Top 131 Pollution Quotes

We have collected the best Pollution Quotes by famous authors including Tiya Sircar, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Ma Jun, Gloria Reuben, James Buchan and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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The best part of visiting Calcutta is definitely the food and seeing my relatives who I don’t get to see often enough. The worst is the pollution and traffic.

Tiya Sircar
Poverty destroys Americans every day by means of confrontations with the law, disease, pollution, violence and despair.

Thomas Chatterton Williams
Of course, as consumers, we want cheap and good products; however, if these production processes are exceeding wastewater discharge standards and even causing heavy metal pollution, they will cause long-lasting damage to the ecological environment and public health.

Ma Jun
Clean energy is about offering people the opportunity to do what’s right for themselves and the people they love. It’s about reducing the pollution that makes people sick. It’s about helping the low-income families struggling to pay their gas and electricity bills.

Gloria Reuben
The prevailing ideology of the modern west – which is political economy – is in the doghouse. Having failed to notice atmospheric pollution, the economists then frightened themselves with the sort of financial crisis they said they had abolished.

James Buchan
I’m from London, and you hardly see stars because of the pollution of light. But in Arizona, there’s nothing, so I can see the stars.

Benjamin Clementine
Looking back on humanity’s battle with pollution, history has been made by thousands of ordinary people who one day say, ‘No. I’m not satisfied. I don’t want to wait, and I don’t want to pass the buck. I want to stand up and do something. I want to do it here, and I want do to it now.’

Chai Jing
I hope people will learn more about agriculture in America. About locally grown farming and about water conservation. About how much pollution results from beef and pig farming.

Alec Baldwin
We can choose food that doesn’t lead to illnesses like diabetes and cancer. We can choose food that doesn’t contribute to water pollution and climate change. And we can choose food that keeps local economies vibrant and farmers on their land.

Frances Beinecke
The Internet is emblematic of an era in which what happens in Southeast Asia or southern Africa – from democratic advances to deforestation to the fight against aids – can affect Americans. As has been observed about water pollution, we all live downstream now.

Shashi Tharoor
What they are doing is taking something that otherwise creates pollution and turning it into something useful.

Barbara Lee
With its imagination and large sales, Apple has become the world’s most valuable IT company. However people are starting to have doubts regarding Apple’s silence on heavy metal pollution problems.

Ma Jun
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.

Francis Scott Key
I think the pollution due to crackers is coming down every year. I hope more people join in towards celebrating a non-polluted and eco-friendly Diwali.

Tejaswi Madivada
And by reducing carbon pollution in our atmosphere, we are protecting our air, water, mountains, forests, deserts, valleys, coasts and rivers – the astounding natural ecosystems that support all life and make Oregon the special place we call home.

Ted Wheeler
Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.

Alan Dundes
Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people about the environmental harm caused by carbon pollution.

Sheldon Whitehouse
The Clean Air Act of 1970 was designed to control air pollution on a national level by authorizing the development of comprehensive regulations to limit emissions.

Christine Todd Whitman
During the Cold War, workers proudly contributed to national defense, but the carelessness and haste in handling toxic waste created a nightmare of pollution for subsequent generations.

Bobbie Ann Mason
In developed countries, strong rules are in place to restrict sound pollution and curb its deadly effects. As law-abiding citizens with social responsibility, we should all come together against this unhealthy trend.

We write with the souls of thousands of lives saved, the lives of millions of jobs created, liberating multitudes of drivers from the shackles of servitude to iniquitous taxi cartels of corrupt cabals that choked cities with their pollution of air and morals.

Shervin Pishevar
Except for the pollution, I love everything about Delhi.

Sharmila Tagore
I agree with the overwhelming majority of scientists who recognize that climate change is real, and it’s essential that our country honors its commitment to work with the rest of the world to cut carbon pollution and address this crisis together.

Sharice Davids
The Chinese have figured out that they have a giant environmental problem. Folks in Beijing, some days, literally can’t breathe. Over a million Chinese die prematurely every year because of air pollution.

Joe Biden
There is a lot of musical pollution in the film industry.

Kumar Sanu
It is often difficult to definitively link a specific instance of disease to one particular cause, like water pollution. Even when tests show that drinking water is polluted, it can be hard to pinpoint the source of the contamination.

