"In the world of energy politics, the sudden vanishing of the word 'coal' is a remarkable and unprecedented event."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Jeff Goodell on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Jeff Goodell on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Jeff Goodell on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Jeff Goodell on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Jeff Goodell on Joseph Stalin
"In the U.S. alone, weather disasters caused $50 billion in economic damages in 2010."
"Extracting oil from the tar sands is a nasty, polluting, energy-intensive business."
"Bill Gates is a relative newcomer to the fight against global warming, but he's already shifting the debate over climate change."
"Among all the tests President Obama faced in his first term, his biggest failure was climate change."
"Geoengineering - the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the earth's climate to offset global warming - is a nightmare fix for climate change."
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