Posted by Tory Aardvark
The Club of Rome was the first organisation to push the idea of environmental sustainability in its 1972 book The Limits to Growth.
The book concluded that an increase in human population, with an increase in economic prosperity would lead to environmental Armageddon in the next 100 years, this essentially is the base for
modern environmental thinking the Green political agenda.
“The common enemy of humanity is man.
In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming,
water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome.
The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”
– Club of Rome,
premier environmental think-tank,
consultants to the United Nations