List of figures vi
List of tables ix
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
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