November 19, 2017


The Post Industrial Age

"An Epoch of Rest" plate from the Kelmscott Press edition of "News From Nowhere" by William Morris

In the early years of its publication, The Ecologist came with the subtitle “Journal of the Post Industrial Age”. Its message—that society needed to begin voluntarily de-industrialising if it was to avoid global catastrophe in the century ahead, a disaster that would mean de-industrial­isation by default—with all the suffering that would entail. The seminal Blueprint […]

Indigenous peoples declaration on climate change


At the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Durban, South Africa in December, the representatives of Indigenous Peoples from around the world made their own Declaration (full text in English below—sourced from Forest Peoples). See also the Proposal for a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth made at the World People’s […]

The Wheel of Life

The Wheel of Life

Food, Climate, Human Rights and the Economy This new report by Debbie Barker examines how many of the major crises of our day are deeply interlinked, and yet are too often treated as if they are disconnected from one another by our policy makers. As a result, policies fail to tackle the root causes, and […]

Global warming unabated while Arctic ice recedes

Global warming

*UPDATE* 22nd August 2012. Arctic sea ice—both by area and volume—is set to reach record lows this year and, if predictions are correct, will be completely absent during the summer from around 2015 onwards. Some climatologists believe that this catastrophic reduction in Arctic ice-cover is directly responsible for the extreme weather being experienced in the […]

RAP NEWS 3 (2009)


RAP NEWS debates the controversies surrounding climate change. More lyrical debate at The Juice Media.

Our climate – the key question

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Introductory address by Edward Goldsmith to the “San Rossore – A New Global Vision” Climate Congress. This event was organised by Claudio Martini, President of the Tuscan Region, and took place at San Rossore, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy, 15-16 July 2004. I have been asked to introduce this important conference and shall try to sum up […]

Globalization and climate change

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From Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World Is Possible, eds John Cavanagh and Jerry Mander, 2004. Climate change may be the most daunting problem that humankind has ever encountered, and economic globalization is accelerating it. The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) now predicts a temperature change of up to 5.8 degrees centigrade during […]

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 […]

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