Air Pollution, Fact or Fiction?
During a class taught a Southern Utah University, a professor was going over air pollution and the so called “green house affect”, when surprisingly to me the professor began to explain from an article he read that ninety-five percent of global warming was do to water vapors in the atmosphere. This was very new to me after being taught for a long time that air pollution is a bad thing. Even in my college studies it’s been taught that air pollution is a negative externality on society. Air pollution comes at a cost that is greater than the benefits when measured on an overall scale. In a recent article from BusinessWeek,"The Smog Trade" it tells of European companies buying and selling “carbon credits”. These “carbon credits” are traded among European companies for pollution rights. Even in America air pollution is in the political lime light for the “harm” it does on society. With this professor explaining the low level of threat air pollution is on society, should there be more research on the subject or should the idea be discounted?
Posted by Tom at 2/27/2005 07:50:00 PM