"In any crass political calculation, drilling for oil will always win more votes than putting a price on carbon. But if I recall what I was taught in fifth-grade American government class, we elect presidents to do more than crass political calculations."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Jeff Goodell on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Jeff Goodell on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Jeff Goodell on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Jeff Goodell on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Jeff Goodell on Thomas Paine
"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."