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    Scientists are stuck in this belief that we tell people probabilities, not absolute answers.
    — Stephen Schneider
    tags: belief  people  scientist 
     
    This 'double ethical bind' we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both.
    — Stephen Schneider
    tags: right  balance  hope 
     
    Science usually operates in sort of three modes, things that are well established, we know what we're talking about, more highly confident. There are competing explanations, we have a pretty good idea, but we're not sure. And then things are speculative.
    — Stephen Schneider
    tags: ideas 
     
    The amount of electricity that has been saved in spite of Vice President Cheney saying that efficiency is only a moral virtue ... and that you need increased supply like ANWR-is two ANWRs worth of energy.
    — Stephen Schneider
    tags: energy  virtue  saying  morals  worth 
     
    I wish I could blame my failure on my integrity & refusal to play bullshit games. But the truth is I just play them really badly.
    — Stephen Schneider
    There is a strength of conviction that can only come from being 100% wrong.
    — Stephen Schneider
    tags: wrong  strength 
     
    The fact that the Antarctica is beginning to look more like it's part of the story, as well.
    — Stephen Schneider
    tags: facts  stories 
     
    I only lie for sex or money or to practice for when I need to lie for sex or money.
    — Stephen Schneider
    tags: lies  sex  money 
     
    The dramatic importance of climate changes to the world's future has been dangerously underestimated by many, often because we have been lulled by modern technology into thinking we have conquered nature. This well-written book points out in clear language that the climatic threat could be as awesome as any we might face, and that massive world-wide actions to hedge against that threat deserve immediate consideration.
    — Stephen Schneider
    We are 25 years too late. If the object is to avoid dangerous change, we've already had it. The object now is to avoid really dangerous change.
    — Stephen Schneider
    tags: year  dangerous 
     
    Even hating myself I still think I'm better than you.
    — Stephen Schneider
    Mark Twain had it backwards. Nowadays everybody is doing something about the weather, but nobody is talking about it.
    — Stephen Schneider
    We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.
    — Stephen Schneider
    tags: doubt  right  balance 
     
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