Pollution in perspective

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 809, 1979

W. H. GROSS, President, Lacana Mining Corporation Toronto, Ontario

To pollute means to make impure or unclean. We tend to forget that man defecates, urinates, sweats, expectorates and exhales and in himself is a beastly little pollutor—but then so is Mother Nature! The object of this paper is to try to put what man and nature do into perspective. The facts indicate that although man may sweat a little, Ms. Nature is by far the greatest pollutor of all.
Keywords: Pollution, Evolution, Atmosphere, Carbon dioxide, Ice ages, Dust, Weathering, Erosion, Oil seeps, Mercury, Radiation, Volcanoes, Astroblems, Continental drift.