Ozone Crisis
The 15th Year Evolution of a Sudden Global Emergency

Roan, Sharon L.
Publisher:  John Wiley & Sons
Year Published:  1989  
Pages:  270pp   Price:  $24.95   ISBN:  ISBN 0-471-61985-X
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX3944

Abstract:  In Ozone Crisis, science writer Sharon Roan chronicles the experiences of F. Sherwood Rowland and Mario Melinax who first discovered that the widespread release of chlorofluorocarbons -- or CFCs -- into the earth's atmosphere was eating away at the ozone layer. This discovery was first made in 1973, however warnings about the loss of the ozone layer went largely unheeded until 1985, when, on an expedition to Antarctica, a dramatic thinning of the ozone was discovered.
Ozone Crisis explores why it took so long for the world's leaders to take this matter seriously. Also, it looks at the actions taken by world governments to reduce or ban CFCs, including a March 1989 plan by the European Community to eliminate CFCs by the end of the century. It examines chronologically the efforts made to face and control this crisis, for she feels the destruction of the ozone layer is a problem that effects us all and we all share the responsibility for finding a solution.