The main issues affecting coasts of the Indian and Western pacific oceans: A meta-analysis from seas at the millennium
UNSPECIFIED (2001) The main issues affecting coasts of the Indian and Western pacific oceans: A meta-analysis from seas at the millennium. MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, 42 (12). pp. 1199-1207. ISSN 0025-326XFull text not available from this repository.
A review of the world oceans in three volumes by 365 scientists, provides scope for several 'meta-analyses' of the main problems affecting over 100 areas in the year 2000. This article summarises the main issues affecting a sub-set of the reviewed areas, covering Asian, African and Arabian countries dealt with in Volume 2, which included over 50 articles. From all issues raised, assessment is made of the nature of the major ones, including evaluation of reasons why so many of them remain important issues after so much attention to them. These include long standing problems, several problems more newly flagged as becoming particularly important, the issue of global warming and no less than three related issues connected with fishing and over exploitation. One or two issues such as industrial pollution and sewage, previously considered of almost universal concern, almost traditional pollution issues even, continue to feature strongly for some countries, but while these were almost always referred to in Seas chapters, by and large these categories appear not to be the most pressing of issues today, except in localized areas (albeit areas where huge numbers of people live). Perhaps other issues have simply taken over. They are excluded from this article. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
|Journal or Publication Title:||MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 1199-1207|
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