Environmental Policy and Public Health: Air Pollution, Global Climate Change, and Wilderness

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 9, 2011 - Medical - 500 pages
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This textbook provides an overview of the major environmental policy issues, past and present, and explains the interplay among law, science, and advocacy as related to environmental policymaking in the United States and abroad.

Environmental Policy and Public Health examines the main sources of pollution and threats to environmental integrity and explores the consequences of pollution on the environment and the population. Throughout the book, noted environmental policy expert William N. Rom explains the legal basis for environmental action, beginning with the Clean Air Act, the Wilderness Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and international treaties. In addition to providing information about existing laws, the author presents potential policy alternatives that offer real-world solutions.

Comprehensive in scope, the book incorporates developments in law, economics, global warming, and air pollution. Environmental Policy and Public Health covers these topics and also puts an emphasis on wilderness protection. An important focus of the book is an assessment of the role of policy analysis in the formation and implementation of national and local environmental policy.

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"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late." William Shakespeare
We the society sit entertained in virtuality while our children's
future weeps. Even if there is a one percent chance we can turn GW around we need to seize the moment. Many don't seem to grasp the power and momentum of weather, until it's too late.
It isn't whether fracking methane is better than coal or petrol is better, it's that they all have the same goal.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
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Environmental Policy and Public Health: Air Pollution, Global Climate Change ...
William N. Rom is a great book by a great man who cares about the family's future.
Price of the book must be made affordable for the masses, although what's available for free makes good enough points.
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Contents

Chapter
1
1 Comparison of growth areas
5
Chapter
16
1 Site of particle deposition 19
19
6 Communityspecific proportion of 18yearolds
26
exerciseinduced stress and exposure to diesel
35
Chapter
41
Notes 369
78
1 Global average temperature 18502007
183
Climate change
195
64
199
National Green Energy Plan
205
1 Global oil reserves
209
3 Annual direct normal solar radiation twoaxis
231
Climate Change Policy Options
241
1 LiebermanWarner Climate Security Act allows
258

men in three categories of tobacco use
83
and age at quitting smoking in men in the
92
5 Annual adult per capita consumption
93
Mercury and Lead
101
35
106
1 The World Trade Center disaster
117
59
147
Chlorofluorocarbons and the Development
159
1 Regions of the atmosphere
163
4 Largest Antarctic ozone hole ever recorded
169
Global Warming Science and Consequences
179
Environmental Policy and the Land
267
1 Robert Marshall
270
2 The signing of the historic Private Land
281
CONTENTS
287
3 Caribbean National Forest wild and scenic
291
A Case Study
319
1 Olaus and Mardy Murie in the Sheenjek River
321
2 Author in the North Koyukuk River Valley with
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William N. Rom MD, MPH, is Sol and Judith Bergstein Professor of Medicine, Departments of Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) and Environmental Medicine and director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, director of the NYU Lung Cancer Biomarker Center, and director of the Chest Service and Environmental Lung Disease Laboratory at Bellevue Hospital Center. He recently was chair of the American Thoracic Society Environmental Health Policy Committee and on staff for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for the first global warming debate in fall 2003.

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