The "Torrey Canyon" incident heralded the beginning of an ecological age in which mankind's major concern will be preserving the planet's habitability rather than prevailing in international disputes. The problems of war, population growth, pollution, and the exhaustion of our limited supplies of ores and fossil fuels must be dealt with effectively by the end of the century.
Falk, Richard A.
"New Trends in International Law: the Challeges of the Ecological Age,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 23
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol23/iss3/5