Pollution pp 738-749 | Cite as

Environment’s Most Dangerous Pest: Man

  • Donald C. Royse
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 2)


The title of this paper suggests a breadth which is misleading and an indictment of man which needs further explanation. It may not even be an appropriate title as the list of issues with which I will deal are considerably less inclusive than a thorough listing of environmental problems might be. The indictment of man, however, at this point in history seems justified. Virtually every thoughtful person agrees that the environment is being affected in deletrious ways by the collective actions of man, and man collectively must be held accountable for his actions.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald C. Royse
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  1. 1.Washington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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