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Want to know what going Green is all about?

March 9, 2009

Well here you go, straight from the mouths of the people who try to lead the efforts:

“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

“We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination… So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts…Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.”- Dr. Stephen Schneider, Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of many IPCC reports

“We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.”- Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation

“The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.”- emeritus professor Daniel Botkin

“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis…”- David Rockefeller, Club of Rome executive member

“The emerging ‘environmentalization’ of our civilization and the need for vigorous action in the interest of the entire global community will inevitably have multiple political consequences. Perhaps the most important of them will be a gradual change in the status of the United Nations. Inevitably, it must assume some aspects of a world government.”- Mikhail Gorbachev, State of the World Forum

“I envisage the prinicles of the Earth Charter to be a new form of the ten commandments. They lay the foundation for a sustainable global earth community.”- Mikhail Gorbachev, co-author of The Earth Charter

Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about?”- Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme

“The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are.”- Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defense Fund

“Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control.”- Professor Maurice King

“Complex technology of any sort is an assault on human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it.”- Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

“The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the worst thing that could happen to the planet.”- Jeremy Rifkin, Greenhouse Crisis Foundation

“Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.”- Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University

“My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with it’s full complement of species, returning throughout the world.”-Dave Foreman, co-founder of Earth First!

“A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions.”- Prof Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb

“I don’t claim to have any special interest in natural history, but as a boy I was made aware of the annual fluctuations in the number of game animals and the need to adjust the cull to the size of the surplus population.”- Prince Philip, preface of Down to Earth

“A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”- Ted Turner, founder of CNN and major UN donor

“… the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion.”- Club of Rome, Goals for Mankind

“If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”- Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, patron of the World Wildlife Fund

“I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems.”- John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

“The fate of mankind, as well as of religion, depends upon the emergence of a new faith in the future. Armed with such a faith, we might find it possible to resanctify the earth.”- Al Gore, Earth in the Balance

“The greatest hope for the Earth lies in religionists and scientists uniting to awaken the world to its near fatal predicament and then leading mankind out of the bewildering maze of international crises into the future Utopia of humanist hope.”- Club of Rome, Goals for Mankind

“It is the responsibility of each human being today to choose between the force of darkness and the force of light. We must therefore transform our attitudes, and adopt a renewed respect for the superior laws of Divine Nature.”- Maurice Strong, first Secretary General of UNEP

~T the D

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    March 9, 2009 4:30 pm

    Wow, you are fat.

  2. T the D permalink
    March 9, 2009 4:33 pm

    Wow…you are unoriginal and useless. Does your mom still cut your food up for you? ~T the D

  3. Wakefield Tolbert permalink
    March 10, 2009 1:37 pm

    Hi Cutie.Thanks for posting this.I’ve seen some of these before,T the D. I know about Lovins, Erlich, Gore, and a few of the other bozos. It seems however that the full history of environmentalism as we know the term goes all the way back to these songs to nature (at the expense of people, however!) from John Muir (founder of Sierra Club) and Ernst Haekel and some other nuts who not merely wanted “balance”, but felt Momma Nature was superior to mankind and we’re a “blight” on Gaia, the earth goddess. etc.There is a GREAT book, sorta out of date on SOME issues (but not nearly all) that goes over many of these Greenie issues which in reality are forms of a secularist religion–all in the guise of advanced “progressive thinking.”From acid rain, Alar flim flam, smoking (second hand, the first hand will still kill you eventually), greenhouse gases Globaloney, why nuclear MUST be an option, and why chicken crap and windmills and solar are not enough, toxin scares, etc; it gives the full history of the Green’s distortion of “science.”See <>Rational Readings in Environmental Concerns<>(ed. Jay Lehr.Then, after that, tell Mr. Coward, A.K.A “anonymous”, he/she is free to make scribblings with toes on a padded cell with crayons for more meaningful effects.

  4. T the D permalink
    March 10, 2009 1:44 pm

    You had me at “Hi Cutie”I’m putting that on my reading list – thanks for the recommendation 🙂 ~T the D

  5. Wakefield Tolbert permalink
    March 10, 2009 2:01 pm

    Thanks.Also, wanted to know if I could get permission to borrow those handy quotes for a post I was considering. I’ll get around to it…..eventually. Along with everything else I need to do…But still. Those ARE handy reminders!–SWT

  6. T the D permalink
    March 10, 2009 2:15 pm

    Yes, please, share them freely! Everyone should be reading them.~T the D

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