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The World Environment 1972-1992 : Two decades of challenge

Author: Mostafa K Tolba; Osama A El-Kholy
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1View all editions and formats
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Our planet is under siege. Assaults on the atmosphere -the greenhouse effect, the depletion of the ozone layer and increasing air pollution - pose a still unquantified threat to human life. The dumping of hazardous wastes, and land based sources of pollution, present a similar threat to the oceans. On land we are destroying a tropical forest the size of Austria every year, and more than a hundred species of wild  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mostafa K Tolba; Osama A El-Kholy
ISBN: 9789401122801 9401122806
OCLC Number: 851375801
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 883 pages)
Contents: One: The Issues --
1 Air pollution --
2 Ozone depletion --
3 Climate change --
4 Availability of fresh water --
5 Coastal and marine degradation --
6 Land degradation --
7 Deforestation and habitat loss --
8 Loss of biological diversity --
9 Environmental hazards --
10 Toxic chemicals and hazardous wastes --
Two: Causes and Consequences --
11 Agriculture and fisheries --
12 Industry --
13 Energy --
14 Transport --
15 Tourism --
16 Population and resources --
17 Human settlements --
18 Health --
19 Peace and security --
Three: The Response --
20 Understanding the environment --
21 Perceptions and attitudes --
22 National responses --
23 International responses --
Four: Looking Ahead --
24 Challenges and opportunities --
Appendix A Contributors to the report --
Appendix B Reviewers, participants and commentators in workshops.
Responsibility: edited by Mostafa K. Tolba, Osama A. El-Kholy.

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Every year since 1974, UNEP has produced a State of the Environment report, focusing on one or more emerging environmental issues and always stressing the human factor -the impact of environmental  Read more...

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