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“What I do know, is that if we do not act soon, it is our children and our grandchildren who will have to pay the price.”
“First there was the collapse of civilization: anarchy, genocide, starvation. Then when it seemed things couldn't get any worse, we got the plague.”
“Everything I've ever cared about, everything I've worked for... has all been preparation for a future that no longer exists. I know you always thought I took the competition too seriously. You were right. It was all for nothing.”
“For years, we operated under the belief that we could continue consuming our planet's natural resources, without consequence. We were wrong. I was wrong.”
“- George Grisby: What's your guess, Michael? You think the world's coming to an end?
- Michael O'Hara: Well, there was a start to the world sometime; so, I guess there'll be a stop.
- George Grisby: It's coming, you know. Oh, yeah. It's got to come. First the big cities. Then, maybe even this. It's just got to come.
- Michael O'Hara: I'd prefer...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Our world is changing. The mass extinction we feared... Has already begun. And we are the cause. We are the infection.”
“Why can't we fear the apocalypse like normal families?”
“Don't bother landing! I don't have time for any more disasters!”
“We built a system of satellites to stop natural disasters and someone is using it to create them.”
“The whole town's underwater. You're grabbing a bucket when you should be grabbing a bathing suit.”
- John Morlar: I have a "gift" for disaster.
- Dr. Zonfeld: You seem to have survived it.
- John Morlar: I don't mean for me, I mean for others.
“In this first generation, the original male also produced a queen, and together they will construct a primary nest which the queen will guard. But eventually, she will create reproductive offspring of her own. And when that happens, this town is dead... and the next town... and the next town... and the next one, and so on.”
“There’s potential for catastrophic weather events on a global scale. A geostorm.”
“You know what the funny thing about earthquakes is? After an earthquake you see people pulling other people out of broken down buildings and people hugging and junk because they saw a little girl's shoe in the middle of the road and no little girl around. Then a couple days later they forget all about it.”
“- Ray Castro: Why are hurricanes named after women?
- Montel Gordon: I don't know.
- Ray Castro: Because when they arrive, they're wet and wild, and when they leave they take your house and your car.”
“You know what the difference between the state of California and Titanic? And this is being webcast, and I know I'm going to regret this - at least when the Titanic went down, the lights were on.”
“- Jason Evans: What do you think's going to happen to us?
- Jack Hall: What do you mean?
- Jason Evans: I mean us? Civilization? Everyone?
- Jack Hall: Mankind survived the last ice age. We're certainly capable of surviving this one. All depends on whether or not we're able to learn from our mistakes.”
“- Dena: By 2048 the oceans are going to be empty.
- Harmon: Yeah, who says?
- Dena: Science.
- Harmon: Science... Maybe science is wrong.
- Dena: No. 29% of edible fish have gone day by 90%. More people are moving to the coast lines, there there's more pollution, more waste. Situation is getting geometically worse. It'll all go fast in the end....” (continue)(continue reading)
“Catastrophe equals opportunity.”