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Global Environmental Issues

  • Alsharifa Hind MohammadEmail author
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Abstract

Major Environmental Issues is a phrase that refers to the effects of human activities towards the nature; these actions cause instability in the one or more elements of the natural system. This chapter sheds the light on some of these major issues to increase the human awareness about the environment. Water issues come in the first rank as it is defined as a major factor for living thing; water quality and quality taken into consideration during editing this chapter. Air is another important element of any ecosystem; air pollution causes were produced in this part. Climate change; the newly issue faces the earth was selected to be studied within this chapter because it is one if the major environmental issues that id alarming nowadays and its effect is appearing clearly. Ozone layer and acid rain are other two important issues that are studied because of their negative effects on human and ecosystems in our nature.

Keywords

Water scarcity Air pollution Ozone layer Acid rain 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Water, Energy and Environment CenterThe University of JordanAmmanJordan

Section editors and affiliations

  • Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Environmental SciencesNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkUSA

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