Charles Duhigg
The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.

Theodore White
If our nation wants to reduce global warming, air pollution and energy instability, we should invest only in the best energy options. Nuclear energy isn’t one of them.

Mark Z. Jacobson
Once you digitize data, you can actually analyze patterns and relationships in geographic space – relationships between certain health patterns and air or water pollution, between plants and climate, soils, landscape.

Jack Dangermond
When I came to New York and I opened the window of the thirty-fifth-floor apartment, there’s light pollution and fog, and I couldn’t see my star. So I drew it on my wrist with a pen, but it kept washing away. Then I went to a tattoo parlor on Second Avenue and had it done.

Gisele Bundchen
I hope to see an integrated solution created to deal with both the local pollution problem and the global climate change problem.

Ma Jun
Pollution from oil and gas development, toxic runoff, and miles and miles of plastic trash foul the waters and threaten marine life.

Frances Beinecke
Except for the pollution, I love everything about Delhi.

Sharmila Tagore
We’ve sued out-of-state power plants that are polluting our air and led a coalition of attorneys general from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Massachusetts against efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives to remove critical environmental regulations that protect New York communities from toxic pollution.

Eric Schneiderman
Pollution is a serious one. Water pollution, air pollution, and then solid hazardous waste pollution. And then beyond that, we also have the resources issue. Not just water resources but other natural resources, the mining resources being consumed, and the destruction of our ecosystem.

Ma Jun
Farmers and agricultural authorities must take account of climate change and the prospect of increased rainfall in designing strategies to mitigate the effects of nutrient pollution.

Tatiana Schlossberg
The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation.

Dixie Lee Ray
Countries have made impressive pledges to cut carbon pollution, but we have to ensure these promises become actions.

Frances Beinecke
My wife’s biggest fear is air pollution, living in London as we do. She’s convinced that’s the big problem. And my own is sink holes and the inevitability of us all, at some point, collapsing into a sink hole and never being seen again.

Jon Richardson
Despite Arizona’s remarkable growth in recent years, we have met the current federal health standards for ozone pollution and the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved our dust control plan.

Jane D. Hull
Carbon pollution contributes to climate change, which causes temperatures to rise. Hotter temperatures mean more smog in the air, and breathing smog can inflame deep lung tissue. Repeated inflammation over time can permanently scar lung tissue, even in low concentrations.

Frances Beinecke
Plastic debris in the ocean was thought to accumulate in big patches, mostly in subtropical gyres – big currents that converge in the middle of the ocean – but scientists estimate that only about 1 percent of plastic pollution is in these gyres and other surface waters in the open ocean.

Tatiana Schlossberg
In my home state of Delaware, we’ve done our homework and worked hard and, as a result, we’ve made great strides in cleaning up our own air pollution. Unfortunately, a number of the upwind states to the west of us have not made the same commitment to reducing harmful pollution by investing in cleaner air.

Tom Carper
All these dismal things that are going on in the world – the isolation and the sickness and the governments and the pollution – it’s so frightful, over the whole world.

Merce Cunningham
Not only will a carbon fee reduce carbon emissions, it will force big polluters to pay for the damage their pollution does to public health and the environment, generating billions in new revenue for the American people.

Sheldon Whitehouse
Seriously, American pop culture must be the most predominant force on the planet, next to pollution and poverty.

Johnny Colt
If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effective way, we should invest in solar energy. If we are serious about cutting air and water pollution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we should invest in solar energy.

Bernie Sanders
I did long-term re-insurance claims. Asbestos, health hazards, pollution. It was very boring. But I’ve got quite a mathematical brain and it paid well.

Ben Eine
We are looking for happiness and running after it in such a way that creates anger, fear and discrimination. So when you attend a retreat, you have a chance to look at the deep roots of this pollution of the collective energy that is unwholesome.

Thich Nhat Hanh
The pollution problem is always seen as someone who was doing something bad that has to be stopped. To me, pollution is doing something bad and good. People don’t pollute because they like polluting. They do it because it’s a cheaper way of producing something else.

Ronald Coase
Pollution from human activities is changing the Earth’s climate. We see the damage that a disrupted climate can do: on our coasts, our farms, forests, mountains, and cities. Those impacts will grow more severe unless we start reducing global warming pollution now.

