New PDF release: An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues

By Lewis A. Owen

ISBN-10: 020397400X

ISBN-13: 9780203974001

ISBN-10: 0415140986

ISBN-13: 9780415140980

An advent to worldwide Environmental matters is an important advent to the present nation of medical wisdom of environmental structures and procedures. As theories and study at the international setting turn into more and more refined, the factors, results and so much particularly the suggestions to environmental difficulties are being studied in an more and more interdisciplinary demeanour. This publication integrates the cultural, financial and political dimensions of the dialogue, delivering modern case experiences drawn from around the globe, and offers state-of-the-art study on particular difficulties. This revised and up to date moment version positive factors assurance of world atmospheric swap, acid rain, typical risks, and the human impression at the earth's floor. magnificent figures and colour pictures increase the presentation, and an entire thesaurus and synopses of seminal occasions and courses were further.

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Australia pollution of conservation and fishing areas. Explosion in hull of Atlantic Ocean, Spillage of 19,000,000 gallons of crude oil and Iranian supertanker, Khark N. of Canary Is. 370 km oil slick, almost reaching Morocco. 5 Exxon Valdez tanker is Prince William Spillage of 10,080,000 gallons of oil and 1,170 grounded on Bligh Reef Sound, Alaska km of Alaska coastline polluted. More than 3,600 km2 contaminated. Thousands of birds and animals killed. Camelford, Accident at water Local people suffer from stomach and skin treatment works results in Cornwall disorders.

Many human An introduction to global environmental issues 4 activities may involve a kick to the natural environment so hard that, like a line of collapsing dominoes, they destabilise with serious consequences. 1 Recent notable human-induced environmental disasters. Date Event Location 1993 Break-up of tanker, the Braer, on the rocks of Pitful Head 1992 Greek oil tanker, the Aegean Sea, runs aground and catches fire Shetland, Scotland 1991 1991 1989 1989 1988 1987 1986 1984 1983 1980 1979 1979 Consequence Oil slick contained to 200–300 m from the shoreline but serious pollution of fishing grounds and fish farms, as well as sea animals and birds.

How does human activity affect the landscape? Can the world’s growing population be adequately fed? Is sustainable development a myth or reality? These are issues considered in this book. The final chapter examines ways in which the Earth is managed, including a look at such diverse topics as population growth, the destruction of the rainforests and agriculture, and it is there that we suggest that there are things which can be done to make the planet more habitable—to increase the chances of human beings and other vulnerable species surviving longer.

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