Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer.— Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.
Sublime Acid Rain quotations
Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.
When I was a kid, we never heard of smog, ozone depletion, acid rain, green house gasses.
First deal with your own tears; tomorrow do something about acid rain.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts.
Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
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.
Imagine if Congress always put the interests of polluters ahead of the health of our families. Our rivers and lakes would be choked with sewage. Acid rain would pour down from smog-filled skies. Hundreds of thousands more of our neighbors, friends, and loved ones would be victims of cancer, heart disease, and asthma.
When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars.
We know that acid rain has had no significant environmental effect on trees or forests in the United States... It is based on popular myths and half-baked theories.
I'm still the same person I've always been.
Take back your insurance, baby, nothing is guaranteed. Take back your acid rain, let your TV bleed.
Some people feel the rain. Other just get wet.
Bring down Mike Mann and we can bring down the IPCC, they reckoned.
It is a classic technique for the deniers movement, I have discovered, and I don't mean only those who reject the idea of global warming but those who insist that smoking doesn't cause cancer or that industrial pollution isn't linked to acid rain.
The first thing to recognize is how fortunate Ireland is to be an island off the west coast of Europe, and therefore helped by the prevailing winds to escape the effects of acid rain and other problems. We were also lucky not to have had the same kind of industrial revolution and industry as some other countries. Our problem now is to create employment, but to do it in ways that value our environment.
When it comes to acid rain or oil spills or depleted fisheries or tainted groundwater or fluorocarbon propellants or radiation leaks or sexually transmitted diseases, national frontiers are simple irrelevant. Toxins don't stop for customs inspections and microbes don't carry passports. North America became a water and free-trade zone long before NAFTA loosened up the market in goods.
Worrying is stupid. It is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.
From the cranberry cancer scare of the 1950s to the Alar-in-apples hysteria of the 1980s, from the "new ice age" of the 1960s to the "global warming" of the 1990s, environmental alarms almost always turn out to be false. Few non-political scientists fear ozone loss, global warming, or acid rain. These are just issues that some people hope to use to reorder the lives of the rest of us.
Coral reefs, the rain forest of the ocean, are home for one-third of the species of the sea. Coral reefs are under stress for several reasons, including warming of the ocean, but especially because of ocean acidification, a direct effect of added carbon dioxide. Ocean life dependent on carbonate shells and skeletons is threatened by dissolution as the ocean becomes more acid.