"Americans don't pay much attention to environmental issues, because they aren't sexy. I mean, cleaning up coal plants and reining in outlaw frackers is hugely important work, but it doesn't get anybody's pulse racing."
"The environment is everything that isn't me."Jeff Goodell on Albert Einstein
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."Jeff Goodell on Margaret Mead
"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."Jeff Goodell on John Muir
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."Jeff Goodell on Henry David Thoreau
"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."Jeff Goodell on John Muir
"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."