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Frank H. T. Rhodes

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780801478239

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.001.0001

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The Polluted Planet

The Polluted Planet

Chapter:
(p.183) Chapter 14 The Polluted Planet
Source:
Earth
Author(s):

Frank H. T. Rhodes

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0014

This chapter offers insights into the Earth's pollution as well as some remedies to alleviate it. As all living organisms create pollution to some extent, the chapter will examine pollution occurring at a degree in which it renders the environment unfit for its natural use (such as providing air for animals to breathe, water for fish to swim in, and soil for plants to grow in). Furthermore, the chapter contends that if pollution occurs as mentioned above, then pollution becomes a matter of public concern, irrespective of local boundaries—pollution, simply put, can rarely be contained. The chapter puts forward the legislation arising out of particularly infamous instances of pollution, as well as the sources and effects of pollution—some natural, some artificial—and contends that while the former might be inevitable, the latter can still be remedied.

Keywords:   pollution, natural pollution, pollution legislation, pollution causes, pollution effects, pollution sources, pollution remedies

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