Environment: Opposing Viewpoints Series

Environment: Opposing Viewpoints Series

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ISBN-13: 9780737722307
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 08/26/2004
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?11
Introduction14
Chapter 1Is There an Environmental Crisis?
Chapter Preface18
1An Environmental Crisis Exists20
2An Environmental Crisis Does Not Exist28
3Global Warming Is a Serious Problem36
4Global Warming Is Not a Serious Problem43
5Population Growth Causes Environmental Problems53
6Population Growth Does Not Cause Environmental Problems63
Periodical Bibliography72
Chapter 2How Can Pollution Best Be Prevented?
Chapter Preface74
1Government Regulations Help Prevent Water Pollution76
2Government Regulations Do Not Prevent Water Pollution82
3Renewable Energy Can Prevent Pollution89
4Renewable Energy Is Expensive and Will Not Prevent Pollution96
5Recycling Can Reduce Pollution100
6Recycling Does Not Reduce Pollution108
Periodical Bibliography115
Chapter 3Is the American Lifestyle Bad for the Environment?
Chapter Preface117
1American Consumption Patterns Destroy the Environment119
2American Consumption Patterns Are Good for the Environment123
3Sport Utility Vehicles Are Bad for the Environment129
4Sport Utility Vehicles Do Not Harm the Environment133
5Sprawl Is Harmful to Wildlife137
6Sprawl Is Not Harmful to Wildlife145
Periodical Bibliography153
Chapter 4What Policies Will Improve the Environment?
Chapter Preface155
1Emissions Trading Will Improve the Environment157
2Emissions Trading May Worsen the Environment163
3The Endangered Species Act Should Be Preserved168
4The Endangered Species Act Must Be Reformed173
5Controlled Fires Are Beneficial to Forests180
6Controlled Fires Are Harmful to Forests184
Periodical Bibliography189
For Further Discussion190
Organizations to Contact192
Bibliography of Books196
Index198

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