"California water policy, water management, and infrastructure need to be changed: those systems were built in an old climate and the reality is, we're in a new climate."
Muir is best known for his sojourn in Yosemite Valley from 1868 to 1874; at his urging, Congress established Yosemite National Park in October 1890.
"It's all well and good that the wealthy are having their lawns painted green, but that's not a solution."
"At the heart of this campaign is consumer rights. People deserve to know what they are eating and feeding their children."
Activists attended a forum on proposed climate and environmental legislation for New York City.
Labor, climate, and community activists met to turn the passion of the People's Climate March into a movement.
"The bottom line is: common-sense, sensible climate change policy is economic growth policy for the state of California."
These negotiations take place against the backdrop of increasingly dire predictions about the results of climate change. 2014 was the hottest year on record.
Sometime this year, the International Court of Justice is expected to hear a true David-and-Goliath challenge to the world's nuclear powers.
The climate change negotiations went into overtime, with extended session that lasted two days beyond the scheduled adjournment.