The President's Page: The environment
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 51, Issue 4, page 243, April 1970
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1970), The President's Page: The environment, Eos Trans. AGU, 51(4), 243–243, doi:10.1029/EO051i004p00243.(
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This era is not the first in which man has become conscious of his impact on nature. There have been recurrent appraisals of this topic in various ages, settings, and contexts. However, the present concern for the environment has, for the first time, placed emphasis on the global nature of the subject.
It has also become clear that this problem is so encompassing that no single field can hope to find more than partial solutions. Many fields of science and technology, much sociology and economics, too, are involved in coping with the numerous facets of man's influence on and interaction with the environment. The principal dilemma is to bring about a constructive synthesis of often highly divergent forces.