Pollution - Pollution: 1. Probably one of the most...

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Pollution: 1. Probably one of the most significant global environmental issues in recent years. 2. Kyoto Protocol signed in 1997, with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2010. The United States has pulled out of this agreement, generating criticism from the European Union. 3. Kyoto Protocol stands in sharp contrast to the Montreal Protocol of 1987, which addressed the issue of ozone depletion. 4. Montreal Protocol a. A definite problem was observable, namely a growing hole in the ozone layer at the poles b. Cause was definitively attributed to the use of CFC = s c. Chemical industry had developed an alternative to CFC, which they were willing to begin using Developed world was willing to assist the developing countries in eliminating CFC = s As a result of these factors, the Montreal Protocol was essentially a success. Kyoto Protocol Concerned with global warming, caused by the emission of greenhouse gasses as a result of burning fossil fuels Global warming can cause the icecaps to melt, causing a rise in ocean levels. Many
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course POLISCI 1003 taught by Professor Olson during the Fall '11 term at GWU.

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