Environment: A Stockholm Notebook

Every day there were new committee meetings and new resolutions to consider, but many interesting aspects of the U.N. Conference on the Human Environment never came to any vote. As delegates from 114 nations prepared to leave Stockholm last week, TIME Correspondent Friedel Ungeheuer cabled some impressions:

Motherhood was almost a dirty word here—but it had its defenders. At the scientists' Environment Forum, Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich blamed half the world's environmental problems on increases in population. A woman biologist from Nigeria, aided by four burly colleagues, startled the audience by seizing Ehrlich's microphone and declaring that birth control was merely a...

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