by Joe Jarvis, The Daily Bell:
Biologists Warn Half of All Species to Face Extinction by 2100 … Today, 20 percent of all species are at risk of being wiped out, scientists at a Vatican conference on biodiversity warn, and that number may rise to nearly 50 percent by the end of the century. “The living fabric of the world […] is slipping through our fingers without our showing much sign of caring,” warned the conference organizers.
They are at it again, creating the specter of death. This has been going on around the world since at least the mid-1970s when David Rockefeller first created the Club of Rome, which was concerned with ways to shrink human populations around the world.
Now, thanks to the Vatican, there is more movement to downsize the amount of people in the world. “Biologists, ecologists, and economists traveled to Rome from around the world for the workshop titled ‘How to Save the Natural World on Which We Depend,’ …to strategize together on how to limit the mass extinction event caused by rampant over-development, climate change, overpopulation, and unsustainable agricultural practices.”
The meeting sharply contrasts with last week’s U.S. Senate hearing on how to “modernize the Endangered Species Act [ESA],” during which Republican politicians vociferously complained about the 1973 law that seeks to protect critically endangered species from extinction, describing it as an encroachment on states’ rights.
During his opening remarks at the Environment and Public Works Committee meeting, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) “declared that the act ‘is not working today,’” wrote the Washington Post, “adding that ‘states, counties, wildlife managers, home builders, construction companies, farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders’ have made that clear in complaints about how it impedes land management plans, housing development and cattle grazing, particularly in western states, such as Wyoming.”
The Club of Rome was perhaps the first formalized sustainable effort at reducing the population. It’s all tied in together. The depredations supposedly aimed at animals are part of the larger crisis that is apparently sweeping the world. It is really part of a larger argument. Lines are being drawn that ensure the polarization of the two entities.
Of course, as some have pointed out, it couldn’t have happened at a better – or worse – time. The investment system is due for a formidable crash and President Donald Trump will inherit the ruins at a date to be determined. Globalism is by no means dead. And neither are the various attendant miseries that lack of an appropriate approach will bring down on our heads.
Green.com has summarized the founding of The Club of Rome as follows:
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