The Impact of Growth on the Environment, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution ..., 93-1, April 2-3, 1973

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Página 130 - WHEREAS, the Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution of the Senate Committee on Public Works, in its 1966 report "Steps Toward Clean Water...
Página 144 - ... increased coordination in the administration of Federal programs so as to encourage desirable patterns of urban growth and stabilization, the prudent use of natural resources, and the protection of the physical environment.
Página 20 - The take-off is the interval when the old blocks and resistances to steady growth are finally overcome. The forces making for economic progress, which yielded limited bursts and enclaves of modern activity, expand and come to dominate the society. Growth becomes its normal condition. Compound interest becomes built, as it were, into its habits and institutional structure.
Página 125 - Considering the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm in June 1972...
Página 3 - The law that entropy always increases — the second law of thermodynamics — holds, I think, the supreme position among the laws of nature. If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the universe is in disagreement with Maxwell's equations — then so much the worse for Maxwell's equations. If it is found to be contradicted by observation — well, these experimentalists do bungle things sometimes.
Página 133 - That all men have a natural right to a portion of the soil ; and that, as the use of the soil is indispensable to life, the right of all men to the soil is as sacred as their right to life itself.
Página 152 - Suppose you own a pond on which a water lily is growing. The lily plant doubles in size each day. If the lily were allowed to grow unchecked, it would completely cover the pond in 30 days, choking off the other forms of life in the water. For a long time the lily plant seems small, and so you decide not to worry about cutting it back until it covers half the pond. On what day will that be? On the twenty-ninth day, of course. You have one day to save your pond...
Página 131 - Our Nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white— separate and unequal.
Página 39 - ... we share the belief of the American people in the principle of Growth.) Granting that we cannot find any absolute reason for this belief we admit that to our Western minds it seems preferable to any opposite, which to us implies stagnation and decay.
Página 25 - Private property, in every defence made of it, is supposed to mean, the guarantee to individuals of the fruits of their own labour and abstinence.

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