The Independent newspaper reflects upon 40 years of The Ecologist.
“. . . The magazine made waves in 1972 when it dedicated an entire issue to the now-famous “Blueprint for Survival” manifesto. It reported that because humans disrupted the ecosystems in which they exist, they alter other ecosystems all over the world. This was one of the earliest forecasts on what would come to be known as climate change. It was also published as a book and went on to sell 750,000 copies. Among other things, the text called for the formation of a movement for survival, leading to the creation of the People Party, later renamed the Ecology Party and finally, the Green Party. . . .”
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