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"The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man."
                                                                         Thomas Robert Malthus, 1798

"Let us not be very hopeful about our human conquest over nature. For each such victory, nature manages to take her revenge."
                                                                                                  Friedrich Engels











 



 











 







 




Unclean Water Can Kill, Have it Tested. LAC, Acc. No. R1300-341, 1944






















 


 
  






 



 



 



 







 
 

 
    



"Civilization is being poisoned by its own waste products."
                                                     Dean William Ralph Inge

"The problem of population is the problem of our age."
                                                              Julian Huxley

"The most alarming of all man's assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers and sea . . . this pollution is for the most part irrecoverable."
                                                                                                Rachel Carson

"Man is the only organism known that lives by destroying the environment indispensible to his survival."
                                                                                    William Vogt, 1963
 



 
   
 

 

 

 

 
 
"...and I'd like to see the other two levels of government doing something about pollution.". LAC, Acc. No. 1988-243-241, Estate of Len Norris 20 September 1968

 


 

 

 

 
  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
White Owl Conservation Award: 'Some day son, all this will be yours'. LAC, 1984-92-190, Ben Wicks 1970-1979

 

 
April Fool! Pollution Probe at The University of Toronto. LAC, 1984-92-131, 1970-1979















 












LOCAL FRESH CLAMS - WARNING-SHELLFISH CONTAMINATED - BAN. LAC, Acc. No. 1988-243-368, Estate of Len Norris 18 May 1973







 











 











 



 



"We can't live for more than a few minutes without air, a few days without water, a few weeks without food. Yet we continue to destroy the very things that keep us alive and in the process rob our children of a future."
                                     Anita Gordon and David Suzuki, It's a Matter of Survival, 1990

"Once it took Haida Indians in the Queen Charlotte Islands more than a year to cut down a single giant cedar. When the Europeans arrived with the technological know-how – the two-men saw and steel ax – the task was shortened to a week. Today, one man with a portable chain saw can fell that tree in an hour."
                                     Anita Gordon and David Suzuki, It's a Matter of Survival, 1990
   


"We are like the yeast in a vat – mindlessly multiplying as we greedily devour a finite world. If we do not change our ways, we will perish as the yeast perish – having exhausted our sustenance and poisoned ourselves in the lethal brew of our own wastes."
                                                                                             Farley Mowat, 1990