David R. Brower Quotes & Sayings

39 most famous David R. Brower quotes and sayings (environmentalist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

David R. Brower Quotes
“The more we pour the big machines, the fuel, the pesticides, the herbicides, the fertilizer and chemicals into farming, the more we knock out the mechanism that made it all work in the first place.”
David R. Brower Quotes
“It's like turning the space program over to the Long Island Railroad.”
David R. Brower Quotes
“We are at the edge of an abyss and we're close to being irrevocably lost.”
David R. Brower Quotes
“A great deal of pressure was then built up to remove me from the club and my resignation was, finally, a forced one.”
David R. Brower Quotes
“Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?”
David R. Brower Quotes
“It is absolutely imperative that we protect, preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it.”
David R. Brower Quotes
“There is no place where we can safely store worn-out reactors or their garbage. No place!”
David R. Brower Quotes
“Apollo 13, as you may remember, gave us a reactor that is bubbling away right now somewhere in the Pacific. It's supposed to be bubbling away on the moon, but it's in the Pacific Ocean instead.”
David R. Brower Quotes
“All I know about thermal pollution is that if we continue our present rate of growth in electrical energy consumption it will simply take, by the year 2000, all our freshwater streams to cool the generators and reactors.”
“We've got to search back to our last known safe landmark. I can't say exactly where, but I think it's back there at the start of the Industrial Revolution, we began applying energy in vast amounts to tools with which we began tearing the environment apart.”

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