October 2000
Orion Magazine;Autumn2000, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p15
Deals with consumer waste as a consequence of our culture's profligate use of the resources of planet Earth. Comparison with nuclear reactors, gold mining and personal trash; Reminders on the consequences of the rampant consumption that devastates the environment; Extent of man's responsibility on trash.


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