C&EN @ COP21 – Paris Climate Change Conference – 2015, November 30 to December 11

Quotes of the Day, Dec. 1, 2015

Enele Sosene Sopoaga, prime minister of Tuvalu Credit: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Enele Sosene Sopoaga
Credit: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

“Pacific islanders are facing the brunt of climate change impacts and are increasingly finding themselves with few options.” Enele Sosene Sopoaga, prime minister of the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu.


 

 

James Inhofe. Photo courtesy office of Sen. Inhofe

James Inhofe. Photo courtesy office of Sen. Inhofe

“As the president urges action to fulfill his personal climate legacy in Paris, the American people and their representatives in Congress have strongly voiced opposition to any deal that is reached and will not tolerate American tax dollars being used for an economically disastrous policy.” U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee.


Earl Bluemanauer credit: Think Out Loud/Flickr

Earl Bluemanauer credit: Think Out Loud/Flickr

“It is sad that what should be a straightforward, scientific conclusion has become so emotionally charged and politically volatile.” U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.).

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