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The acid rain debate

science and special interests in policy formation

by Bruce A. Forster

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Published by Iowa State University Press in Ames .
Written in English

  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Acid rain -- Environmental aspects -- United States.,
    • Acid rain -- Government policy -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-159) and index.

      StatementBruce A. Forster.
      SeriesContemporary issues in natural resources and environmental policy ;, # 3
      LC ClassificationsTD195.5 .F67 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 166 p. :
      Number of Pages166
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1741297M
      ISBN 10081381684X
      LC Control Number92047434

        Study led by Charles T Driscoll of Syracuse University finds that acid rain is more densely wound into ecosystems of Northeast and will be harder to fight than scientists previously believed. (Robert) Angus Smith FRS (15 February – 12 May ) was a Scottish chemist, who investigated numerous environmental is known for his research on air pollution in , in the course of which he discovered what came to be known as acid is sometimes referred to as the 'Father of Acid Rain'.Alma mater: University of Glasgow.   Back in the s this was of little concern to growers as these levels were continually topped up by “atmospheric deposition”, ie acid rain. Fast forward to and this is increasingly.

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The Acid Rain Debate: Science and Special Interests in Policy Formation (NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY SERIES) 1st Edition by. Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries: The Role of Scientists in the U.S. Acid Rain Debate: The Role of Scientists in the Rain Debate - Kindle edition by Alm, Leslie R.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries: The Role of Scientists in the U Cited by: 5. Alm provides a descriptive analysis of the science-policy linkage that defined the policy debate over acid rain in the United States.

He focuses on the role that science and scientists played in both defining the acid rain problem as one worthy of policy consideration and in framing the acid rain issue in a way that would prompt action to reduce pollution levels.

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Open : Print version: Acid rain debate: scientific, economic and political dimensions. London ; New York, New York: Routledge,c xvi, pages Westview special studies in science, technology, and public policy.

ISBN: (DLC) ISBN. (e-book). This study describes the origins of acid rain, how it is formed, the ecological and human effects, and prevention methods. It also examines debates within the scientific community as Author: James L.

Regens, Robert W. Rycroft. Acid Rain: Reign of Controversy Hardcover – May 1, by Archie M. Kahan (Author) › Visit Amazon's Archie M.

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This study describes the origins of acid rain, how it is formed, the ecological and human effects, and prevention methods. It also examines debates within the scientific community as a basis for evaluating policy decisions.

A comprehensive review of pollution control techniques questions which technologies are currently available, their future availability, or whether they are merely theoretical. Acid rain is rain that has a pH less than 5 (Figure below).

Acidity is measured on the pH scale. Lower numbers are more acidic, and higher numbers are less acidic (also called more alkaline). An acid has a pH of less than 7.

The pH of normal rain is It’s slightly acidic because carbon dioxide in the air dissolves in rain. Acid rain is a widespread term used to describe all forms of acid precipitation (rain, snow, hail and fog).

Atmospheric pollutants, particularly oxides of sulphur and nitrogen, can cause precipitation to become more acidic when converted to sulphuric and nitric acids, hence the term acid rain.

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. This article is more than 2 years old. Remember the big “acid rain” scare during the s and s attributing damage to Author: Larry Bell.

Acid rain comes in the form of rain, fog, smog and dry depositions, and it harms forests, kills fish and erodes rocks and buildings. It is caused by excessive emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide compounds from industrial and natural sources.

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Explains the effects of acid rain on our planet, such as the health risks to humans, plants, and animals, and suggests ways to help alleviate the problem.4/5(3). The acid rain debate now embraces many western countries - including Canada, the US, England, Scotland, Wales, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, West Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland - and a growing number of eastern countries - including the Soviet Union,more».

Acid Rain as the name suggests can be said to be the precipitation of acid in the form of rain in the simplest manner. When atmospheric pollutants like oxides of nitrogen and sulphur react with rainwater and come down with the rain, then this results in Acid Rain.

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming is a non-fiction book by American historians of science Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. identifies parallels between the global warming controversy and earlier controversies over tobacco smoking, acid rain, DDT, and the hole in the ozone : Naomi Oreskes, Erik M.

Conway. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Acid rain debate. Boulder: Westview Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. This is the story of the common thread that links lung cancer, nuclear weapons, acid rain, the ozone hole, pesticides, and climate change together.

WASHINGTON THE current debate in the nation's capital over acid rain offers a classic demonstration of how scien ce can be i ndentured as a handmaiden of policy. Less than two years ago, in the Carter Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency determined.

