Ferdinand von Mueller quotes

  • Where timber vegetation is ruthlessly destroyed, aridity and its sequence sterility will prevail and the hotter the climate, the more to be dreaded.
    -- Ferdinand von Mueller

    #Climate #Environment #Hotter

  • Forests, beyond offering us their plainly utilitarian wealth, have to perform vast physiological functions in the great economy of nature, by contributing predominantly in the empire of vegetation to the liberation of oxygen.
    -- Ferdinand von Mueller

    #Offering #Oxygen #Empires

  • Let us regard the forests as an inheritance, given to us by nature, not to be despoiled or devastated, but to be wisely used, reverently honoured and carefully maintained. Let us regard the forests as a gift, entrusted to any of us only for transient care, to be surrendered to posterity as an unimpaired property, increased in riches and augmented in blessings, to pass as a sacred patrimony from generation to generation.
    -- Ferdinand von Mueller

    #Blessing #Forests #Generations

  • On a feeling and sensitive mind a demolished forest impresses unmingled sadness, whereas its primeval grandeur must inspire anyone to immeasurable delight, who is susceptible to the beauties of nature.
    -- Ferdinand von Mueller

    #Beauty #Sadness #Inspire

  • The U.S. news media have a critical role to play in educating the public about climate change.

  • For 10 years, I have fought passionately for climate protection.

  • Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate by that system and never develop as their natures would force them to develop were they in a decent environment.

  • Increasingly, the world around us looks as if we hated it.

  • So much beauty in the world, so few eyes to see it.

  • Such prosperity as we have known it up to the present is the consequence of rapidly spending the planet's irreplaceable capital.

  • Eating is an environmental act.

  • Fantasy is so much hotter than reality most of the time

  • A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.

  • As a Christian, when your trial is getting hotter, you are getting closer to your breakthrough! Keep pressing!