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Future Environment #210055

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 29, 1970
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(Studio) Man's inability to predict actions' consequences has hurt environmental; computers predict present move outcomes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Gulf Island, Canada) University British Columbia team predicts future of 40 untouched islands. [Project Director Dr. C. South HOLLING - aims to determine population, econ. and environmental growth.] Real estate boom feared; government bans small lot sale.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Vancouver, Canada) Big city typical beauty distortion; [City Alderman Arthur PHILLIPS - wants computer legislature] [Alderman Harry RANKIN - denounces computer logic as valid solution.] [PHILLIPS - refutes Rankin charges.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Studio) Computer simulation dangerous in wrong hands, has many good points; would save practice on real environmental
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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