Maurice Strong Quotes

What if a small group of world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the Earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment. Will they do it? The group's conclusion is 'no'. The rich countries won't do it. They won't change. So, in order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?

Those environmentalists who take this view do not give credence to other alternatives. For example, the same argument of environmental decision-making could logically justify one superpower nation taking over the government of all others on the planet for environmental matters. Another possibility is that the existing mechanisms and the UN are sufficient if the major powers reach agreement. Another is that science and technology will provide solutions.
Maurice Strong
Maurice Strong
  • Born: April 29, 1929
  • Died: November 27, 2015
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Profession: Businessman, Public Administrator, UN Official

Maurice Frederick Strong, PC, CC, OM, FRSC, FRAIC was a Canadian oil and mineral businessman and a diplomat who served as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.