the only hope?

“What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principle risk to the Earth comes from the actions of the rich countries and in order to save the planet this group decided, ‘Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about?’”
Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme in a 1990 interview about a book he’d like to write – Environmentalism: Ideology and Power, Donald Gibson, Nova Science Publishers,Inc, 15 May 2012, p95