Frances Beinecke
I spend a year at the Hoover Institute at Stanford, researching market approaches to air pollution control.

Gale Norton
Our planet is warming due to pollution from human activities. And a warming climate increases the likelihood of extreme weather.

Gloria Reuben
There are people who take rumors and embellish them in a way that can be devastating. And this pollution has to be eradicated by people in our business as best we can.

Bob Woodward
Decades of scientific research has proven that carbon pollution is harmful to human health and causes global warming.

Jeff Merkley
In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel – it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn.

Michael Pollan
When I was 7 years old, I announced that I was going to write a book about pollution. I didn’t get around to it until I was 29, but I always recognized that pollution was a theft. That it was a way of stealing something from the public – the common earth.

Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Cities are the origins of global warming, impact on the environment, health, pollution, disease, finance, economies, energy are all problems that are confronted by having cities. That’s where they – all these problems come from.

Geoffrey West
And by the way, the United States is the biggest cause in global warming pollution. And we’re doing the least about it. I find that personally embarrassing.

Laurie David
There is a societal cost of increased pollution, and that’s what I’m passionate about as a mother.

Cate Blanchett
There is a growing recognition of the importance of really bringing pollution under control.

Ma Jun
Looking back on humanity’s battle with pollution, history has been made by thousands of ordinary people who one day say, ‘No. I’m not satisfied. I don’t want to wait, and I don’t want to pass the buck. I want to stand up and do something. I want to do it here, and I want do to it now.’

Chai Jing
We want people to tell us the possible steps that can be taken to save ourselves from the harmful effects of air pollution.

Arvind Kejriwal
Ocean plastic in particular has captured the public imagination, and seems to be a jumping-off point for several companies developing plastic alternatives, both in source material and in the pollution they are trying to prevent.

Tatiana Schlossberg
Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response.

Tom Allen
In the 1950s, the average person saw science as something that solved problems. With the advent of nuclear weapons and pollution, the idealistic aura around scientific research has been replaced by cynicism.

Sheldon Lee Glashow
I die a hundred deaths each day. I die when I see hungry people. Or people who’re sad. I die when I know I can do nothing about pollution in Mumbai. I die when I feel helpless when my loved one is in pain.

I love old industrial imagery and smokestacks belching pollution, maybe because Iceland doesn’t have any industry, just mountains and beautiful nature.

Johann Johannsson
Rules governing defecation, hygiene, and pollution exist in every culture at every period in history. It may in fact be the foundation of civilization: What is toilet training if not the first attempt to turn a child into an acceptable member of society?

Rose George
Placing limits on carbon pollution from power plants is about ensuring that we have clean air to breathe and communities that are safe to live in. Carbon pollution limits are about defending families who have borne the heaviest burden of the main pollutant that is driving climate change.

Donna Brazile
As is widely accepted, putting a price on carbon pollution is the lowest cost and most efficient way to tackle dangerous climate change.

Wayne Swan
Detroit can’t come close to repairing the decades of neglect without addressing the crisis in our neighborhoods. I live in southwest Detroit near Woodmere Cemetery. My neighbors and I deal with the negative impacts of job loss, increased poverty, and pollution every day.

Rashida Tlaib
From landmark investments in renewable energy to bold action to tackle the climate crisis, Virginia is at the forefront of innovative efforts to protect our environment, and addressing the problem of plastic pollution is an important part of this work.

Ralph Northam
It is unfortunately true that our generation and that of your parents have left you with a big mess that will now be yours to clean up: wars, budget challenges, pollution, global warming, battles of health care, natural disasters. They’re all there for you. We’re willing those to you. Are you ready?

John Morgridge
The U.S. limits mercury, arsenic, and soot from power plants. Yet, astonishingly, there are no national limits on how much carbon pollution these plants can dump into our atmosphere.

Frances Beinecke
So many wells have been dug in Changzhou that its groundwater has been over-exploited, and the local ground level has sunk by two feet. The city has officially banned new wells and mandated the installation of pollution controls, but China’s endemic corruption ensures that neither measure has much meaning.

Charles C. Mann
Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.

