Energy, the Environment, and Public Policy: Issues for the 1990s

By David L. McKee | Go to book overview

14
Developing Countries and the Potential for Global Warming

ROBERT J. SAUNDERS

This chapter is about global warming. It focuses on what developing countries might do to address greenhouse gas emission issues related to their use of energy and also focuses on areas where better energy sector planning and management can assist.

In the developing world there are numerous environmental problems partly arising from emissions of particulates, SO2, NOx, hydrocarbons and lead, contamination of water, deforestation, soil degradation, and sometimes the impacts of large dams. These are causing a deterioration in the quality of life and are a long-term threat to economic and human potential. Concerns about global warming, ozone layer depletion, and transboundary pollutants are justified. As noted above, this chapter addresses only one of the above environmental concerns: energy issues relating to the potential for global warming.

There is a growing concern that the buildup in the atmosphere of greenhouse trace gases -- gases mostly associated with economic activity and population growth -- could cause significant global warming leading to potentially harmful consequences for mankind. Although clear scientific evidence confirming an enhanced greenhouse warming is not available, there are, at present, a range of scenarios depicting differing possibilities for the size, timing, and global distribution of a potential warming. For this reason, this paper addresses issues pertaining to the mitigation of any global warming rather than adaptation to climatic change.

____________________
The author is indebted to numerous colleagues for their assistance in the preparation of this chapter. Foremost among them are Anthony A. Churchill and Erik Arrhenius. This chapter may not be published or quoted as representing the views of the World Bank Group, nor does the World Bank Group accept responsibility for its accuracy or completeness.

-166-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Energy, the Environment, and Public Policy: Issues for the 1990s
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 224

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.