we cannot drill our way to energy independence, but must fast-track investments in renewable sources of energy like solar power, wind power and advanced biofuels."

Barack Obama: "The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril. There may still be disputes about exactly how much we're contributing to the warming of the earth's atmosphere and how much is naturally occurring, but what we can be scientifically certain of is that our continued use of fossil fuels is pushing us to a point of no return. And unless we free ourselves from a dependence on these fossil fuels and chart a new course on energy in this country, we are condemning future generations to global catastrophe."

Bill Clinton, "First, I worry about climate change. It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it, and make a lot of the other efforts that we're making irrelevant and impossible."

Source: At the World Economic Forum in Davos

Prince Charles: "The world’s forests need to be seen for what they are.. giant global utilities, providing essential services to humanity on a vast scale. Rainforests store carbon, which is lost to the atmosphere when they burn, increasing global warming. The life they support cleans the atmosphere of pollutants and feeds it with moisture. They help regulate our climate and sustain the lives of some of the poorest people on this Earth."

Rupert Murdoch: "Climate change poses clear, catastrophic threats. We may not agree on the extent, but we certainly can't afford the risk of inaction."

Professor David Karoly: "We are in an extremely precarious and urgent situation that compels immediate action"

School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change lead author
ARC Federation Fellow. Energy [R]evolution Scenario: Australia Canberra, Monday June 16, 2008

Sir Nicholas Stern: "There is still time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, if we take strong action now."

STERN REVIEW: The Economics of Climate Change HM Treasury, United Kingdom, 30 October 2006

Ban Ki-moon: "For my generation, coming of age at the height of the Cold War, fear of nuclear winter seemed the leading existential threat on the horizon. But the danger posed by war to all humanity—and to our planet—is at least matched by climate change."

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Source: Wikipedia:Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-Moon: "Given the nature and magnitude of the challenge, national action alone is insufficient. No nation can address this challenge on its own. No region can insulate itself from these climate changes. That is why we need to confront climate change within a global framework, one that guarantees the highest level of international cooperation."

Secretary General of the United Nations, opening address of the High-Level Event on Climate Change, 24 September, 2007. Source: Ban Ki-Moon on International Action on Climate Change, TreeHugger

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