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In 1991, a symposium brought together humanists, historians, earth scientists, biologists, medical scientists, physicians and sociologists to discuss problems facing our planet, and identify potential solutions. The results are presented in this book.
Humankind - agent and victim of global change in the geosphere-biosphere system, Digby J. McLaren; our common future - world development and the environment, Alistair M. Taylor and Duncan M. Taylor; changes in climates of the past - lessons for the future, Michael B. McElroy; hunger, livelihoods, and the environment, Gita Sen; species impoverishment, M. Brock Fenton; the interface of health, population, and development - the ecology of health, Rex Fendall; environmental toxicology, Gabriel L. Plaa; Aboriginal peoples - the Canadian experience?, Marlene Brant Castellano; science and politics on plant Earth, Michael Ignatieff.