Global environmental crises: an Australian perspective
This book explores the diverse environmental problems we currently face. Emphasizing problems in Australia, this book is built around case studies focusing on health, population, land, water, forests, the atmosphere, and urbanization. This new edition includes substantial new data, extensive coverage of global environmental problems, and new material on population, water, and international cooperation.
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POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT 40
FOOD FIBRE AND LAND 84
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Africa Agenda 21 agriculture annual areas Asia atmosphere Australia Australian Government Basin biophysical Canberra capita cent century CFCs Chapter cities climate change conservation consumption Convention crops cycle deforestation desertification disease Earth Earth Summit ecological Ecologically Sustainable Development economic emissions emitted energy enhanced greenhouse effect environmental issues erosion example Figure forests fossil fuels global greenhouse effect greenhouse gases groundwater high-income countries high-income nations human impacts important increase industrial inputs involved irrigation land degradation levels low-income countries low-income nations major ment natural ozone depletion particular photochemical smog plants political pollution population growth Press New York processes production radiation rainfall rainforest rates reduce regions result river runoff salinity Section social soil solar sources species strategies surface sustainable development Sydney temperature timber tion tropical UNCED urban urban heat island vegetation warming waste water quality water resources water supply