society 3 - Definitions:...

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- Definitions: IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change CFC – Chlorofluorocarbons Realist/Constructionist views – How we talk about the environment NIMBY – Not in my back yard GDP – gross domestic product – total amount of goods / services produced in  a country per year PQLI – physical quality of life index - Natural disasters worldwide Increasing – greater incidence of extreme weather - Two-Ozone problem Upper atmosphere ozone protects human health and life from UV radiation Increase in “ozone hole” leads to increase in skin cancer rates Reduction of CFC production slowed loss of ozone Ground-level ozone forms when sunlight glares down and reacts with fossil- fuel combustion, creating dangerous “smog” - Particulates and acid rain o Large urban areas face hazard of particulates in air, which penetrate deeply  into lung tissue and cause breathing problems o A 2006 study found that over 160,000 Americans die prematurely each year 
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course SOC 20630 taught by Professor Epitropolous during the Spring '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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