Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
D'AMBROSIO, Ubiratan. Institutional obsolescence and environmental and social decay. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1992, vol.8, n.4, pp. 466-469. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1992000400012.
Although military crises continue to be a major concern for all of mankind, it is clear that ongoing problems such as disparities between rich and poor, among nations and within societies, other forms of violation of human rights and regional and global environmental aggression jeopardize the future of civilization on Earth. Quality of life continues to defy improvement in the less developed countries and at the same time plunges dizzily in the industrialized countries. Such issues call for a cooperative effort, bringing developed and less developed nations together in long-range projects in education, health, sustainable agriculture and energy supply. Clearly, the population problem is of equal concern. We are talking not only of quantitative aspects, but mainly of qualitative ones. Although there are scientific and technological instruments to correct these distortions in modern civilization, a concerted effort by all nations in the world towards peace in its various dimensions is an absolute necessity.
Keywords : Environment; Conflict; Peace; Survival.