Heroes of the Environment
Thank you for your special issue celebrating the heroes who are striving for a cleaner environment [Oct. 6]. They are truly deserving of our admiration and help. However, they all are swimming against the tide of world population growth. All of us are morally bound to support the principle that poor people's living conditions must be improved. Yet if we do this and Earth's population continues to rise, resources will be consumed and waste generated at an ever faster rate. What are we thinking? The planet of the apes is no longer...

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