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Mending the Ozone Hole: Science, Technology, and Policy

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By: A Makhijani and KR Gurney

360 pages, 47 illus

MIT Press

Hardback | Nov 1995 | #41722 | ISBN: 0262133083
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Comprehensive overview of the current status of ozone depletion and its epidemiological and ecological consequences.

The most comprehensive overview of the problem of ozone depletion yet available. Packed with information, chiefly about the causes of the problem, with sound recommendations for action. Mending the Ozone Hole should be compulsory reading for politicians. It's technical enough to meet the needs of specialists, but clear enough for the concerned general reader. --New Scientist


Part 1 Causes and consequences of stratospheric ozone depletion: the scientific understanding of stratospheric ozone loss; the effects of ozone depletion. Part 2 Ozone-depleting compounds - sources, uses and alternatives: ozone-depleting compounds; goals for protecting the ozone layer; air conditioning and refrigeration; rigid foam; solvents; fire extinguishers; other uses; ozone-depleting compounds with natural and anthropogenic origins. Part 3 Policies and recommendations: the existing regulatory framework; projections of atmospheric chlorine and bromine concentrations; industry's response to ozone depletion; summary; recommendations.

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