Environmental Pollution and its Relation to Climate Change


Editor: Ahmed El Nemr
Series: Pollution Science, Technology, and Abatement

The Industrial Revolution brought prosperity and social changes that altered the direction of nations. The extensive use of coal as an energy source and the accompanied severe water, air and soil pollution was the downside of such industrial proliferation. This was followed in the second millennium by different kind of pollution again derived from the combustion of oil and, in particular, vehicle fuels. The pollution problem relating to vehicle use widely varies from country to country and from one town or city to another and is dictated not just by the volume of traffic but also by the prevailing weather conditions. The range of pollutants produced is also wide although oxides of nitrogen, carbon, ozone, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and suspended particulates appear to be the most important. The Industrial Revolution introduced wide varieties of pollutants to the water, air and soil. Most of these pollutants have adverse effects on many biological systems including trees, grassland, arable crops and farm animals. Also, this severe pollution has an impact on human health and on the earth’s climate, leading to the introduction of stringent emission control measures in many countries with attendant improvement in impacts of these pollutants. The purpose of this review book is to document the latest research in the climate change field and its relation to pollution.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Links between Air Pollution and Climate Change and Their Interactive Effects
Ahmed El Nemr

Chapter 2. Reviewing Experiences from Managing Atmospheric Pollution to Help Facilitate Responses to Climate Change
Livia Bizikova, Ian Burton, Erica Crawford-Boettcher and Thea Dickinson

Chapter 3. Catalytic Regulation and Utilization of Greenhouse Gases
Benjaram M. Reddy, Gode Thrimurthulu and Pankaj Bharali

Chapter 4. Reducing Transport‘s Impact on Climate Change
Patrick Moriarty and Damon Honnery

Chapter 5. Aerosol- Climate Interactions: Examples from Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region
Long S. Chiu

Chapter 6. Recent Climatic Changes in Some Selected Cities in Bangladesh – A Case Study on Sylhet
Jahir Bin Alam, Sirajul Islam and Rezaul Kabir Chowdhuary

Chapter 7. Transition to a Carbon-Frugal Future
Fereidoon P. Sioshansi

Chapter 8. Energy Research, Environment, Applications and Sustainable Development
Abdeen Mustafa Omer

Chapter 9. The New EU Climate and Energy Policy – Sustainability Performance of the Different Power Generation Technologies
Christian Kirchsteiger

Chapter 10. Vulnerability of Renewable Energy to Global Climate Change: The Cases of Hydro and Wind Power Generation in Brazil
André Frossard Pereira de Lucena, Alexandre Szklo, Roberto Schaeffer, Isabella Vaz Leal Costa, and Ricardo Marques Dutra

Chapter 11. Use of Remote Sensing in Environmental Pollution and Climate Change
Yuanzhi Zhang and Su Yan

Chapter 12. The Use of Spectral Remote Sensing for Detecting and Monitoring Gaseous Emission from Active Coal Fires
Prasun K Gangopadhyay, Freek van der Meer and Paul van Dijk

Chapter 13. An Integrated Analysis of Aerosols, Trace Gases and Particulate Matter over Tropical Urban Region, Hyderabad, India Using Ground Based Measurements and Satellite Data
K. V. S. Badarinath, Shailesh Kumar Kharol, Anu Rani Sharma and Krishna Prasad Vadrevu

Chapter 14. Development of Regional Climate Change Scenarios and Their Application into Agricultural Risk Assessment: A Review
Qunying Luo

Chapter 15. Plant Responses Due to Climate Change
Ahmed El Nemr

Chapter 16. Climate Change, Adaptation Strategies and Annual Crop Production on the Canadian Prairies
Herb W. Cutforth

Chapter 17. A Simple Geospatial Model Climate–Based for Designing Erosive Rainfall Pattern
Nazzareno Diodato and Massimo Fagnano

Chapter 18. Climate Change and Microbial Interaction
Nermeen A. El-Sersy and Gehan M. Abou-Elela

Chapter 19. Harmful Algal Blooms: Future Threats in a Warmer World
Lorraine C. Backer and Stephanie K. Moore

Chapter 20. Continuous Global Warming or Progressive Part of Long Term Temperature Cycle “Personal History with the Problem”
Ibrahim A. A. Maiyza

Chapter 21. The Impact of Environmental Pollution on Immovable Cultural Heritage: Decay Mechanisms, Products and Analytical Techniques to Evaluate the Impact
M. Maguregui, I. Martínez-Arkarazo,K. Castro, and J.M. Madariaga

Chapter 22. Mitigating Climate Change
Patrick Moriarty and Damon Honnery

Chapter 23. Climate Change Mitigation Policies and Post-Kyoto Climate Change Mitigation Regimes: Lithuanian Case
Dalia Streimikiene

Chapter 24. Governmental Policies on Perfluorocompounds (PFCs) Emissions Mitigation and its Cleaner Production Measures – Case Study in Taiwan
Wen-Tien Tsai

Chapter 25 Global and Regional Impacts of the Clean Development Mechanism
Shunli Wang, Henri L.F. de Groot, Peter Nijkamp and Erik T. Verhoef

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