1948 im Verlag William Sloane, New York
1950 im Nest-Verlag, Nürnberg
mehr detopia: Lesebericht von Prof. Dreyhaupt 2008
wikipedia Bernard Baruch (1870-1965, 95)
Zur Historie der Wahrnehmung:
Spiegel 1951 Von ohne Autor
Der Monat 1951 Von Joachim G. Leithäuser, Sachbuchautor. Hier polemisiert er gegen "Technikkritiker".
Die ZEIT 1953 Von K.Kowalewski
Malthus 1999 Von ....
1947, F.Osborn 1948 und Vogt 1948: die ersten Umweltbücher.
Ein Vergleich mit Solschenizyn (1973) drängt sich mir auf. Nach 41 Lagerbüchern brachte Nr.42 die Wende in der Wahrnehmung, im Westen die gebührende Aufmerksamkeit. Ein "Durchbruchbuch" für die Umwelt, besser: ökologisches Survival - das steht somit noch aus.
William Vogt (1902-1968) was an ecologist and ornithologist, with a strong interest in population control.
He was the author of best-seller <Road to Survival> (1948), National Director of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and secretary of the Conservation Foundation.
William Vogt was born in Mineola, New York. After graduating with honors in 1925 from St. Stephens (now Bard) College, he was, among other things, an early opponent of marshland drainage for mosquito control and later assumed a series of positions that gave him the opportunity to further pursue his interests in birds and the environment.
In 1942, he was made Associate Director of the Division of Science and Education of the Office of the Coordinator in Inter-American Affairs.
Later he served as Chief of the Conservation Section of the Pan American Union, he was given the opportunity to study the relationship between climate, population and resources, in various Latin American countries.
These experiences formed the background to the perspective he later elaborated on in his <Road to Survival>, a book motivated by his strong belief that then-current trends in fertility and economic growth were rapidly destroying the environment and undermining the quality of life of future generations.
Vogt’s most significant contribution was to link environmental and perceived overpopulation problems, warning in no uncertain terms that current trends would deliver future wars, hunger, disease and civilizational collapse.
<Road to Survival> was an influential best seller. It had a big impact on a Malthusian revival in the 1950s and 60s. After its publication he dedicated many activities to the cause of overpopulation. From 1951 to 1962, he served as a National Director of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In 1964, he became the Secretary of the Conservation Foundation. He served as a representative of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources to the United Nations until his death.
"Upon his death on July 11, 1968, he was remembered for the provocative questions he had dared to ask and for tackling a subjectmatter that remained shrouded in controversy."
Desrochers & Christine Hoffbauer (2009) - Universität