On mountaintop removal:"I think a lot of the land apparently is quite desirable once it’s been flattened out.... I don’t think anyone’s going to be missing a hill or two here and there"
"And today I’d like to announce that, in the context of a strong accord in which all major economies stand behind meaningful mitigation actions and provide full transparency as to their implementation, the United States is prepared to work with other countries toward a goal of jointly mobilizing $100 billion a year by 2020 to address the climate change needs of developing countries."
Sec. of State Clinton, Copenhagen, Dec. 2009
"Continuing on today's energy path, without any change in government policy, would mean rapidly increasing dependence on fossil fuels, with alarming consequences for climate change and energy security."
World Energy Outlook, EIA - Nov. 9, 2009
"At this point, the central forecast of leading climate models - not the worst-case scenario but the most likely outcome - is utter catastrophe, a rise in temperatures that will totally disrupt life as we know it, if we continue along our present path. How to head off that catastrophe should be the dominant policy issue of our time."
Paul Krugman New York Times - July 12, 2009