An air that kills - man's alteration of the chemical climate

Eville Gorham

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Over the past several centuries the problems of air pollution have developed from local to regional to global in scale, ultimately threatening serious alteration of the world’s climate. A chronicle is presented here in the discovery of air pollution by coal smoke, acid rain, radioactive fallout and persistent organochlorine pesticides, and also of the implications of ozone-depleting chemicals and carbon dioxide build-up for climatic change.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationCoal: Phoenix of the 80's, Proceedings of the 64th Chemical Institute of Canada Coal Symposium
EditorsA. M. Taweel
PublisherCanadian Society for Chemical Engineering
StatePublished - 1982


  • Acidity of atmospheric precipitation and contributing environmental factors

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