Global Environmental Change: Interactions of Science, Policy, and Politics in the United States

Global Environmental Change: Interactions of Science, Policy, and Politics in the United States

by Robert G. Fleagle
     
 

Global Environmental Change reviews the facts and the uncertainties relating to some of the major environmental issues facing us today—greenhouse warming, loss of stratospheric ozone, and acid precipitation—and shows how these facts and uncertainties are dealt with by both governmental and nongovernmental agencies. Anticipated environmental changes in

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Global Environmental Change reviews the facts and the uncertainties relating to some of the major environmental issues facing us today—greenhouse warming, loss of stratospheric ozone, and acid precipitation—and shows how these facts and uncertainties are dealt with by both governmental and nongovernmental agencies. Anticipated environmental changes in future decades are described and explained, and the consequences of those projected changes are described for rise of sea level, water resources, agriculture, ecological systems, and other topics. Three chapters of the study are devoted to the roles of academic institutions, government agencies, and nongovernmental agencies in developing and implementing policies. Another chapter discusses the relationship of U.S. research and environmental policy to international research and environmental policy, emphasizing how new concepts relating to global change have emerged from earlier research and out of the growing recognition of the seriousness of environmental problems. Finally, the work addresses the need for more effective interactions of science and policy.

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Fleagle (emeritus, atmospheric sciences, U. of Washington) reviews the facts and the uncertainties relating to some major environmental issues--greenhouse warming, loss of stratospheric ozone, and acid precipitation--and shows how governmental and nongovernmental agencies are dealing with them. He calls strongly for more effective interactions of science and policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275944773
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1994
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1590L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

ROBERT G. FLEAGLE is Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington and a Senior Fellow in the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean. He has served as a member of the staff and as a consultant to the Office of Science and Technology of the Executive Office of the President and as a consultant to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Professor Fleagle is past President of the American Meteorological Society. He is the author, with J.A. Businger, of An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics (1980) and the editor of two books on weather modification policy.

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