Air Pollution and Global Warming
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Richard B. Philp
Evidence of the impact of global warming on the environment is reviewed such as melting
glaciers and sea ice and water levels in lakes. Its impact on the biological world and on human health is
also reviewed. Agents responsible for the greenhouse effect, such as water vapour and fossil fuel
combustion are discussed. Specific examples include automotive sources, coal-fired electrical
generators and the Alberta tar sands. Computer modeling, often a target of those who choose to
discredit the fact of global warming, is also dealt with.
Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), politics of global warming, earth
mean temperature, glacial melting, arctic ice, albedo effect, walrus stampede, polar bears, antarctic ice
shelves, computer models, sea level changes, species migrations, water vapour, fossil fuel combustion, fuel
alternatives, alberta tar sands.
The University of Western Ontario Canada