The View From the Castle: Jolted by the energy crisis, we should rediscover some truths about our interdependence--and our humanity

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley comments on the energy crisis and how it affects Americans' outlook on life. Ripley stresses that interdependence of all nations has made every environmental issue a common concern. The symposium "Limits to Growth" is highlighted in the article. This 1972 conference was organized around the United States publication of the Club of Rome's ground breaking report, "The Limits to Growth: A Report for the Club of Rome's Project on the Predicament of Mankind," on the impact of human population growth of the environment.


  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Club of Rome


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 4, no. 12 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


March 1974


  • Limits to Growth Symposium
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Environmental policy
  • Castle View
  • International relations
  • Ecology
  • Environmental protection

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