Ozone and Climate Change: A Beginner's Guide

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Humankind has dramatically altered the composition of the atmosphere during the past 150 years, chiefly by increasing the concentrations of naturally occurring greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and, in the last half century, by introducing new ones. Excessive amounts of greenhouse gases trap heat, which the earth would normally radiate back to space, thereby affecting the energy-storage capacity of the atmosphere and oceans.
In recent decades the ozone layer has been severely damaged by man-made chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Though their use is now prohibited, they will remain in the atmosphere for many decades and, with their effects exacerbated by global warming, will continue to destroy ozone for many years to come.
The greatest concern for our well-being during the next millennium is that a modified climate now seems inevitable. How much can we afford to let it change? This highly accessible book introduces and explains the processes causing these interrelated environmental crises, examines the measures currently being formulated to tackle them, and considers how effective such measures are likely to be.

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Stephen J. Reid has worked in the field of atmospheric science since 1987. He was awarded the Sir Granville Beynon Prize in 1994 for his doctoral thesis in physics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Dr. Reid is currently a research fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

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I have written the kind of book I myself would have wanted to read before becoming a specialist in atmospheric physics and chemistry. In it, I have tried to explain our roles in ozone depletion and climate change, viewing these influences against the large natural variability in both atmospheric ozone and climate. I conclude the book by expressing some personal views which have grown out of numerous discussions with other researchers over the past decade.

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