Our inability to forecast the implications of human-
induced climate change stems from our vast ignorance
of how in fact we are disturbing our surroundings. The
National Climate Program Act of 1978 was a step in
the right direction, towards helping us grasp the nature
of climate change on planet Earth. However, that
program has represented only a first effort in what will
be required to address this enormous problem
Congressman George Brown in 1987.
The issue of climate change respects no border. Its effects cannot be reined in by an army nor advanced by any ideology. Climate change with its potential to impact every corner of the world is an issue that must be addressed by the world.
~ GW Bush 2001