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.
|Title of host publication||Coal: Phoenix of the 80's, Proceedings of the 64th Chemical Institute of Canada Coal Symposium|
|Editors||A. M. Taweel|
|Publisher||Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering|
|State||Published - 1982|
- Acidity of atmospheric precipitation and contributing environmental factors
Gorham, E. (1982). An air that kills - man's alteration of the chemical climate. In A. M. Taweel (Ed.), Coal: Phoenix of the 80's, Proceedings of the 64th Chemical Institute of Canada Coal Symposium Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. http://purl.umn.edu/144255