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Acid Rain Science and Politics in Japan A History of Knowledge and Action toward Sustainability (Politics, Science, and the Environment) by Ken Wilkening

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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English


  • Environmentalist thought & ideology,
  • Political science & theory,
  • Pollution & threats to the environment,
  • Science,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Physics,
  • Acid rain,
  • Environmental management,
  • Government policy,
  • History,
  • Japan

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9688739M
ISBN 100262232359
ISBN 109780262232357

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Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it has elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH).It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids. Apr 04,  · BOOK REVIEW Kenneth E. Wilkening, Acid Rain Science and Politics in Japan (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, ) Paul Erickson Received: 22 November /Accepted: 22 November / Published online: 17 April # National Science Council, Taiwan Much recent scholarship in science and technology studies has focused on understanding the. The phrase acid rain was first used in by Scottish chemist Robert Angus Smith during his investigation of rainwater chemistry near industrial cities in England and phenomenon became an important part of his book Air and Rain: The Beginnings of a Chemical Climatology (). It was not until the late s and early s, however, that acid rain was recognized as a regional. acid rain or acid deposition, form of precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, or hail) containing high levels of sulfuric or nitric acids (pH below –).Produced when sulfur dioxide and various nitrogen oxides combine with atmospheric moisture, acid rain can contaminate drinking water, damage vegetation and aquatic life, and erode buildings and monuments.

The Politics of Acid Rain. In response, Congress created the Acid Rain Program under Title IV (Acid Deposition Control) of the Clean Air Act Amendments (PL ). Chinese emissions are blamed for more than 27 percent of NO 5 acid rain in Japan and more than half in North Korea. Acid Rain Science and Politics in Japan is the first book to trace in detail both the science and politics of an environmental problem in Japan from its origin in the country's opening to the West in the late s to the present. It is certainly the first related to the acid deposition problem. The book is . Acid Rain Science and Politics in Japan is a pioneering work in environmental and Asian history as well as an in-depth analysis of the influence of science on domestic and international environmental politics. Kenneth Wilkening's study also illuminates the global struggle to create sustainable societies. In both China and Japan, acid rain is a serious and growing problem. Acid rain in China is mostly caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide by power plants, industrial boilers, ore smelters and oil refineries, though smaller stationary combustion sources also contribute to the problem in urban areas. 1 According to Sinton (), coal combustion is responsible for 94% of all sulfur dioxide Cited by:

After Acid Rain, Lakes Are Turning to ‘Jelly’ Tiny, jelly-clad crustaceans known as Holopedium are thriving in some Canadian lakes after years of acid rain, threatening the food chain and. The Kosaka mine (小坂鉱山, Kosaka Kozan) was one of the largest copper, lead and zinc mines in Japan. The mine is located in Tōhoku region of northern Japan in the town of Kosaka, Akita mine had reserves amounting to 30 million tonnes of ore grading % lead, % zinc, million oz of gold and million oz of grupo-operativo-gei-porcino.comy: Dowa Holdings. Kenneth E. Wilkening, Acid Rain Science and Politics in Japan: A History of Knowledge and Action toward Sustainability Virginia M. Walsh, Global Institutions and Social Knowledge: Generating Research at the Scripps Institution and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Com-mission, s – sCited by: Jan 23,  · Acid rain is made up of water droplets that are unusually acidic because of atmospheric pollution, most notably the excessive amounts of sulfur and nitrogen released by cars and industrial processes. Acid rain is also called acid deposition because this term includes other forms of acidic precipitation (such as snow).