[Hat tip: Robertvdl, Crusader Rabbit – see sidebar]
by Dr. Tim Ball on May 5, 2011
The major target for the Club of Rome was a population that was improving quality of life, health, and the pursuit of happiness. It argued this was achieved by the unsustainable exploitation of resources and destruction of nature. As they explain,
If the present growth trends in world population, industrialization, pollution, food production, and resource depletion continue unchanged, the limit to growth on this planet will be reached sometime within the next one hundred years.
It’s now 40 years on, and the predicted end is nowhere in sight despite efforts to amplify, distort, and falsify evidence. It is as wrong as all the other predictions that various members of the Club made, especially the population predictions of Paul Ehrlich and John Holdren. In 1971, Ehrlich recommended reducing US population from its then 205 million because it was unsustainable. Pursuit of the goals is more active than ever as members control national and international finances and economies, hold political offices, or work through many private agencies under the guise of saving the planet. It is not a conspiracy, but pursuit of a political philosophy that has failed everywhere and anywhere it was tried.