Volume 9, Number 1 (1982)
Applied Quaternary Geology Symposium

Recent Sediments: The Front Line of Environmental Protection

W. S. Fyfe
Department of Geology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.

Published 1982-03-03

How to Cite

Fyfe, W. S. (1982). Recent Sediments: The Front Line of Environmental Protection. Geoscience Canada, 9(1). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/GC/article/view/3291


Man has become the greatest agent modifying surface environmental systems. Our knowledge of the balance between these systems is inadequate and at present we cannot predict the consequences of major perturbations. Perhaps the greatest problem facing our science is the understanding of climate but if such knowledge is to be obtained, the record must be extracted from rocks near the surface of the earth.