Case study: air quality

  • T. M. Roberts
  • J. Sheail


The UN Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm in 1972, may be taken as the beginning of the current high profile of the environmental sciences in international politics. Never before had demands come from so many different quarters for scientific evidence to fuel the political arguments for improving the quality of the environment. At the top of the agenda for the Swedish hosts was publicity for a recently-completed report on the way in which rainfall acidity, caused by sulphur dioxide from the UK and other industrialized countries, was bringing about the destruction of Scandinavian lakes and forests (Royal Ministry, 1971).


Sulphur Dioxide Acid Rain Acid Deposition Royal Commission Forest Decline 
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