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Barry Commoner Quotes

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The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Related topics: Environmental

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

What is needed now is a transformation of the major
systems of production more profound than even the sweeping
post-World War II changes in production technology.
- Barry Commoner


 

No action is without its side effects.
- Barry Commoner

In every case, the environmental hazards were made
known only by independent scientists,
who were often bitterly opposed by the corporations
responsible for the hazards.
- Barry Commoner

The first law of ecology is that everything is related to everything else.
- Barry Commoner


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If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel,
you are looking the wrong way.
- Barry Commoner

The methods that EPA introduced after 1970 to reduce
air-pollutant emissions worked for a while,
but over time have become progressively less effective.
- Barry Commoner

My entry into the environmental arena was through the
issue that so dramatically -
and destructively -
demonstrates the link between science and social action:
nuclear weapons.
- Barry Commoner

The environmental crisis is a global problem,
and only global action will resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

The weapons were conceived and created by a small band
of physicists and chemists;
they remain a cataclysmic threat to the whole of human
society and the natural environment.
- Barry Commoner

Environmental quality was drastically improved while
economic activity grew by the simple expedient of removing lead from gasoline -
which prevented it from entering the environment.
- Barry Commoner

The AEC had at its command an army of highly skilled scientists.
- Barry Commoner

When you fully understand the situation,
it is worse than you think.
- Barry Commoner

By adopting the control strategy, the nation's environmental
program has created a built-in antagonism between environmental
quality and economic growth.
- Barry Commoner

Seen that way, the wholesale transformation of production
technologies that is mandated by pollution prevention
creates a new surge of economic development.
- Barry Commoner

It is simply economically impossible to require controls
that even approach zero emissions.
- Barry Commoner

Nothing ever goes away.
- Barry Commoner

The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault:
our systems of production -
in industry,
agriculture, energy and transportation -
essential as they are,
make people sick and die.
- Barry Commoner

The AEC scientists were so narrowly focused on arming
the United States for nuclear war that they failed to perceive facts -
even widely known ones -
that were outside their limited field of vision.
- Barry Commoner

It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology
is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests
than the laws of thermodynamics,
atomic structure or biological inheritance.
- Barry Commoner

As the earth spins through space, a view from above
the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world -
most of its food,
productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers.
A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world's poor.
- Barry Commoner

The wave of new productive enterprises would provide
opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of
environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities.
- Barry Commoner

The most meaningful engine of change,
powerful enough to confront corporate power,
may be not so much environmental quality,
as the economic development and growth associated with
the effort to improve it.
- Barry Commoner

What is new is that environmentalism intensely illuminates
the need to confront the corporate domain at its most
powerful and guarded point -
the exclusive right to govern the systems of production.
- Barry Commoner

After all, despite the economic advantage to firms
that employed child labor,
it was in the social interest, as a national policy,
to abolish it - removing that advantage for all firms.
- Barry Commoner

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

There is no word more generally misinterpreted than the word egoism,
in its modern sense.
- John Buchanan Robinson

In these days of modern tennis a player is as strong as his weakest stroke.
- Bill Tilden

You know one of the causes of modern despair is the
fact that we have had proposed to us,
from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
- Morris West

If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations,
study hell.
- Thomas Merton

It is not hard to understand modern art.
If it hangs on a wall it's a painting,
and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.
- Tom Stoppard

Information is the oxygen of the modern age.
It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire,
it wafts across the electrified borders.
- Ronald Reagan

Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion,
sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics.
Defying nature, it surpasses it.
- Camille Paglia

The modern work of art, as I have said,
is a symbol.
- Herbert Read

I've always wanted to play Maria in West Side Story.
My idol is Natalie Wood, and I love the movie,
so I think a modern-day twist on it would be really neat.
- Vanessa Hudgens

All old music was modern once, and much more of the
music of yesterday already sounds more old-fashioned
than works which were written three centuries ago.
- Peter Warlock

However, the word madda in modern Hebrew specifically means science.
- Norman Lamm

In the United States there has been a kind of a structure in the Modern art world.
The New York School was nearly a coherent thing-for a minute.
- Howard Hodgkin

Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families.
- Wes Borland

A fact of modern life is that it takes women longer to get ready than men.
- Jessica Savitch

The modern artist must live by craft and violence.
His gods are violent gods.
Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife,
are uninteresting.
- Ezra Pound

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory
door shut by extending your left leg,
it's modern architecture.
- Nancy Banks Smith

Chicago is the product of modern capitalism,
and, like other great commercial centers,
is unfit for human habitation.
- Eugene V. Debs

In modern pharmacology it's so clear that even if you
have a fixed dose of a drug,
the individuals respond very differently to one and the same dose.
- Arvid Carlsson

The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political
history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic
turnout in a presidential election year.
- Jeff Miller

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other -
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey

It was easier to do Shakespeare than a lot of modern
movie scripts that are so poorly written.
- Jessica Lange

If we look to the history of other nations,
ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid,
so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy.
- James Monroe

The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover
the deeper meanings in modern art.
- Jackson Pollock

The fact is that much misunderstanding is often caused
by our modern attempts to limit too strictly the meaning of a Greek word.
- Gilbert Murray

Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.
- Don Van Vliet


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