Ozone and Global Warming: What to Do?
Weisburd, Stefi, Science News
Ozone and global warming: What to do?
If a recent Senate hearing is any indicationof the congressional mindset, policymakers are convinced that ozone depletion and "greenhouse" warming are the most serious environmental problems facing the world today. And some senators at the Jan. 28 joint hearing of the Environmental Protection and the Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Substances subcommittees were steamed up for action. The question now is: What action is best?
One course being taken by the UnitedStates and other countries is to negotiate controls of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)--human-made chemicals used for refrigeration and other purposes -- and other compounds that attack stratospheric ozone. In early December, under the auspices of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Ozone and Global Warming: What to Do?. Contributors: Weisburd, Stefi - Author. Magazine title: Science News. Volume: 131. Publication date: February 7, 1987. Page number: 86. © 2009 Science Service, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1987 Gale Group.