Publisher description for The forgiving air : understanding environmental change / Richard C.J. Somerville.


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Counter The Forgiving Air is an authoritative, up-to-date handbook on global change. Written by a scientist for nonscientists, this primer humanizes the great environmental issues of our time--the hole in the ozone layer, the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and air pollution--and explains everything in accessible prose. A new preface takes into account developments in environmental policy that have occurred since publication. Highlighting the interrelatedness of human activity and global change, Richard Somerville stresses the importance of an educated public in a world where the role of science is increasingly critical.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ozone layer depletion Environmental aspects, Climatic changes Environmental aspects, Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric Environmental aspects, Acid rain Environmental aspects, Air Pollution Environmental aspects