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Is Climate Change an Existential Threat?

Donald Trump
Joe Biden
Rishi Sunak
Kamala Harris
Pope Francis
Emmanuel Macron
Angela Merkel
António Guterres
Michael Mann
Greta Thunberg
David Attenborough
Patrick Michaels
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David Attenborough
David Attenborough"If we don't take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon."Dec 03, 2018
Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel"Climate change is one of the greatest challenges mankind faces."Aug 09, 2007
Greta Thunberg
Greta ThunbergClimate change is "above all, an existential crisis."May 23, 2024
Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris"The clock is no longer just ticking, it is banging."Dec 03, 2023
Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron"[W]e are killing our planet."Apr 25, 2018
António Guterres
António Guterres"Humanity is on thin ice — and that ice is melting fast."Mar 21, 2023
Jane Goodall
Jane GoodallClimate change is "approaching a point of no return."Sep 28, 2022
Elon Musk
Elon Musk"Climate change is the biggest threat that humanity faces this century, except for AI."Nov 15, 2017
Fumio Kishida
Fumio Kishida"Climate change is the biggest global challenge we face today."Nov 20, 2023
Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau"Climate change is real, and it's affecting every region on Earth."May 23, 2024
Rishi Sunak
Rishi Sunak"There is no long-term prosperity without action on climate change."May 23, 2024
Patrick Michaels
Patrick Michaels"I believe in climate change caused by human beings. What I'm skeptical about is the glib notion that it means the end of the world as we know it."May 23, 2024
Michael Mann
Michael Mann"We haven't yet exceeded the bounds of viable human civilisation, but we're getting close."Sep 30, 2023
Pope Francis
Pope Francis"The time for seeking global solutions [to climate change] is running out."Dec 11, 2014
Donald Trump
Donald Trump"[C]limate change is just a very, very expensive form of tax."Jan 19, 2016
Joe Biden
Joe Biden"The climate crisis is the existential threat. That's not hyperbole; it's a fact."Mar 15, 2022
Olaf Scholz
Olaf Scholz"The fight against climate change will be the defining issue of the coming decades for all of us."Oct 18, 2019
Bill Gates
Bill Gates"As awful as this [COVID] pandemic is, climate change could be worse."May 23, 2024
Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi"Climate Change is a lived reality for millions around the world. Their lives and livelihoods are already facing its adverse consequences."Apr 22, 2021
Elon Musk
Elon Musk"We're running the most dangerous experiment in history right now."Apr 18, 2013

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