„Of course we all know that the human race has historically done better during warm periods. While we've seen a slight warming in the last century, we've also seen a worldwide improvement in the human condition. Warm – what's not to like?“
The Deadliest U.S. Natural Hazard: Extreme Cold http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/12/18/the-deadliest-us-natural-hazard-extreme-cold/ December 18, 2008.
„Well we think you'd better wake up capt'n
There's something happen'n up ahead
We've never seen anything like it
We've never seen anything like it before.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, The Red Shoes (1993)
— Robert Orben American magician and writer 1928
Marianne Means (September 26, 1986) "I Just Flew In From The White House - And, Boy, Are My Arms Tired", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, p. A10.
„To argue that human emissions of CO2 are forcing global warming requires all the known, and possibly chaotic, mechanisms of natural global warming to be critically analysed and dismissed. This has not even been attempted.“
— Ian Plimer, livro Heaven and Earth
Heaven and Earth (2009)
„This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.“
— Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953
At the funeral of his first wife, Kato Svanidze, on 25 November 1907, as quoted in Young Stalin (2007) by Simon Sebag Montefiore, p. 193
— Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966
Poem without a Hero (1963)
Contexto: All the mirrors on the wall
show a man not yet appeared
who could not enter this white hall.
He is no better and no worse,
but he is free of Lethe's curse:
his warm hand makes a human pledge.
Strayed from the future, can it be
that he will really come to me,
turning left from the bridge?
„No one, either in the nineteenth century or the twentieth, has ever built a persuasive case proving that dinosaurs as a whole were more like reptilian crocodiles than warm-blooded birds. No one has done this because it can't be done.“
— Robert T. Bakker, livro The Dinosaur Heresies
The Dinosaur Heresies: A Revolutionary View of Dinosaurs (1986), Longman Scientific & Technical, p. 27
The Dinosaur Heresies (1986)
„The hypothesis that human emissions of CO2 can create global warming can be tested by measurement. … No warming has occured since 1998. … During that time atmospheric CO2 has increased. … The test of the hypothesis above shows that there is no relationship between measured temperature and CO2 emissions. The hypothesis fails.“
— Ian Plimer, livro Heaven and Earth
Heaven and Earth (2009)
„“Global warming” refers to the global-average temperature increase that has been observed over the last one hundred years or more. But to many politicians and the public, the term carries the implication that mankind is responsible for that warming. This website describes evidence from my group’s government-funded research that suggests global warming is mostly natural, and that the climate system is quite insensitive to humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions and aerosol pollution. Believe it or not, very little research has ever been funded to search for natural mechanisms of warming…it has simply been assumed that global warming is manmade. This assumption is rather easy for scientists since we do not have enough accurate global data for a long enough period of time to see whether there are natural warming mechanisms at work.“
— Roy Spencer American meteorologist 1955
Global Warming: Natural or Manmade? http://www.drroyspencer.com/global-warming-natural-or-manmade/
„It's our (Council of Labor Affairs) responsibility to take care of financially disadvantaged families. We've seen a better economy and we know there must be changes.“
— Wang Ju-hsuan Taiwanese politician 1961
Wang Ju-hsuan (2011) cited in " Minimum wage to be increased by five percent http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2011/07/22/310668/Minimum-wage.htm" on The China Post, 22 July 2011.
„In looking back at this turn-of-the-century period, the rise of a worldwide network will be seen as the most significant part of the computer revolution.“
— Jef Raskin American computer scientist 1943 - 2005
Interview in The Guardian (21 October 2004)
Contexto: I am only a footnote, but proud of the footnote I have become. My subsequent work — on eliciting principles and developing the theory of interface design, so that many people will be able to do what I did — is probably also footnote-worthy. In looking back at this turn-of-the-century period, the rise of a worldwide network will be seen as the most significant part of the computer revolution.
— Philip Roth, livro Homem Comum
— Henri Barbusse, livro Under Fire
Under Fire (1916), Ch. 24 - The Dawn
Contexto: The paralysis of cold was passing away from the knot of sufferers, though the light no longer made any progress over the great irregular marsh of the lower plain. The desolation proceeded, but not the day.
Then he who spoke sorrowfully, like a bell, said. "It'll be no good telling about it, eh? They wouldn't believe you; not out of malice or through liking to pull your leg, but because they couldn't. When you say to 'em later, if you live to say it, 'We were on a night job and we got shelled and we were very nearly drowned in mud,' they'll say, 'Ah!' And p'raps they'll say. 'You didn't have a very spicy time on the job.' And that's all. No one can know it. Only us."
"No, not even us, not even us!" some one cried.
"That's what I say, too. We shall forget — we're forgetting already, my boy!"
"We've seen too much to remember."
"And everything we've seen was too much. We're not made to hold it all. It takes its damned hook in all directions. We're too little to hold it."
"You're right, we shall forget! Not only the length of the big misery, which can't be calculated, as you say, ever since the beginning, but the marches that turn up the ground and turn it again, lacerating your feet and wearing out your bones under a load that seems to grow bigger in the sky, the exhaustion until you don't know your own name any more, the tramping and the inaction that grind you, the digging jobs that exceed your strength, the endless vigils when you fight against sleep and watch for an enemy who is everywhere in the night, the pillows of dung and lice — we shall forget not only those, but even the foul wounds of shells and machine-guns, the mines, the gas, and the counter-attacks. At those moments you're full of the excitement of reality, and you've some satisfaction. But all that wears off and goes away, you don't know how and you don't know where, and there's only the names left, only the words of it, like in a dispatch."
"That's true what he says," remarks a man, without moving his head in its pillory of mud. When I was on leave, I found I'd already jolly well forgotten what had happened to me before. There were some letters from me that I read over again just as if they were a book I was opening. And yet in spite of that, I've forgotten also all the pain I've had in the war. We're forgetting-machines. Men are things that think a little but chiefly forget. That's what we are."
"Then neither the other side nor us'll remember! So much misery all wasted!"
This point of view added to the abasement of these beings on the shore of the flood, like news of a greater disaster, and humiliated them still more.
"Ah, if one did remember!" cried some one.
"If we remembered," said another, "there wouldn't be any more war."
— Jeffrey Eugenides, livro As Virgens Suicidas
Fonte: The Virgin Suicides
„Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.“
— Herman Melville, livro Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs
Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs (1854)
— Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
In "Wages are Going Lower!" (1951), William Joseph Baxter wrote, "One might almost say that the human race seems to have improved everything except people." Variations of this quote have appeared since both with and without attribution to Adlai Stevenson, but no documented connection to Stevenson is known.
„On the unfalsifiable theory of global warming:"Evidence that contradicts the global warming theory, climate kooks enlist as evidence for the correctness of their theory; every permutation in weather patterns—warm or cold—is said to be a consequence of that warming or proof of it.“
— Ilana Mercer South African writer
"Reincarnation of the Reds," http://www.ilanamercer.com/phprunner/public_article_list_view.php?editid1=108 WorldNetDaily.com, December 29, 2006, The Colorado Springs Gazette, January 17, 2007, and The Orange County Register, "The Reds Have Become Greens," January 19, 2007.