Powerful Air Pollution Quotes & Sayings In Life

These air pollution quotes will inspire you. Air pollution is the contamination of air due to the presence of substances in the atmosphere that are harmful to the health of humans and other living beings or cause damage to the climate or to materials.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging air pollution quotes, air pollution sayings, and air pollution proverbs.

Famous Air Pollution Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Air pollution is not merely a nuisance and a threat to health. It is a reminder that our most celebrated technological achievements-the automobile, the jet plane, the power plant, industry in general, and indeed the modern city itself-are, in the environment, failures.” ~ Barry Commoner
  3. “Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let’s not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  4. “The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented.” ~ Eddie Bernice Johnson

  5. “Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.” ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau
  6. “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
  7. “I strongly support the Bush Administration’s clean diesel rules, which will reduce air pollution from diesel engines by more than 90 percent, and reduce the sulfur content of diesel fuel by more than 95 percent.” ~ Steve Buyer
  8. “I spend a year at the Hoover Institute at Stanford, researching market approaches to air pollution control.” ~ Gale Norton

  9. “I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air.” ~ William Shakespeare
  10. “I know Teddy Kennedy had fun at the Democratic convention when he said that I said that trees and vegetation caused 80 percent of the air pollution in this country. … Well, now he was a little wrong about what I said. I didn’t say 80 percent. I said 92 percent-93 percent, pardon me. And I didn’t say air pollution, I said oxides of nitrogen. Growing and decaying vegetation in this land are responsible for 93 percent of the oxides of nitrogen. … If we are totally successful and can eliminate all the manmade oxides of nitrogen, we’ll still have 93 percent as much as we have in the air today.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  11. “Air pollution is terrible for our children. Every single scientist, every single doctor will tell you the same thing: Air pollution damages our childrenā€™s brains, their hearts, and their lungs.” ~ Julianne Moore
  12. “Air pollution is turning Mother Nature prematurely gray.” ~ Irv Kupcinet

  13. “It has come to my attention, that air pollution is polluting the air!” ~ George W. Bush
  14. “Air pollution is a threat to health, especially of older persons. It contributes significantly to the rising rates of chronic respiratory ailments. It stains our cities and towns with ugliness, soiling and corroding whatever it touches. Its damage extends to our forests and farmlands as well. The economic toll for our neglect amounts to billions of dollars each year.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  15. “Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  16. “You want to cut down air pollution? Cut down the original source… Breathin!” ~ Walt Kelly

  17. “Because normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history.” ~ Martin Cruz Smith
  18. “You wouldn’t think you could kill an ocean, would you? But we’ll do it one day. That’s how negligent we are.” ~ Ian Rankin
  19. “If 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
  20. “There’s one thing you can say for air pollution, you get utterly amazing sunrises.” ~ Terry Pratchett

  21. “In an underdeveloped country don’t drink the water. In a developed country don’t breathe the air.” ~ Jonathan Raban
  22. “Children whose developing lungs are particularly vulnerable suffer the most from air pollution. For children, breathing the air in cities with the worst pollution, such as Beijing, Calcutta, Mexico City, Shanghai, and Tehran, is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day.” ~ Lester R. Brown
  23. “One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  24. “Love is in the air but the air is highly polluted” ~ Amit Abraham

  25. “I grew up in New York City where there is no night sky. Nobody has a relationship with the sky, because, particularly in the day, there was air pollution and light pollution, and you look up, and your sightline terminates on buildings. You know the sun and maybe the moon, and that’s about it. So what happens is that I am exposed to the night sky as you would see it from a mountaintop, and I’m just struck by it. Suppose I grew up on a farm where I had that sky every night of my life – then you’re not going to be struck by it. It’s just the wallpaper of your nighttime dome.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
  26. “The continued rapid cooling of the earth since WWII is in accord with the increase in global air pollution associated with industrialization, mechanization, urbanization and exploding population.” ~ Reid Bryson
  27. “For some time I watch the coming of the night? Above is the glistening galaxy of childhood, now hidden in the Western world by air pollution and the glare of artificial light; for my children’s children, the power, peace and healing of the night will be obliterated.” ~ Peter Matthiessen
  28. “It will be controlled when the people of America, through their elected representatives, demand the right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear..” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

