Club of Rome

The Club of Rome is an international think tank that deals with global challenges, especially in the areas of development, sus- tainability, and environmental protection. It gained considerable public attention with the publication of its first report, The Limits to Growth. Published in 1972, it suggested that economic growth could not continue indefinitely due to resource depletion on a finite planet like Earth. Since then, the Club of Rome has also become the subject of misconceptions. Conspiracy theories con- sider it a crucial hub of the secret world government pulling the strings behind the scenes. Reports like the one mentioned above are claimed to serve merely as a pretext to introduce programs for population control – including mass sterilization and genocide.