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German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses on January 24, 2013 a session of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in the Swiss resort of Davos.
"Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and grilled."
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
"(Climate change) is just something that’s gotten so much attention. Regardless of how you feel about it, it’s something that needs to be addressed because we’re seeing more and more natural disasters each year ... Something has to be causing it."
Derek Jeter, New York Yankees shortstop, via the Columbus Dispatch
"One of the great ironies here at Davos is how does everybody get here? They come on private planes ... That number is up 20 percent ... You’re not actually seeing a lot of SUVs here. You’re seeing lots of smaller cars because they’re trying to keep their carbon footprint small, but of course, that’s after the private plane.”
Andrew Ross Sorkin, CNBC Correspondent
"It is clear that we are facing a climate crisis with potentially devastating impacts on the global economy. Greening global economic growth is the only way to satisfy the needs of today's population and up to 9 billion people by 2050, driving development and wellbeing while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing natural resource productivity."
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon, from Davos-commissioned report on global warming and the “green” economy
"Just how many apocalyptic signs are required before global leaders get serious about preventing climate change and the preservation of natural capital? Apparently the answer is more ... To me, it's like a group of business leaders and "experts" on the sinking Titanic discussing the fragility of champagne sales. I am deeply concerned about the Alice-in-Wonderland perception of the big picture of what is happening to our world."
Jim Harris, Corporate Knights, a media and investment research firm that publishes the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations
Snow falls in Exford on January 22, 2013 on Exmoor, England. Snow and ice is continuing to cause disruptions to some parts of the U.K. with more snow forecast for the southwest tonight.