This articles notes growing alarm among scientists about the threat of global warming and calls by many of those scientists, such as Gordon MacDonald, to the federal government to take action. The article also reports that David Hawkins, head of air pollution at EPA, agreed that carbon dioxide pollution and agreed that it should be addressed the federal government. "But we simply do not have the resources at EPA to deal with it,” he said. "We have all we can do keeping up with today's problems."
Philip Shabecoff, "Increase of Carbon Dioxide in Air Alarms Scientists," June 7, 1979.