Integrity and the Ecological Crisis

by Myron Tribus, Sr. Vice Pres.; Res. and Engrg., Business Products Group, Xerox Corp., Rochester, NY,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 1, Pg. 25-32

Document Type: Journal Paper


Population pressures represent the ultimate force driving all organized societies to exceed their resources, and unless that force is brought under control, nothing else can matter for long. If the population explosion is to be brought under control, it will be through education or coercion on one hand, or by war, pestilence, or famine on the other. In order to avoid the second set of alternatives, our citizens must be persuaded to give up something they want in exchange for a contribution to the welfare of their society. This step calls for the building of a kind of trust and faith in our government which is conspicuously absent today.

Subject Headings: Ecosystems | Population projection | Explosions | Education | Government buildings

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