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Protecting the Ozone LayerScience and Strategy$
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Edward A. Parson

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195155495

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195155491.001.0001

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Setting the Stage

Setting the Stage

National Action and Early International Efforts, 1970–1980

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Protecting the Ozone Layer

Edward A. Parson (Contributor Webpage)

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The linked histories of science, policy, and strategy over the first decade of policy concern about the ozone layer (1970 to 1980) are detailed. First, the controversies of the early 1970s over potential ozone depiction by supersonic aircraft (through the effects of water vapour and nitrogen oxides from aircraft exhausts), and their significance for subsequent debates, are reviewed. Then the domestic controversy over chlorofluorohydrocarbons (CFCs) and ozone depletion in the USA, the parallel but more muted discussions in other countries, and the first unsuccessful attempts to develop international action on the issue are discussed. A brief account is also given of industry's initial research into CFC alternatives, and of the early ozone policy debates.

Keywords:   CFCs, chlorofluorohydrocarbons, environmental policy, international cooperation, ozone depletion, supersonic aircraft, USA

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