Pollution Problems, Resource Policy, and the Scientist

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Science  03 Jul 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3940, pp. 11-15
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3940.11


Through exponential increase in population, accompanied by rapid industrial and agricultural expansion, we have reached the point where decisions involving the use of natural resources are much more important and also much more difficult than they were even 10 years ago. The same conditions that make decisions more urgent make them more time-consuming. The Cayuga Lake case illustrates many aspects of a present-day resource management controversy.

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