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True State of the Planet Paperback – May 1, 1995
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One essayist notes, "(chloroflurocarbons) are very powerful greenhouse gases, and... they add significantly to the overall greenhouse effect. They destroy some ozone in the stratosphere, and because ozone also operates as a greenhouse gas, the destruction of ozone by the CFCs may ultimately minimize the total greenhouse contribution of the CFC molecules." (Pg. 87)
Another states, "Commercial logging is not a major cause of deforestation; expanding agriculture is... The developed countries ... appear to have largely completed forestland conversion to agriculture and have achieved relative land use stability. By contrast, the developing countries in the tropics are still in a land conversion mode." (Pg. 204)
Another essayist says, "Although the Clean Water Act and other legislation has greatly reduced the pollution of U.S. waters, significant amounts continue to be generated annually. A particlarly difficult question has been the huge number of extremely small pollution sources, from backyards to barnyards, that cumulatively contribute perhaps 50 percent of the total pollution in some areas." (Pg. 302)
An essayist admits, "There is no longer any real dispute over the fact that the major fishing fleets are simply too effective and too numerous." (Pg.Read more ›
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