Only one Earth, Stockholm 1972

Barbara Ward

Are we present at one of those turning points when the human race begins to see itself and its concerns from a new angle of vision and, as a result, finds new openings for action, for courage and for hope?

When we were asked to prepare a conceptual framework for the Stockholm Conference, we didn't get a conceptual framework. What we got was something like standing under Niagra. This is a time when people's ideas about the planet they live in, about the way they have to live, about the way they can live, are changing in an absolutely monumental fashion. When we'd read through all the advice from experts from around the world, we noticed that not only the range of ideas and concepts, but also the ways ...

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