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Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution

Rachel Emma Rothschild

Abstract

The environmental repercussions from fossil fuel use have drawn increasing attention from the public in recent years, particularly as climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing threats facing our planet. Yet the idea that fossil fuel pollution could travel across vast stretches of the earth’s atmosphere to impact ecosystems around the world has a much longer history, one with implications for how we address our current environmental crisis. Poisonous Skies is an attempt to understand the history of our knowledge about fossil fuel pollutants and how scientists and policymakers came ... More

Keywords: acid rain, environmental science, environmental diplomacy, fossil fuels, energy, Cold War, pollution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226634715
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226634852.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Emma Rothschild, author
New York University