  29. “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
  30. “Today, people are talking about many things: the danger of war and frequent clashes, water and air pollution, hunger, the increasing erosion of moral values, and so on. As a result, many other concerns have come to the fore: peace, contentment, ecology, justice, tolerance, and dialogue. Unfortunately, despite certain promising precautions, those who should be tackling these problems tend to do so by seeking further ways to conquer and control nature and produce more lethal weapons.” ~ Fethullah Gulen
  31. “It’s perilous and foolhardy for the average citizen to remain ignorant about global warming, say, or ozone depletion, air pollution, toxic and radioactive wastes, acid rain, topsoil erosion, tropical deforestation, exponential population growth. Jobs and wages depend on science and technology.” ~ Carl Sagan
  32. “Eighty percent of air pollution comes from plants and trees.” ~ Ronald Reagan

  33. “As a society, almost one 1 of 2 adults has a chronic disease of one form or another. And where we’re spending $3 trillion a year not on a healthcare system, but on a sick-care system that tries to patch us up after we’ve been made ill by a variety of institutional things around us – including a sick food system, air pollution, etc. Where we could be doing so much better even before people get to the point of getting sick.” ~ Jill Stein
  34. “Air pollution is my biggest concern right now. Maybe because I live in Beijing, and in this city we have such severe challenges due to bad air quality. It has affected our daily lives and health. I do not go outdoors because of it. I desperately hope that we can improve the current situation.” ~ Li Bingbing
  35. “Other ways of looking at the environmental or climate change stuff is to frame it in the context that it is simultaneously a public health issue. One out of eight premature deaths worldwide happens because of air pollution. The worst power plant in America kills 278 people a year and causes 445 heart attacks. So, when we improve air quality we improve our lives, and at the same time we improve the climate as well. We must see climate policy from this perspective and not as an abstract threat that may threaten our survival in 100 years.” ~ Michael Bloomberg
  36. “The problem is that everywhere the gas drilling industry goes, a trail of water contamination, air pollution, health concerns and betrayal of basic American civic and community values follows.” ~ Josh Fox

  37. “As a black person in America, I am twice as likely as a white person to live in an area where air pollution poses the greatest risk to my health. I am five times more likely to live within walking distance of a power plant or chemical facility, which I do.” ~ Majora Carter
  38. “We have lots of other problems with plastic in our oceans. There are five different big gyres of plastic out in the ocean. There are problems with air pollution around the country that we need to deal with, and around the world. We have a great many problems to overcome, so I work on a lot of different boards trying to help in those important areas.” ~ Ed Begley, Jr.
  39. “In the rich world, the environmental situation has improved dramatically. In the United States, the most important environmental indicator, particulate air pollution, has been cut by more than half since 1955, rivers and coastal waters have dramatically improved, and forests are increasing.” ~ Bjorn Lomborg
  40. “Like a man who has been dying for many days, a man in your city is numb to the stench.” ~ Chief Seattle

  41. “The gross national product includes air pollution and advertising for cigarettes, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors, and jails for the people who break them … It does not allow for the health of our families, the quality of thier education, or the joy of their play.” ~ Robert Kennedy
  42. “If you visit American city, You will find it very pretty. Just two things of which you must beware: Don’t drink the water and don’t breathe the air. Pollution, pollution, They got smog and sewage and mud. Turn on your tap and get hot and cold running crud. See the halibuts and the sturgeons Being wiped out by detergents. Fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly, But they don’t last long if they try. Pollution, pollution, You can use the latest toothpaste, And then rinse your mouth with industrial waste.” ~ Tom Lehrer
  43. “The American Petroleum Institute filed suit against the EPA [and] charged that the agency was suppressing a scientific study for fear it might be misinterpreted… The suppressed study reveals that 80 percent of air pollution comes not from chimneys and auto exhaust pipes, but from plants and trees.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  44. “Yee, when you start to lick a national problem you have to go after the fundamentals. You want to cut down air pollution? Cut down the original source… Breathin!” ~ Walt Kelly

