Club of Rome
The first report to the club, The Limits to Growth was published in 1972. Its computer simulations suggested that economic growth could not continue indefinitely because of resource depletion. The 1973 oil crisis increased public interest in this problem. The report went on to sell 30 million copies in more than 30 languages, making it the best-selling environmental book in history.
“In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill. In their totality and their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which must be confronted by everyone together. But in designating these dangers as the enemy, we fall into the trap, which we have already warned readers about, namely mistaking symptoms for causes. All these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself.”
Club of Rome, Alexander King, Bertrand Schneider (1993) 
The Global Revolution, 1993 edition
The member list
The member list (above) includes the executive council, full members and associate members per January 2021.
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