October 23, 2017


The Ecologist: Four decades of global warning


The Independent newspaper reflects upon 40 years of The Ecologist. The Ecologist: Four decades of global warning “. . . 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 […]

How The Ecologist began . . .

The Ecologist first issue July 1970

Peter Bunyard recounts how he, Teddy, Jean Liedloff and Robert Allen started The Ecologist in 1969. Starting out: how Teddy Goldsmith launched the Ecologist 40 years ago “Running a magazine on a shoestring budget; printing unpopular but groundbreaking analyses; fighting off lawsuits: the Ecologist has evolved over its 40 year history, but the passion present […]

Facing the Future (2009)

Dimbleby Lecture

The Prince of Wales delivers the Richard Dimbleby Lecture, exploring how we can better work with the grain of nature, rather than against it. A transcript is also available at the Prince of Wales website.

Towards a Biospheric Ethic

Weltspartag by Hans-Ulrich Osterwalder, 1979 (Ecologist Vol 15, No 3, 1985)

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Modern moral philosophers have tended to study ethics in a void, ignoring the insights of the natural and human sciences. Although several of our most noted and thoughtful biologists and sociologists have sought to correct this, they have based their ethical principles on a grossly distorted view of nature and human society. The result has […]

Ecology – a bridge

Ecology A Bridge Between Science and Society by Eugene P. Odum

A previously unpublished book review of Ecology: A Bridge Between Science and Society, by Eugene Odum (third edition, published by Sennar Associates, Sunderland, Mass., USA, 1997). Eugene Odum, who was Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia, was probably the most distinguished ecologist of his day. His principal textbooks Basic Ecology (1983) and its […]

Professor Eugene Odum

Eugene Odum (image source · www.lternet.edu)

An obituary for the world’s most respected ecologist, Dr. Eugene Odum, who passed away on August 10, 2002. It is a summary of an obituary that appeared in the Athens Banner-Herald. Eugene Odum was born September 17, 1913. He grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where his father, Howard W. Odum, was a professor […]

Whatever happened to ecology?

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The science of Ecology has been taken over by the cult of scientific reductionism and has become a weapon in the war on the living world being waged by industrial man. This article of July 2002 is a greatly extended and updated version of the article “Whatever happened to ecology?” first published in The Ecologist […]

The cosmic in art, architecture and ecology at the Millennium

Khanaqah ceiling, Mahan, Iran, 15th century

Published in A Sacred Trust: Ecology and Spritual Vision, edited by David Cadman and John Carey. Tenemos Academy Papers No. 17, 2002. In this essay, Edward Goldsmith argues that the original role of art is to express mankind’s relationship with the cosmos. *     *     * Original note: Towards the begin­ning of his remarks, Edward Goldsmith related an […]

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