June 25, 2017

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Ecologist and environmentalist Edward Goldsmith

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On 4 September 2009 Last Word on BBC Radio 4 ran this piece on the life of Teddy Goldsmith, featuring exerpts of Teddy’s own speech as well as commentary by his nephew Zac Goldsmith, and his long standing friends and colleagues Jonathon Porritt and Robin Hanbury-Tenison. The presenter is Matthew Bannister. The original audio can […]

Rewriting economics

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This is one of a series of six talks by Edward Goldsmith, broadcast on the World Business Report programme of the BBC World Service, 15-19 December 2003. See Related Articles on the right for others in the series. At Oxford I studied economics, but found what I was taught somewhat unconvincing. Economists identify their discipline […]

Do we need small farms?

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This is one of a series of six talks by Edward Goldsmith, broadcast on the World Business Report programme of the BBC World Service, 15-19 December 2003. See Related Articles on the right for others in the series. Tuscany is an area of great physical beauty. Until a few decades ago much of its population […]

Are small food producers responsible for the food poisoning epidemic?

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This is one of a series of six talks by Edward Goldsmith, broadcast on the World Business Report programme of the BBC World Service, 15-19 December 2003. See Related Articles on the right for others in the series. I shared a bedroom with the late José Lutzenberger – the great Brazilian agronomist who later became […]

What can we do about global warming?

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This is one of a series of six talks by Edward Goldsmith, broadcast on the World Business Report programme of the BBC World Service, 15-19 December 2003. See Related Articles on the right for others in the series. Tuvalu is an island in the South Pacific with a population of 10,000 people. They know that […]

Can we cope with the growing oil shortage?

Oil Rig (Ecologist Vol 29 No 2 1999)

This is one of a series of six talks by Edward Goldsmith, broadcast on the World Business Report programme of the BBC World Service, 15-19 December 2003. See Related Articles on the right for others in the series. During much of the nearly 20 years I lived in rural Cornwall I had no car (though […]

Are farmers going to run out of water?

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This is one of a series of six talks by Edward Goldsmith, broadcast on the World Business Report programme of the BBC World Service, 15-19 December 2003. See Related Articles on the right for others in the series. The world is facing a very serious water crisis. Already about one billion people are short of […]

Globalisation will destroy India

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The Rediff Business Interview, March 2000: “Exactly a fortnight before the world’s most famous salesman for globalisation, US President Bill Clinton, came to India, we had another famous visitor. Edward Goldsmith, founding editor of The Ecologist and a cult figure of the environmental movement, warning us against the colonising impact of globalisation. Goldsmith believes that […]

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