Barry Commoner
Many environmental advocates argue that agricultural pollution will be reduced only through stronger federal laws.

Charles Duhigg
So much of the habitat destruction and pollution is based on the simple principle that we somehow have been given free license over other species to degrade the planet.

Greg Graffin
I’m a fervent foe of water pollution, whether it is our own Hudson River or Philadelphia’s tap water.

Gore Vidal
There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.

Robert Orben
Environmental pollution, terrorism, and many other global threats do not stop at borders. We all bear global responsibility and thus need a global identity to enable us to cope with them. We must learn to integrate different levels of identity in ourselves. What matters is not either/or, but both/and.

Klaus Schwab
We have lived with deadly levels of air pollution for years, which have made us more vulnerable to coronavirus.

Caroline Lucas
The fact that communities that are relatively powerless often are exposed to more dangerous pollution and the worst effects of climate change: a society like that is one that is less free and less equal for everybody.

Tatiana Schlossberg
Smog is affecting larger parts of China, and environmental pollution has become a major problem, which is nature’s red-light warning against the model of inefficient and blind development.

Li Keqiang
Hinkley will be a ghost town. It will be another town lost in America due to pollution.

Erin Brockovich
Pollution is everywhere, in that ancient Greek sense of miasma: guilt experienced as abject body fluid, moral pollution defining what kinds of beings count in social space.

Timothy Morton
To deal with local pollution, China has put on the agenda the capping of coal, which has long been a sensitive issue.

Ma Jun
Years of government inaction on air pollution has got people thinking that the state cannot even protect basic public goods like clean air.

Barry Gardiner
The biggest tab the public picks up for fossil fuels has to do with what economists call ‘external costs,’ like the health effects of air and water pollution.

Jeff Goodell
Curbing pollution and global warming takes a global cooperative mindset. Development aid needs to be rethought in this context.

Jens Martin Skibsted
Though every nation must do its part to address climate change, developed nations are responsible for the lion’s share of carbon pollution in the atmosphere, and they have an obligation to help developing nations transition to a sustainable future.

Frances Beinecke
The single most important thing we can do to protect our communities from climate change is to reduce dangerous carbon pollution.

Frances Beinecke
I always saw pollution as theft, and I always thought, ‘Why should somebody be able to pollute the air, which belongs to all of us, or destroy a river or a waterway, which is supposed to belong to the whole community?’

Robert Kennedy, Jr.
That we have children coming into this world already polluted, at the same time we don’t know what the effects of that pollution will be on their mental and physical development, is both bad policy and immorally wrong.

Louise Slaughter
We have to reenergize our economy so it works for all Americans; invest in our schools so that all our children have the tools they need to compete and succeed in life; rebuild and enhance our infrastructure; and we must reduce carbon pollution and reverse climate change.

Ned Lamont
Have we failed to slow global warming pollution in part because climate and environmental activists have been too polite and well behaved?

Jeff Goodell
The strongest governments on earth cannot clean up pollution by themselves. They must rely on each ordinary person, like you and me, on our choices, and on our will.

Chai Jing
I hate studio. For me, studio is a trap to overproduce and repeat yourself. It is a habit that leads to art pollution.

Marina Abramovic
People realised this is real pollution; it is not fog. Now everyone has to face the data and come out of their comfort zone.

Ma Jun
I just am a clean air freak. I grew up in the woods. I worked in China for a bit and was exposed to all the resources being used and the pollution and felt strongly that for our generation, the biggest economic and societal problem is energy.

Lynn Jurich
If ever we had proof that our nation’s pollution laws aren’t working, it’s reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb.

Louise Slaughter
I can’t tell my people that you will get power only from 6 A.M. to 5 P.M., and after that, we live in darkness. You need 24-hour power; you need a baseload, and that baseload for India is coal. We are looking at clean coal technologies to reduce the impact of pollution.

Piyush Goyal
The challenge of pollution and global warming is no longer the science, or the rate of innovation, but the rate of implementation: We have the clean solutions; now let’s bundle them and install them.

Jens Martin Skibsted
I’ve always romanticized the late ’40s and ’50s – the cars, jazz, the open roads and lack of pollution. Now there are more vehicles, less hitchhikers, more billboards and power lines and stuff. People wrote wonderful long letters that took months to receive, and now everything is email.

