35 Remarkable and Greatest Quotes on Water Pollution that Needs a Fast Solution


35 Remarkable and Greatest Quotes on Water Pollution that Needs a Fast Solution

Mankind has long dumped its waste into natural waters because the waste can be quickly diluted and dispersed. As the human population grew, the waste disposed into rivers far outpaced the ability of natural streams to cleanse themselves. This has made water pollution as one of the greatest problems in the world today. It is highly costly in the effects it has on the health of people and ecosystems. So we all must act fast to prevent such a situation.
In this article, I have compiled 35 remarkable and greatest quotes to avoid water pollution that can be used by students to create awareness among people.

Remarkable Quotes on Water Pollution

  • "By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water."  - Aeschylus

  • "We never know the worth of water till the well is dry" - Thomas Fuller 

  • "If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us." - David Suzuki 

  • “Poisoning water is an assassination” - Jacques-Yves Cousteau

  • "Government cannot close its eyes to the pollution of waters, the erosion of soil, to the slashing of forests any more than it can close its eyes to the need for slum clearance and schools. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • "It is a fact that the ecological devastation of the planet can be traced to the consumption of meat and dairy, which contributes to water, soil, and air pollution as well as global warming and the mass extinction of many species of plant and animal forms." - Sharon Gannon 

  • "Most people don’t realise that when we violate the natural order of things when we pollute the air, when we pollute the water, we are destroying mother nature and that’s a violent act. If we don’t first and foremost come to some peaceful terms, none of us is going to be able to survive." - Cathay Hughes

  • "When it comes to the environment and global warming from emissions, it has to be dealt with in one of two ways - preemptive regulations, which I don’t agree with, or with private property principles. Nobody has the right to pollute their neighbour’s air or water or land." - Ron Paul 

  • "We can cut down the rainforest. We can put animals in factory farms and slaughter them as we like. We can over-fish the oceans. We can pollute the rivers. We can pollute the water and change the climate. We are somehow superior to nature. We are somehow rulers of nature." - Satish Kumar 

  • "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." - Mother Theresa

  • "It is a fact that our fresh water is becoming more scarce and that the new ways we are getting energy in America - fracking, mountaintop removal, cyclic steam extraction, deep-sea drilling - air pollute water, pollute the air, and pollute our soil and food." - Mark Ruffalo

  • "Those concerns of a national character such as air and water pollution that do not respect state boundaries or the national transportation system, or efforts to safeguard your civil liberties must, of course, be handled on the national level." - Ronald Reagan

  • "Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water." - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi 

  • Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.” - R. Buckminster Fuller 

35 Remarkable and Greatest Quotes on Water Pollution that Needs a Fast Solution

  • "Water pollution is and has been a growing problem since the industrial age. All living things depend on and require water to survive." - S.A. Peterson 

  • "Today, about 40 per cent of America’s carbon pollution comes from our power plants. There are no federal limits to the amount those plants can pump into the air. We limit the number of toxic chemicals like mercury, sulphur, and arsenic in our air and water, but power plants can dump as much carbon pollution into our atmosphere as they want. It’s not intelligent, it’s not right, it’s not safe, and I determined it needs to stop." - Barack Obama 

  • "If a man has not found ways to deal with environmental problems such as water and air pollution by 1998, it will be too late. The future is not determined and it lies in our own hands." - Margaret Mead 

  • "In a country where half a million die every year only from drinking polluted water, it is necessary for us to do something for them." - Imran Khan 

  • "What people don’t understand is that when water gets polluted, it’s an entire aquifer. There’s a whole fascinating world that exists underneath our feet that we don’t see, therefore we don’t relate to." - Erin Brockovich 

  • "If everybody on the planet today had the same standard of living as the average European or American, we would need three new planets. But we don’t even have one new planet. We have this one, and with the way, we’re polluting it, the shrinking water resources, the climate change, the experimentation with plants…the outlook is grim." - Jane Goodall 

  • "Should a small business or a large business be able to pollute the water or the air or the food? No, I hope you don’t believe that." - Bernie Sanders 

  • "In almost every instance, air and water quality goals were met more cheaply and quickly when we taxed pollution than when we tried to regulate it directly." - Bob Frank 

  • "Among these treasures of our land is water-fast becoming our most valuable, most prized, most critical resource. A blessing when properly used but can bring devastation and ruin when left uncontrolled." - Dwight D. Eisenhower 

  • "If we do not stop exploiting nature for our temporary selfish gains, we will destroy the world." - Mata Amritanandamayi 

  • "We in Government have begun to recognize the critical work which must be done at all levels -local, State and federal-in end the pollution of our waters." - Robert Kennedy 

  • "All economic activity depends on that environment and its underlying resource base of forests, water, air, soil, and minerals. When the environment is finally forced to file for bankruptcy because its resource base has been polluted, degraded, dissipated, and irretrievably compromised, the economy goes into bankruptcy with it." - Gaylord Nelson

  • "Carbon dioxide pollution is transforming the chemistry of the ocean, rapidly making the water more acidic. In decades, rising ocean acidity may challenge life on a scale that has not occurred for tens of millions of years. So we confront an urgent choice: to move beyond fossil fuels or to risk turning the ocean into a sea of weeds." - Sigourney Weaver 

  • “Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children’s lifetime. The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land.” - Luna Leopold 

  • “Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all the depends, have become global garbage cans.” - Jacques Cousteau 

  • “If overfishing continues, if pollution continues, many of these species will disappear off the face of the earth.” - Bernard Marcus. 

  • “Water is the Driving force of all nature. Preserve water. - Leonardo da Vinci 

  • “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” - Loren Eiseley 

  • “Water is a gift from the creator, Protect it! Respect it!” - Anonymous 

  • “The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.” - Sigmund Freud

  • “Water is life, and clean water means health.” - Audrey Hepburn 

35 Remarkable and Greatest Quotes on Water Pollution that Needs a Fast Solution

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