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The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780737751864
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 2/25/2011
  • Series: Global Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Introduction 16

Chapter 1 Air Quality Worldwide

1 The Global Air Quality Outlook: An Overview United Nations Environment Programme 22

2 European Air Quality Is Improving by Reducing Emissions: European Environment Agency (EEA) 33

3 China Struggles to Improve Air Quality Andreas Lorenz 41

4 United Arab Emirates Evaluates Air Quality Khaleej Times 50

5 Singapore Assesses Air Qualityx: Singapore Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources 55

6 Iraq's Pressing Environmental Problems Hayder Najm 63

7 Ukraine Cuts CO2 Emissions, but Citizens See Little Difference Kyiv Post 68

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 72

Chapter 2 The Health Effects of Air Pollution

1 Global Assessment of the Issue of Indoor Air Pollution: World Health Organization (WHO) 74

2 United Kingdom Is Concerned About: Deaths Caused by Air Pollution Nina Lakhani 82

3 India Recognizes the Growing Problem of Indoor Air Pollution Aruna Chandaraju 89

4 Central and Southern Asia Deal with a Growing Number of Asthma Sufferers: Medical News Today 96

5 Canadian Statistics on Health Problems Caused by Air Pollution Are Problematic Ross McKitrick 102

6 Mexico City Residents Suffer from a Loss of Smell from Chronic Air Pollution Mica Rosenberg 108

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 112

Chapter 3 The Political and Economical Effects of Air Pollution Policy

1 China Is Suspicious of Western Environmental Motives Yu Zheng 114

2 Iceland's Erupting Volcano Reflects Political and Economic Strife Alda Sigmundsdóttir 119

3 China's Explosive Growth Leads to Environmental Challenges Jonathan Watts Randeep Ramesh 123

4 Kuwait Formulates a Plan to Alleviate Air Pollution Problems Nawara Fattahova 132

5 Europe Worries That Cleaner Air Accelerates Climate Change Volker Mrasek 136

6 Hong Kong and Taiwanese Air Pollution Is Exacerbated by Chinese Sandstorms: Staff Writers, Hong Kong, Agence France-Presse 142

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 147

Chapter 4 Strategies for Reducing Air Pollution

1 India Uses Giant Air Purifiers to Alleviate Air Pollution Pratap Chakravarty 149

2 Global Scientists Propose Biochar as a Cleaner Energy Source Chris Goodall 154

3 Scotland Is in Danger of Becoming a Haven for Polluters Jenny Fyall 161

4 South Africa Is Finding a Solution to Burning Tire Pollution Vuyo Mabandla Taylor Ervin 166

5 Israel Passes a Clean Air Law: Adam Teva V'Din - Israel Union for Environmental Defense 170

6 Canada Pioneers the Use of Carbon Capture and Storage Systems Stephen Harper 177

7 London Formulates Clean Air Strategy: Greater London Authority 182

8 South Africa Makes Fuel from Rubbish Emily Miller 190

9 Egypt Debates Policies to Eliminate: Its "Black Cloud" of Pollution Hoda Baraka 197

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 202

For Further Discussion 203

Organizations to Contact 205

Bibliography of Books 212

Index 215

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