Mike Hulme quotes

  • Some of these challenges may be foreseable, many of them may not. Some of the risks associated with a rapidly changing climate may be quantifiable, many of them may not. Doing nothing is not an option.
    -- Mike Hulme

    #Risk #Challenges #May

  • Because the idea of climate change is so plastic, it can be deployed across many of our human projects and can serve many of our psychological, ethical and spiritual needs...We need to ask not what we can do for climate change, but to ask what climate change can do for us.
    -- Mike Hulme

    #Spiritual #Ideas #Needs

  • Self-evidently, dangerous climate change will not emerge from a normal scientific process of truth seeking.
    -- Mike Hulme

    #Self #Normal #Climate

  • It's not a question of doing the best thing for the environment - the best thing for the environment is for people to stop using vast amounts of energy.
    -- Mike Hulme

    #Wind #People #Energy

  • With Climate Change as a Security Risk, WBGU has compiled a flagship report on an issue that quite rightly is rising rapidly up the international political agenda. The authors pull no punches on the likelihood of increasing tensions and conflicts in a climatically constrained world and spotlight places where possible conflicts may flare up in the 21st century unless climate change is checked. The report makes it clear that climate policy is preventative security policy.

  • I don't see the risk, I enjoy performing stunts, and I don't get scared.

  • Today the strategies of many companies in the real estate industry are premised on low interest rates, an assumption that has resulted in the rapid expansion of the real estate securitization business. This trend could be regarded as a risk factor, as it exposes the real estate sector to at least three potential problems: first, interest rate hikes; second, revisions to securitization business accounting standards; and third, overheating in the real estate market.

  • People need to learn to live with more risk.

  • A flatterer can risk everything with great personages.

  • Playing behind a first-ballot Hall of Famer, who also is the all-time record holder for consecutive starts by a quarterback, it's a different mind-set. You just have to challenge yourself in ways that you never challenged yourself before.

  • There is a self-love solution for every challenge.

  • Creating something new is easy, creating something that lasts is the challenge.

  • Young people often serve as scapegoats for the challenges communities face. At the same time, they are routinely pushed away from connecting to their communities as serious problem-solvers capable of changing the world.

  • It is very clear that one way to challenge insults is to submit to them.