This generation has altered the composition of the atmosphere on a global scale through … a steady increase in carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels.
— Lyndon Johnson, special message to Congress, 1965
Troposphere, whatever. I told you before I’m not a scientist. That’s why I don’t want to deal with global warming.
— Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court hearing in the case of Massachusetts et al. v. the EPA
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
— Philip K. Dick, science fiction author