Population, pollution, poverty, proliferation and priorities, politics, procrastination—these are the names for some of the lion-sized problems that beset man as he enters the 1970's. Daily we are warned of the precariousness of the human situation. The crisis of overpopulation is upon us with its attendant problems of poverty, hunger, urbanization, and racial tension. Pollution from our technologic society is destroying progressively our total planetary environment. The steady proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological arms already has gone far beyond the level of potential species overkill. Our political processes for domestic and international self-government are inadequate, and mankind procrastinates in
E. J. Science and the Predicament of Man. Ann Intern Med. ;72:432–434. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-3-432
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