Environmental Issues For 21st Century
The book contains scientific papers on environmental problems of the world. These were selected from the papers presented at the Center for Study of Man and Environment during its Silver Jubilee (1999-2000). Each paper highlights some of the vital environmental issues of the day. The first paper by Dr. J. Schmoelling, a German scientist, deals with industrial pollution. The question of development of the coastal zone has been discussed in the second paper by Professor John Pethick of England. The next two papers deal with the growing hazards of radiation. The fifth paper highlights the problem of air pollution brought about by pollen grains. In the next paper different methods of bio-assaying the environmental quality have been put forward. The seventh paper deals with the environmental risk of extraction of groundwater in Kolkata. The next two papers draw attention to the phenomena of climate. The tenth paper recounts the phenomenon of the noosphere in the evolutionary process of man. Last paper is on the geological evolution of the Ganges delta in the light of arsenic contamination in groundwater. It will be seen that each article has struck at the vitally important environmental issues that we are currently faced with. The volume thus serves as an indicator of the current scientific thoughts on environmental problems of the world.
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