Garrett Hedlund
New data suggests contamination in rivers and streams, as well as on land, is increasingly common, with most of the pollution in the form of microscopic pieces of synthetic fibers, largely from clothing.

Tatiana Schlossberg
Five states – Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois and North Carolina – have been identified by the EPA as contributing significantly to Rhode Island pollution. As of 2010, 284 tall smokestacks – stacks over 500 feet – were operating in the United States: needles injecting poison into the atmosphere.

Sheldon Whitehouse
There is a growing recognition of the importance of really bringing pollution under control.

Ma Jun
Our pollution out of carbon emissions is still very, very low compared to the world.

Piyush Goyal
The U.S. has a proud history of cleaning up our air through technological innovation. We did it with leaded gas, acid rain and countless other pollutants, and we can do it with carbon pollution, too.

Frances Beinecke
We had this incredible pass over the Himalayas, and to just see all of that pollution that’s riding up against those mountains from the south is just really heartbreaking.

Scott Kelly
When I’m grateful for all the blessings, it puts away all the stress about things not in my control. Things like long hours, aging, pollution, scandals… it helps me create perspective by just focusing on being grateful. Take that moment twice a day with yourself.

Darby Stanchfield
Civilization in our time is driven by materialism and troubled by pollution, over-population, corruption, and violence. National parks can hardly be uncoupled from the society around them, but that only makes it more important to protect them and keep them whole and pure.

Michael Frome
Ethanol has reduced our nation’s dependence on imported energy, created thousands of jobs, reduced air pollution, and increased energy security. And renewable fuels cost less at the pump. It is a growth fuel that fuels opportunities for millions of Americans.

Lane Evans
Rio is an energetic, vibrant place, full of beauty and nature. But we face the kinds of problems any developing metropolis does – with pollution, traffic congestion, poverty. Distribution of green areas, for example, is not uniform. Madureira, the heart of the suburb in Rio, is a concrete jungle.

Eduardo Paes
Putting a price on carbon pollution is one of the best things we can do to stem the tide of climate change.

Sheldon Whitehouse
It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.

Dan Quayle
Climate change and air pollution know no borders, and antibiotics resistance respects no boundaries. Bacteria from Africa can make people in America sick. The burning of Indonesian forests can keep Asia gasping for breath.

Rohini Nilekani
The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented.

Eddie Bernice Johnson
When all is said and done, cheap gas is an illusion, because our reliance on gas creates a whole series of costs that aren’t factored in to the pump price – among them congestion, pollution, and increased risk of accidents.

James Surowiecki
Beijing has shown how to tackle air pollution by using smog towers.

Manoj Tiwari
I didn’t like to stop playing for a second to bother with eating or going to the bathroom. I was a really skinny kid, and I remember my mother always telling people, ‘I don’t know how she’s alive. I think she gets all of her nutrients from air pollution.’

Tig Notaro
We can be thankful President Barack Obama is taking aim at one of the prime causes of climate change and extreme weather: air pollution. The EPA’s carbon pollution standards are the most significant step forward our country has ever taken to protect our health by addressing climate change.

Donna Brazile
Carpooling is important for urban density, air pollution and other reasons, but carpooling is not the kind of thing that actually changes the energy equation.

Clay Shirky
I rant and rave about noise pollution.

Robert Carlyle
Doing all we can to combat climate change comes with numerous benefits, from reducing pollution and associated health care costs to strengthening and diversifying the economy by shifting to renewable energy, among other measures.

David Suzuki
Our obligation to fight pollution traces the roots of its persuasion to that same moral mountaintop from which my father lent his voice to the voiceless. The pursuit of civil equality in health helped build our environmental laws.

Martin Luther King III
For too long, opponents of climate change have hid behind the argument that the U.S. cannot afford to cut carbon pollution because other countries won’t follow suit.

Brian Deese
Though many corporations honor commitments to reduce dangerous pollution, some cut corners and cheat. The marketplace doesn’t always have mechanisms to correct bad actors.

Frances Beinecke
I did a filmstrip on pollution in the Davison area as my Eagle Scout project and showed it around town. Businesses who were the polluters were mad at me.

Michael Moore
The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.

Rene Dubos