Quotes and Sayings about Fridays for Future

Quotes and Sayings about Fridays for Future

Change the System! Not the Climate!
We can't save the world by playing by the rules. Because the rules have to be changed. Everything needs to change. And it has to start today.
Greta Thunberg - 24 November 2018, TEDxStockholm
We all have a choice. We can create transformational action that will safeguard the living conditions for future generations. Or we can continue with our business as usual and fail.
Greta Thunberg (Climate activist)
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We can halt the destruction of the world's rainforests - and even restore parts of them - in order to ensure that the forests do what they are so good at - in other words, storing carbon naturally.
There can be no lasting prosperity for our people, if we do not protect our planet.
There is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of man.
The natural world can continue to surprise us as long as we give it space to thrive.
Our Great National Parks - Season 1 Episode 1
To love the world is to be afflicted.
The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.
Protecting the climate and nature is one of the biggest challenges of our time that we can only tackle together.
Olaf Scholz - September 2020
In my view, we've already waited too long to deal with this climate crisis. We can't wait any longer. We see it with our own eyes. We feel it. We know it in our bones. And it's time to act!
Joe Biden - January 2021
Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
I don't accept the Republicans' argument that boldly addressing climate change and having the world's strongest economy are incompatible. I believe that the exact opposite of that is true. Tackling our climate challenges will provide us with the opportunity to grow our economy, protect public health, and propel the United States to become the world leader in green innovation in the 21st century.
The effects of climate change are real and must be acted on.
Joe Biden (as Vice President of the United States) - Mai 2014
This ongoing irresponsible behavior will no doubt be remembered in history as one of the greatest failures of humankind.
Greta Thunberg (Climate activist)
For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you're doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight.
Greta Thunberg (Climate activist) - September 2019, Rede beim UN Klimagipfel
This is money well spent. If we ignore climate change, it's gonna cost us a lot more.
Angela Merkel - September 2019
The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough.
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Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.
The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.
If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
We are being choked to death by the amount of plastic that we throw away. It's killing our oceans. It's entering into our bodies in the fish we eat.
Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
I don't understand why when we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something created by nature, we call it progress.
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
Something will have gone out of us as a people, if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed.
Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
Marshall: "If economic sanctions and trade-restrictions aren't enforced, the destruction of the rainforest will continue and over a million species will be wiped out!"
Ted: "So you don't want coffee?"
Ted Mosby in How I Met Your Mother - Season 1 Episode 17
Earth's tombstone may be like:
"Everyone wanted the best - for themselves."
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Today we strike in solidarity with Palestine and Gaza. The world needs to speak up and call for an immediate ceasefire, justice and freedom for Palestinians and all civilians affected.
Greta Thunberg - Oktober 2023
Today as always, it's important to watch out for those who only listen to the uncomfortable truth when it fits in their agenda. To tackle this crisis, cherry picking some aspects, taking things out of context and ignoring the rest will lead us nowhere.
Greta Thunberg - October 2022
I've learned that you are never too small to make a difference.
Greta Thunberg (Climate activist)
Can't change the world by following all the rules.
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Ron: "Who are you and what have you done with Hermione Granger?"
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No one is above the law, everybody ought to be held accountable.
We will never declare a ceasefire. We are not worried about any sanctions.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (as President of Turkey) - about war in North-Syria

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