Environmental encyclopedia, Volume 1 by William P. Cunningham

By William P. Cunningham

Show description

Read or Download Environmental encyclopedia, Volume 1 PDF

Similar climatology books

An Introduction to Solar Radiation

An creation to sun Radiation is an introductory textual content on sunlight radiation, with emphasis at the tools of calculation for opting for the quantity of sunlight radiation incident on a floor on the planet. subject matters coated contain the astronomical dating among the solar and the earth; thermal radiation; the sun consistent and its spectral distribution; and extraterrestrial sunlight irradiation.

Climate for Change: Non-State Actors and the Global Politics of the Greenhouse

This quantity presents a tough clarification of the forces that experience formed the foreign worldwide warming debate. It takes a unique method of the topic by way of focusing on the methods non-state actors--such as medical, environmental and teams, in preference to governmental organizations--affect political results in worldwide fora on weather swap.

Climate Change Science Compendium 2009

"The weather switch technological know-how Compendium" is a overview of a few four hundred significant medical contributions to our realizing of Earth platforms and weather which have been published via peer-reviewed literature or from learn associations during the last 3 years, because the shut of study for attention by way of the IPCC Fourth overview record.

Transport, Climate Change and the City

Sustainable mobility has lengthy been wanted in towns around the globe, quite in industrialised nations, but in addition more and more within the rising towns in Asia. development even if seems to be tough to make because the inner most vehicle, nonetheless principally fuelled by means of petrol or diesel, continues to be the mainstream mode of use.

Additional info for Environmental encyclopedia, Volume 1

Sample text

This cloud blocks sunlight and appears to be changing the climate, bringing drought to Pakistan and Central Asia, and shifting monsoon winds that caused disastrous floods in 2002 in Nepal, Bangladesh, and eastern India that forced 25 million people from their homes and killed at least 1,000 people. Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen estimates that two million deaths each year in India alone can be attributed to air pollution effects. After several decades of struggle, a world-wide ban on the “dirty dozen” most dangerous persistent organic pollutants (POPs) was ratified in 2000.

New York: Macmillan, 1990. Wellburn, A. Air Pollution and Acid Rain: The Biological Impact. New York: Wiley, 1988. Young, P. M. Acidic Deposition: State of Science and Technology. Summary Report of the U. S. National Acid Precipitation Program. Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1991. Acidification The process of becoming more acidic due to inputs of an acidic substance. The common measure of acidification is a decrease in pH. Acidification of soils and natural waters by acid rain or acid wastes can result in reduced biological productivity if the pH is sufficiently reduced.

Automobiles have already been designed, for example, that get more than 100 mi/gal (42 km/l) of diesel fuel and are completely recyclable when they reach the end of their designed life. Although recycling rates in the United States have increased in recent years, we could probably double our current rate with very little sacrifice in economics or convenience. Renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power are making encouraging progress. Wind already is cheaper than any other power source except coal in many localities.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.60 of 5 – based on 41 votes