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Understanding atmospheric change: a survey of the background science and implications of climate change and ozone depletion. State of the environment report.




EARTH'S NATURAL CLIMATE. The natural global system. The global heat engine. Incoming solar radiation. Outgoing heat radiation. Climatic balance. Climates of the past. Reconstructing climate. The past million years. The last millennium. Climates of Canada's past. ENHANCING THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT. Carbon dioxide. Methane. Other greenhouse gases. Other human influences. PREDICTING CLIMATE CHANGE. Mathematical climate models. Models experiment results. Is the earth getting warmer?. A WARMER WORLD. Narural unmanaged ecosystems. Agriculture. Coastal regions. Other impacts. Implications for global security. A WARMER CANADA. Canada's forests. Agriculture. Water resources. Snow and ice. Coastal flooding. Other effects. OZONE LAYER DEPLETION. The chemistry of the ozone layer. Changing the ozone layer. Effects of ozone layer depletion. HOW DO WE RESPOND?. Dealing with scientific uncertainty. Towards an international consensus. The global responce. The Canadian response. The role of the citizen. Pretecting the atmosphere: a personal agenda. Source references for figures and tables. For further reading. State of the environment report series.

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