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The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival,
by James Lovelock

The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival,
who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot
of disinformation about nuclear power.
- James Lovelock

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20
to 30 times more land for food than we have now.
- James Lovelock

There is little evidence that our individual intelligence
has improved through recorded history.
- James Lovelock

For each of our actions there are only consequences.
- James Lovelock

 

I've got personal views on the '60s.
You can't have freedom without paying the price for it.
- James Lovelock

Climatologists are all agreed that we'd be lucky to
see the end of this century without the world being
a totally different place,
and being 8 or 9 degrees hotter on average.
- James Lovelock

This programme to stop nuclear by 2020 is just crazy.
If there were a nuclear war, and humanity were wiped out,
the Earth would breathe a sigh of relief.
- James Lovelock

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Florida will be gone altogether, the whole damned place,
in not too long.
- James Lovelock

I have heard that the Saudi Arabians are paying Greenpeace
to campaign against Nuclear Power.
It wouldn't surprise me at all.
- James Lovelock

An inefficient virus kills its host.
A clever virus stays with it.
- James Lovelock

You mustn't take what I say as gospel because no one
can second-guess the future.
- James Lovelock

I'm a scientist, not a theologian.
I don't know if there is a God or not.
Religion requires certainty.
- James Lovelock

China will soon emit more greenhouse gases than America,
but its regime knows if it caps aspirations there will be a revolution.
- James Lovelock

Let's make hay while it lasts.
- James Lovelock

Civilization in its present form hasn't got long.
- James Lovelock

All the modelling we do shows that the climate is poised
on the jump up to a new hot state.
It is accelerating so fast that you could say that we are already in it.
- James Lovelock

If it hadn't been for the Cold War, neither Russia
nor America would have been sending people into space.
- James Lovelock

Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment
in better shape for their progeny to survive.
- James Lovelock

A billion could live off the earth; 6 billion living
as we do is far too many,
and you run out of planet in no time.
- James Lovelock

Evolution is a tightly coupled dance,
with life and the material environment as partners.
From the dance emerges the entity Gaia.
- James Lovelock

Science always uses metaphor.
- James Lovelock

Esso has been the main one in America spreading the
disinformation that there is no global warming problem.
- James Lovelock

One pound of uranium is worth about 3 million pounds worth of coal or oil.
- James Lovelock

Geological change usually takes thousands of years
to happen but we are seeing the climate changing not
just in our lifetimes but also year by year.
- James Lovelock

There aren't just bad people that commit genocide;
we are all capable of it.
It's our evolutionary history.
- James Lovelock

Just after World War II, this country led the world
in science by every way you could measure it,
yet the number of scientists was a tiny proportion of what it is now.
- James Lovelock

Life does more than adapt to the Earth.
It changes the Earth to its own purposes.
- James Lovelock

You never know with politicians what they are really saying.
And I don't say that in a negative way-they have an appalling job.
- James Lovelock

Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.
- James Lovelock

I'm not a pessimist, even though I do think awful things are going to happen.
- James Lovelock

I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary.
Genetic mutations have always happened naturally,
anyway.
- James Lovelock

We'd never have got a chance to go outside and look
at the earth if it hadn't been for space exploration and NASA.
- James Lovelock

If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics,
plate tectonics, evolution, it takes about 40 years
for mainstream science to come around.
Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so.
- James Lovelock

NASA will send up a big sun shade that will be in orbit
between the earth and sun and deflect 2 or 3 percent
of the sunshine back into space.
It would be cheaper than the international space station.
- James Lovelock

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Formula for success: rise early, work hard,
strike oil.
- J. Paul Getty

The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes,
foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.
- Tony Snow

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else,
and we strive to swim on top.
- Joan Rivers

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Friendship and money: oil and water.
- Mario Puzo

What's interesting is there are $12 billion of breaks
in the energy bill that passed,
yet we see that the sixth major oil companies in America
last year made $1.1 trillion.
- Marty Meehan

There are growing concerns that oil companies are making
too much in profits at the expense of consumers.
- Pete Domenici

First, we should not be opening our coasts,
all of our coasts, to oil drilling when we have not taken the first step,
not the first step, to conserve oil.
- Sherwood Boehlert

But eventually it's a question of access:
Getting access to fields is on top of the oil companies' agenda.
We see a substantial build-up of supply occurring over the coming years.
- Daniel Yergin

If I think too much about all of those Chinese factories
where all the stuff in a Wal-Mart is made,
I get that woozy feeling you get when you see ducks covered in crude oil.
- Doug Coupland

Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth,
the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.
- Walter Savage Landor

If you don't have a refinery operating,
it's hard to use oil that's available.
- T. Boone Pickens

We can't allow multinational oil companies boasting
of record profits to gouge consumers...
We must do what we can to fix this problem.
- Stephanie Herseth

I didn't sign any contracts, and I didn't see any oil.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively,
relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever.
- Maurice Hinchey

Unless everyone grasps the importance of having only two children per couple,
wars won't be over just oil anymore,
they will be over water and food.
- Alexandra Paul

I believe Mexico should dedicate 100% of its oil revenues
to developing human capital and technological development.
None of us politicians should be able to touch that money.
- Vicente Fox

There'll be no oiling up with this band.
The oil has been there for years and it only gets better.
- Clarence Clemons

What the oil producer gets paid is about 16 percent.
The majority of it is tax, which in fairness to the
government of this country they have accepted and admitted.
- Olusegun Obasanjo

My father was a middle manager at an oil company,
but I never knew anything about his work.
Whatever business acumen I have just got gleaned over the years.
- Donna Mills

When oil and gas prices went up dramatically and filled up the state treasury,
I sent a large share of that revenue back where it belonged -
directly to the people of Alaska.
- Sarah Palin

We shouldn't be so dependent on foreign oil.
- Jon Corzine

I believe - though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert -
that this war is about what most wars are about:
hegemony,
money, power and oil.
- Dustin Hoffman

We have a project with Unocal here in Los Angeles,
where we as an environmental organization,
the oil company, and the state all get together to
promote the recycling of used motor oil.
- Ted Danson

We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics.
Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.
- Calvin Coolidge

I can go a year before an oil change.
- David Harris

There is no free market in oil.
- Peter DeFazio

We consume about 25 percent of the world's oil every year,
but we only have reserves, including that which has not been pumped,
of about 3 percent of the oil reserves in the world.
- Jay Inslee

When the President was asked about global warming at
a public appearance yesterday,
he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil.
You make the connection.
- Gwen Ifill

The stars, that nature hung in heaven,
and filled their lamps with everlasting oil,
give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.
- John Milton

Simply raising fuel economy standards for passenger
cars and light trucks to 33 miles per gallon would
eliminate our oil imports from the Persian Gulf.
- Jan Schakowsky

Global crude oil demand is increasing,
particularly in places like China.
- Gary Miller

You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences.
The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds
is behind much of the fighting.
- Ed Harris

It is important that the United States move with all
deliberate speed to develop and get into usage alternative
fuels that will allow us to end our dependence on foreign oil.
- Virgil Goode

Moderation of oil prices would be very,
very welcome.
But overall I think we are in a position of stable growth,
sustainable growth, and basically with inflation in check.
- John W. Snow


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