Contents

List of figures vi

List of tables ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xiii

List of acronyms xv

1 SETTING THE SCENE 1

2 THE ATMOSPHERE 14

3 DROUGHT, FAMINE AND DESERTIFICATION 40

4 ACID RAIN 70

5 ATMOSPHERIC TURBIDITY 100

6 THE THREAT TO THE OZONE LAYER 121

7 THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT AND GLOBAL WARMING 144

8 PRESENT PROBLEMS, FUTURE PROSPECTS 173

Glossary 186

Bibliography 203

Index 217

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