ECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND POSTWAR RECUPERATION: A PRELIMINARY SURVEY FROM THE CIVIL DEFENSE VIEWPOINT
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This document calls attention to the need for assessing and solving ecological problems in the post-attack environment as an integral part of Civil Defense. Basic ecological principles involving food chain relationships, climax growth, biological and environmental relationship, and land management are considered. The large-scale damage due to fire, drought, flood and other things has already presented the world with problems of reconstruction and reconstitution of biotic communities which are similar to those envisioneed in the post-attack environment. The only qualitatively new element in the post- attack situation will be the effects of radiation. The available information on this subject is summarized and the need for extensive further research is pointed out.
- Civil Defense