> I hope some non-US members of the Azimuth Project add useful quotes from famous people in other countries!
Well, I may be wrong, but I have the impression that not so many people speak out in public anymore in Europe, it was more a topic before the financial crisis of 2008. I think most people accept that something needs to be done (or that this is the mainstream view which they don't want to row up against) but they would feel easier if it needn't be done. Only Green Parties sometimes still speak, because it's part of their core business.
The only time I hear something in the news it's rather like "we can't save the world on our own, and meanwhile we're ruining our industry by being more restrictive than elsewhere in the world"