The Endangered Atmosphere: Preserving a Global Commons

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The Endangered Atmosphere: Preserving a Global Commons describes and analyzes four cases of international response to global atmospheric policy issues. The first three—nuclear testing, transboundary air pollution, and stratospheric ozone depletion—are used to set up an analytical discussion of the fourth, climate change.

The historical chapters, which are excellent and could easily stand alone independent of the analytical chapters, provide a detailed history of international decisionmaking in each case study. Undergraduate and graduate students studying any physical or social science related to atmospheric or environmental policy would learn much from these chapters.

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