n Journal for Contemporary History - Global environmental management : an exploration of the World Summit on sustainable development

Volume 27, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



Thirty-one years ago on 10 March 1971, the editor of The Star, John Jordi, launched his newspaper's Cleaner Air, Rivers and Environment campaign in South Africa with the above quotation. For Jordi and many of his contemporaries, the world at large in the early 1970s faced a real environmental crisis that had to be addressed urgently and constructively if humankind and the environment were to survive into the next millennium and beyond.

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