Barry Commoner Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old barry commoner quotes, barry commoner sayings, and barry commoner proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If you ask what you are going to do about global warming, the only rational answer is to change the way in which we do transportation, energy production, agriculture and a good deal of manufacturing. The problem originates in human activity in the form of the production of goods.     

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Recycling is a good thing to do. It makes people feel good to do it. The thing I want to emphasize is the vast difference between recycling for the purpose of feeling good and recycling for the purpose of solving the trash problem.     

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The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.     

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

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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.     

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

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The environmental crisis is a signal of this approaching catastrophe.     

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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.     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Recycling is a good thing to do. It makes people feel good to do it. The thing I want to emphasize is the vast difference between recycling for the purpose of feeling good and recycling for the purpose of solving the trash problem.     

Barry Commoner

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

Barry Commoner

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

Barry Commoner