Environmental aspects of light pollution

  • Kohei Narisada
  • Duco Schreuder
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 322)

Abstract

The Earth is heating up. Over the last million years, the average temperature of the Earth varied greatly in what seems a random fashion. In more recent years, there seems, however, to be a systematic, steep rise in temperature. The estimates of the temperature rise are not very precise for three reasons. The first reason is that the data show considerable stochastic differences from one year to the other. The second reason is that the temperature has been measured on a world-wide scale only since the middle of the 20th century and the third reason is that the temperature changes considerably by natural causes. The most dramatic consequence of the global temperature rise is the rise of the sea level. The sea level rise constitutes a severe hazard for the world, particularly in low countries like Bangladesh or parts of China, the USA, and the Netherlands.

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Methane Dust Europe Diesel Turkey 

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