  45. “The Los Angeles Air Pollution Control Board is established in 1946 in an effort to discover the cause of the brown cloud hanging over the city and decide how to combat and disperse it. In 1949, after intense lobbying from both the automobile and oil industries, and against the recommendations and position of the Los Angeles Air Pollution Control Board, the public rail system, which at one time was the largest in the world, and still serves a majority of the city’s population, is decommissioned and torn out. It is replaced by a small fleet of buses.” ~ James Frey
  46. “Rhode Island works hard to reduce air pollution in our communities. We passed laws to prohibit cars and buses from idling their engines and to retrofit school buses with diesel pollution controls. But there is only so much a single state can do, particularly against out-of-state pollution.” ~ Sheldon Whitehouse
  47. “Overpopulation in the United States will become THE single greatest issue facing Americans in the 21st century. We either solve it proactively or nature will solve it brutally for us via water shortages, energy crisis, air pollution, gridlock, species extinction and worse.” ~ Frosty Wooldridge
  48. “We live in a world where unfortunately the distinction between true and false appears to become increasingly blurred by manipulation of facts, by exploitation of uncritical minds, and by the pollution of the language.” ~ Arne Tiselius

  49. “You take for example the environmental movement is a big deal in my district. You know, you might say, yeah, more African Americans are suffering from asthma and air pollution-related illnesses, but there`s a lot of white folks, a lot of white kids with inhalers. So, you just got to talk to the reality of everyone, not exclude anyone. And make sure that people know that you care about them too. I think if you do that, we can get there.” ~ Keith Ellison
  50. “On the other hand, there are plenty of red flags that link developmental disabilities to things like lead and mercury and pesticides and air pollution and certain kinds of unhealthy foods, and that’s what’s begging for a comprehensive and definitive study. We should have a long-term prospectus study that looks at all, you know, exposures, medications, life habits, etc., pollution, and traces people over a period of many years, starting with when – starting with their parents, from when they are healthy. This is how we learned what causes heart disease.” ~ Jill Stein
  51. “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.” ~ Thomas Carper
  52. “I would see my hometown, Los Angeles, change. Green space and orange groves gave way to cement, freeways flooded with traffic, and air pollution, all in the name of “progress.” I felt like I was losing my home. It had a profound effect on me, and I realized just how important nature was to my spirit, my soul, my point of view.” ~ Robert Redford

  53. “Nowadays a lot of what was wrong with me would no doubt be ascribed to Attention Deficit Disorder, tartrazine food colouring, dairy produce and air pollution. A few hundred years earlier it would have been demons, still the best analogy I think, but not much help when it comes to a cure.” ~ Stephen Fry
  54. “One of the first laws against air pollution came in 1300 when King Edward I decreed the death penalty for burning of coal. At least one execution for that offense is recorded. But economics triumphed over health considerations, and air pollution became an appalling problem in England.” ~ Glenn T. Seaborg
  55. “Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
    For strip-mined mountain’s majesty above the asphalt plain.
    America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
    And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.” ~ George Carlin
  56. “You go into a community and they will vote 80 percent to 20 percent in favor of a tougher Clean Air Act, but if you ask them to devote 20 minutes a year to having their car emissions inspected, they will vote 80 to 20 against it. We are a long way in this country from taking individual responsibility for the environmental problem.” ~ William Ruckelshaus

Air pollution can cause diseases, allergies, and even death to humans; it can also cause harm to other living organisms such as animals and food crops and may damage the natural environment.

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