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Global Environmental Issues - a Climatological Approach by David D. Kemp - Paperback - First - 1990 - from Riley Books and Biblio.com

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Global Environmental Issues - a Climatological Approach

by David D. Kemp

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London: Routledge & Kegan, 1990 An ex-library copy of this book with withdrawn stamp. Some surface creases in the laminated cover. ' dusty ' closed page edges. 220 clean pages. --- The greenhouse effect, acid rain, ozone depletion, drought, nuclear winter, - all this reflects human interference in the environment, all have become synonymous with catastrophe. This book breaks new ground in its analysis of the role of the climatolgical component in each of these problems. Denying the existence of easy solutions, the book warns of the dangers of tacking the symptoms not the causes.

This book provides a balanced account of the global environmental issues which threaten our society and which we neglect at our peril. Analysing both social and environmental components of the issues - global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain and drought - the book offers a valuable integrative approach and a detailed analysis of environmental issues in a clear, non-technical manner. Emphasising the climatological dimension common to all environmental issues, Global Environmental Issues recognises the multi-faceted nature of the issues, their common causes and the possibility of common solutions. Assessment of socio-economic, cultural amd political factors provides a balanced introduction to both the dangers and advantages of human interference with the environment. What have we done to deserve our current environmental crisis? Can we solve our current environmental problems, or is it too late? This new edition of a best selling text is completely updated and expands to include greater detail and new material such as a new section on atmospheric modelling. A glossary has been added together with a bibliography for further reading at the end of each chapter, allowing readers to develop their interest in specific areas. The interdisciplinary text will prove invaluable to students in geography, environmental studies and other courses in whcih the environmental approach is emphasised.




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