“One thing I’ve learned .. is how obsessed so many of the key thinkers in the green movement are with the notion of ‘overpopulation.’ As one of their favourite think tanks, the Club of Rome, puts it: ‘Earth has a cancer and the cancer is man.’ This belief explains, inter alia, why the ‘science’ behind AGW is so dodgy: because the science didn’t come first. What came first was the notion that mankind was a problem and was doing harm to the planet. The “science” was then simply tortured until it fitted in with this notion.
I do not share this view. Indeed … while people like Chris Packham (and Prince Charles; George Monbiot; Al Gore; David Attenborough; Robert Redford; Mikhail Gorbachev; Ted Turner; et al) may believe what they do for the noblest of reasons, their ecological philosophy is fundamentally evil. And I do mean evil. Any philosophy which has, as its core tenet, the belief that mankind is the problem not the solution cannot possibly be one that pertains to good, can it?”
- James Delingpole, “Earth does not have a cancer; the cancer is not man” – TELEGRAPH