"If the United States, China, and the rest of the world do not act extremely aggressively in cutting carbon emissions, our planet will face enormous and irreversible damage. Let me be clear about that last part. If the entire planet, led by the largest economies of the world--the United States and China--does not get its act together, the world we will be leaving to our children and future generations, will be increasingly unhealthy and uninhabitable."
"Unfortunately, its worse than 'the new normal,' because 'the new normal' sort of sounds like we've got a new situation; we just have to figure out how to deal with it. But this gets worse and worse as long as we continue to burn fossil fuels and generate carbon pollution, and the planet continues to heat up, we're going to see more of these unprecedented, extreme weather events."