'The sense of guilt or culpability or reparations - I just categorically reject that.'
Chief US climate negotiator Todd Stern on being asked about climate debt, December 2009
'We are not assigning guilt, merely responsibility. As they say in the US, if you break it, you buy it.'
Bolivian ambassador to the United Nations, Pablo Solon, December 2009
'[W]e have a battle on our hands: a battle to preserve a safe climate for the future. Powerful forces are engaged in this battle, whether we notice them or not. The power of vested interests to resist change, the inertia of infrastructure systems, and the unyielding laws of thermodynamics all seem to be arrayed against us.
To win this battle, we must deploy equally powerful forces in favour of change ... We must match the laws of physics with a will and a determination that is equally unyielding.'
Sir David King, UK Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change, Climate Change: A Risk Assessment, June 2015
LEGAL ACTION FOR THE CLIMATE GOAL: TOWARDS EQUITY, SURVIVAL AND THE RULE OF LAW
“PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY HAVE HIS ALTERNATIVE FACTS,
BUT ALTERNATIVE FACTS DO NOT WORK IN A COURTROOM”