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Ozone Crisis: The 15-Year Evolution of a Sudden Global Emergency (Wiley Science Editions) Paperback – August, 1990

ISBN-13: 978-0471528234 ISBN-10: 0471528234
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Damage to the Earth's fragile ozone layer by airborne chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), used in aerosols and refrigerants, was strongly suspected by scientists as early as 1973. But it was not until 15 years later that the U.S. ratified an international agreement restricting CFC use--and that pact only limits CFC emissions by about one-third. Science writer Roan looks at this many-sided controversy in her balanced, disturbing report, a remarkable tale of government and corporate foot-dragging, public indifference, environmentalists' furor and scientific experiment. The discovery that CFC-related ozone depletion, besides letting in dangerous ultraviolet radiation, can fuel the greenhouse effect and thus overheat the planet did not prompt decisive action. A turning point came only in 1984 with the shocking detection of a seasonal hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica. Those who favor a complete phase-out of "ozone-eating" chemicals will find plenty of ammunition in this dossier. Photos. Author tour.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This excellent book chronicles the history of the ozone crisis, from the scientific theory formulated by Mario Molina and Sherwood Rowland in 1973 to scientific fact supported by data of two Antartic expeditions in 1986 and 1987. The role of chlorine emitted from chloroflurocarbons and its impact on the destruction of the ozone layer is stated clearly, as is the long battle with government and industry, both national and international, to recognize the crisis. This serves as an update of Lydia Dotto's The Ozone War ( LJ 9/15/78) and is a less technical account of the problem than John Gribbin's The Hole in the Sky ( LJ 1/88). This is a welcome entry into an area where more information is needed.
- Karen L. Atwood, Pomfret Sch. Lib., Ct.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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