"YOU MAY HAVE TO KILL 80% OF THE PEOPLE, because you know, because what's really ruining it is overpopulation, and the only thing that can kill that efficiently are BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS. THIS IS A COVERT BIOLOGICAL WEAPON ... you're talking about five billion people dying here."
Arnold Toynbee, director of studies for the Royal Institute of International Affairs, who, addressing these issues, said in that "In all developed countries a new way of life--a severely regimented way--will have to be imposed by a ruthless authoritarian government"
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. In their totality and interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which demands the solidarity of all peoples. But in designating them as the enemy, we fall into the trap about which we have already warned, namely, mistaking symptoms for causes. 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." (Alexander King & Bertrand Schneider, The First Global Revolution: A Report by the Council of the Club of Rome (New York : Pantheon Books, c1991), pp. 107-108, 109-110, 115)
Gorbachev was part of a Globalist trend that combined Communism and International capitalism into a new synthesis: Former Soviet Dissident Warns For EU Dictatorship | The Brussels Journal
After the "collapse" and convergence of the Soviet system in 1991, he founded Green Cross International, and co-wrote the Earth Charter with Maurice Strong (a collectivist document that, along with Agenda 21, came out of the initial events George Hunt exposes). He stated that the Earth Charter should replace the Ten Commandments (Ten Commandments, Earth Charter, World Health Organization)
He also stated: "The threat of environmental crisis will be the 'international disaster key' that will unlock the New World Order." (Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax - Larry Bell - Google Books)