Acid Earth: The Global Threat of Acid Pollution by John McCormick

International Affairs

By John McCormick

Acid rain was once one of many significant environmental problems with the Nineteen Eighties. yet whereas industrialized international locations have taken measures to minimize the emissions that bring about acidification, the issues haven't long gone away. timber are nonetheless demise, lakes are nonetheless being made uninhabitable; structures are nonetheless corroding; and human health and wellbeing remains to be pain. the main being concerned pattern is the repetition within the industrializing international locations of Asia and Latin the US of the issues that experience lengthy Europe and North America.

More than 10 years after it was once first released, the hugely acclaimed Acid Earth nonetheless presents the one international view of acidification, and is still the normal textual content at the topic. Chapters at the factors, results and turning out to be medical realizing of acid toxins, and the prospective strategies, are via specific stories of the political struggles inquisitive about responding to acid harm in western and jap Europe, the united states and the newly industrializing countries.

Written in non-technical language for individuals drawn to the issues of our surroundings, Acid Earth demands a renewed feel of public and political will to deliver the issues of acid toxins below keep watch over. The e-book additionally makes priceless studying for experts and students.

Originally released in 1992

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