“Sacrilegious though this may sound, democracy is no longer
well suited for the tasks ahead. The complexity and the technical
nature of many of today’s problems do not always allow elected
representatives to make competent decisions at the right time.”
– Club of Rome
We’re talking about media mogul, Ted Turner, a member of the Club of Rome, a group of highly influential, Neo-Malthusian, global elitists who want to impose some sort of new world order on civilization.
Tell me if this man’s ideas aren’t just a little scary.
Climate change and population control can make for a politically explosive mix, as media mogul Ted Turner demonstrated Sunday when he urged world leaders to institute a global one-child policy to save the Earth’s environment.
Mr. Turner spoke at a luncheon where economist Brian O’Neill from the U.S.’s National Center for Atmospheric Research unveiled his study on the impact of demographic trends on future greenhouse gas emission, a little-discussed subject given its political sensitivity.
Mr. Turner – a long-time advocate of population control – said the environmental stress on the Earth requires radical solutions, suggesting countries should follow China’s lead in instituting a one-child policy to reduce global population over time. He added that fertility rights could be sold so that poor people could profit from their decision not to reproduce.
“If we’re going to be here [as a species] 5,000 years from now, we’re not going to do it with seven billion people,” Mr. Turner said.
Former Irish president Mary Robinson warned that radical prescriptions for population control would backfire, ensuring that the subject will remain off the agenda of international climate talks.
“If we do it the wrong way, we can divide the world,” Ms. Robinson said. “A lot of people in the climate world could communicate this very badly.”
Mary Robinson is a member of the Gaia -worshiping Club of Rome, as well, as is Al Gore, George Soros, Maurice Strong, David Rockefeller, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, (notice any trends?), Tony Blair, Deepak Chopra, Henry Kissinger, and Obama’s Science Czar, John Holdren, the absent minded Professor, who along with his mentor, Paul Ehrich, has a 100% record of being wrong on every catastrophic prediction he’s ever made. For example, he outrageously predicted that one billion people would die by 2020 due to “some form of eco-catastrophe”. That’s about one in seven of us dead in ten years. The only way that’s gonna happen is if Holdren’s insane prescriptions to reduce world population, (forced abortions, mass sterilizations) are implemented, or if perhaps the earth gets hit by an asteroid.
Yet, Holdren is the smartest man in any room, and anyone who disagrees with him is an anti-science troglodyte, just ask Julian Simon,(1932-98), who for years was Holdren and Ehrlich arch-rival. Simon, a Professor of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, wrote scholarly papers and articles skeptical of their dire predictions.
In 1990 Paul Ehrlich, John Holdren, and John Harte lost a nationally publicized monetary wager with Simon regarding the future of natural resource prices. Simon bet that such prices would fall in real terms over time. Ehrlich et al. bet they would rise—and lost on all five commodities they chose.
As late as 1991 Paul and Anne Ehrlich belittled Simon as “an economist specializing in mail-order marketing.”
What exactly entitles you to the evidently self-applied label of ‘energy expert’? …. You are of course entitled to (verbally) attack me in any legal way you like, but please don’t then pretend in personal notes to me that we are colleagues, each doing our best to get at the truth…. [Y]ou appear to be … lacking both discernible qualifications in the real world and the ability to tell a good argument from a bad one. I want nothing further to do with you.
Read Bradley’s bio and tell me if his 40 years of experience in the energy industry doesn’t qualify him as an “expert”.
The Climategate emails showed how contemporary warmists like Holdren, bullied their adversaries, but as the Simon story demonstrates, it’s been going on for a very long time.
Sorry, I kinda strayed from the original topic- but the Turner story reminded me of The Club of Rome, Holdren and Ehrlich, and Climategate…Good grief, these Gaia worshiping freaks drive me nuts.
Ed Driscoll: Memo to Turner for Turner’s crazy new spin on ObamaCare.
Chris Horner, The Daily Caller: Obama goes rogue in Cancun, putting U.S. interests at risk