Mechanisms and Effects of Acid Rain on EnvironmentCited by: 3. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Forster, Bruce A. (Bruce Alexander), Acid rain debate. Ames: Iowa State University Press, In the debate concerning acid rain, Nierenberg and Singer reverted back to the Tobacco Strategy’s destruction of facts, arguing that science was too uncertain to present the causality between industrial chemical use and acid rain.

Description: This title, first published inprovides an authoritative account of both the science and the politics of acid rain. Chris Park places the debates surrounding acid rain in context, and examines the full implications of scientific studies and the effects of acid rain on surface waters, soils and buildings.

At the height of the acid rain problem, sulfur dioxide from burning coal drifted into the atmosphere and lowered the pH of rainwater. When this acidic rain fell to the ground, it leached calcium from the soil, depriving plants of a key nutrient.

Acid rain also dissolved aluminum-rich minerals. Iain Hollingshead: Only Britain has regularly been called "the dirty man of Europe", principally for its failure to cut the sulphur and nitrogen emissions that brought the issue of acid rain Author: Iain Hollingshead.

Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it has elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH).It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids.

The acid rain policy to be considered by the executive committee of the conference Sunday calls for a reduction of 10 million tons of sulfur dioxide emissions in two stages over 10 years.

Climate Alarmists Follow Acid Rain Scare-Book There is nothing coincidental about common déjà vu features of a CO2 climate crisis-premised war on fossil fuels and a hysterically-hyped sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission acid rain environmental calamity a half-century ago.

Acid rain became an "issue" in when Congress passed the Acid Deposition Act. After a ten year study, National Acidic Precipitation Assessment Program reported that there wasn't much of a problem with acid rain. The first report was rejected and Congress went ahead and amended the Clean Air Act to mandate SO2 and NOx.

title = {Benefits of acid rain controls}, author = {Hawkins, D.G.}, abstractNote = {The acid rain debate has been distorted by a mistaken political paradigm.

This paradigm holds that acid rain controls will benefit only a few lakes and streams, mostly in the Adirondack Mountains in northeastern New York State. “This is an excellent book It should be read in classrooms on both sides of the border and in the new Canadian embassy building in Washington, D.C.” —Political Science/Science Politique “Students of public policy will find this book a useful study of the public and private instruments and forces engaged in the acid-rain 4/5(1).

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The Acid Rain Debate. Bybee, Rodger; And Others. Science Teacher, v51 n4 p Apr Describes an activity which provides opportunities for role-playing as industrialists, ecologists, and government officials.

The activity involves forming an international commission on acid rain, taking testimony, and, based on the testimony, making Cited by:   Continue reading the main story.

CHEAP FUEL, ACID RAIN: NATIONAL DEBATE. By Robert Braile. outreach on acid rain, EPA first devel-oped this guide in This revised guide is designed to help students better understand the science, cause and effect, and regulatory and citizen action that are part of understanding and addressing acid rain.

This book is intended for teachers of students in 6th-8th grade. It is written at. Second book in the series, Acid rain is fast paced, full of action with many twists and turns. Predictable at times, the author has delivered a story that features vampires, werewolves and witch.

Main characters Sam and Lance are strong and well defined/5. Acid Rain "Acid Rain," or more precisely acidic precipitation, is the term used to describe rainfall that has a pH level of less than a pH of 7 being neutral.

This form of air pollution is currently a subject of great controversy because of the damage it does to the environment and property worldwide. Acid Rain Report Unleashes a Torrent of Criticism. A comprehensive Federal report that was supposed to resolve the issue of how much damage is caused to forests by acid rain.

'Acid rain' is a broad term used to describe several ways that acids fall out of the atmosphere. A more precise term is acid deposition, which has two parts: wet and dry. Wet deposition refers to acidic rain, fog, and snow. As this acidic water flows over and through the ground, it affects a variety of plants and animals.

The strength of the effects depends on many factors, including how 3/5(1). Get this from a library! The acid rain debate: scientific, economic, and political dimensions.

[Ernest J Yanarella; Randal H Ihara;] -- This collection of essays by noted academicians, lawyers, energy agency administrators, and research analysts focuses on the political and legal aspects of the acid rain debate, the policy options.Get this from a library! Air Pollution: Improved Atmospheric Model Should Help Focus Acid Rain Debate.

[GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV.;] -- Acid rain continues to be one of the most hotly debated environmental issues facing the nation. Much of the disagreement concerns the level of controls to be .You can tell an environmental problem has gone off the radar screen when Friends of the Earth don't have anybody tracking it, and that's the case with acid rain.

There is currently no acid rain.