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Author Fleagle, Robert Guthrie, 1918-

Title Global environmental change : interactions of science, policy, and politics in the United States / Robert G. Fleagle.

Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.700973 FLEA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-232) and index.
Contents 1. The Changed View of Science. The Golden Age. The Rise of Public Concern. Focus on Global Change -- 2. The Evidence for Global Change. Effects of Radiatively Active Gases on Climate. Effects of Halocarbon Gases on Stratospheric Ozone. Effects of Chemically Active Gases and Particles. Other Changes of Global Scale -- 3. Projections of the Future. Greenhouse Warming. Stratospheric Ozone. Acid Precipitation -- 4. Policy Implications for the United States. Sea Level Rise. Changes in River Flow and Water Storage. Effects on Ecosystems, Agriculture, Forests, and Fish Populations. Impacts on Energy Production and Use. Industry: Impacts and Opportunities. Economic Costs of Global Change. Concluding Remarks -- 5. The Policy Landscape: The Academic and Professional Sector. The Universities. The National Academy of Sciences. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research-National Center for Atmospheric Research. Scientific and Professional Societies. Industry. The Press.
6. The Policy Landscape: The Government Sector. Mission Agencies of Government. Policy Agencies -- 7. The Policy Landscape: The Grass Roots. Organizations of Professionals. Public Interest "Think Tanks" Environmental Organizations. Local Organizations. Concluding Remarks -- 8. The International Perspective. The Research Road to Global Change. The Policy Road to Global Change. Concluding Remarks -- 9. The Search for Effective Science-Policy Interactions. Structural Elements of the Mechanism. A Summary Look at the Record. Preparing for Future Global Change.
Subject Environmental policy -- United States.
Global environmental change.
ISBN 0275944778 (alk. paper)