"The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will in fact become like the Ten Commandments." — Maurice Strong
"Do not do unto the environment of others what you do not want done to your own environment....My hope is that this charter will be a kind of Ten Commandments, a 'Sermon on the Mount', that provides a guide for human behavior toward the environment in the next century." — Mikhail Gorbachev, The Los Angeles Times, May 8, 1997
"The threat of environmental crisis will be the 'international disaster key' that will unlock the New World Order." - (Mikhail Gorbachev Quoted in 'A Special Report: The Wildlands Project Unleashes Its War On Mankind', by Marilyn Brannan, Associate Editor, Monetary & Economic Review, 1996, p.5).
"The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome.The real enemy then, is humanity itself." - Club of Rome (international think tank) The First Global Revolution report, 1992
"The environmental movement promises to bring greater numbers into our orbit than the peace movement ever did." - Carl Bloice (Communist)