By Takayuki Shimaoka, Takahiro Kuba, Hirofumi Nakayama, Toshiyuki Fujita, Nobuhiro Horii
This ebook covers various environmental matters equivalent to weather switch; biodiversity upkeep; prevention of air, water, and soil toxins; and source recycling. Readers can gather those 4 functional interdisciplinary skills: 1. wisdom; 2. know-how; three. overview; and four. procedure within the varied concerns regarding the surroundings. those talents are primary to picking out the middle essence of monetary and ecological interdependence, to examine and study difficulties from an overarching standpoint, and to contemplate countermeasures to be taken. each one bankruptcy of this booklet corresponds to a lecture within the East Asia Environmental Strategist education software at Kyushu college and is superb analyzing as a sourcebook.
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After the fall harvest plowing has been done since ancient times in order to halt the capillary action. This is called fall plowing. The soil surface could be washed off if there were abundant water supply, but it cannot be done because of water shortage. This damage occurs on dry land and semidry land. 4 shows desertification in Inner Mongolia. No. 13 in the figure indicates ongoing desertification. Since the olden days, poor Han farmers would relocate to Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, and Qinghai. They cultivated the land and settled there while driving away the indigenous nomads.
3 Occurrence of Compressed Environmental Destruction Industrialization in developed countries took time, 100–200 years, while industrialization beginning later than the 1950s in developing countries took almost no time. In the case of developed countries, environmental destruction due to industrialization expanded from point to line, in certain areas, over large areas as much as covering the whole country, and on to global pollution. Pollution in a certain area occurred after WWII. It expanded to air pollution in entire cities due to dissemination of automobile use, while pollution spread in several villages or over the whole county due to aerial application of agricultural chemicals.
Therefore, this paper will introduce the New Policies Scenario as the future outlook. 8 Energy demand forecast of Asian major countries and USA (unit: million toe) Oil 131 726 380 313 614 4,661 Gas 103 442 143 208 646 4,119 45 248 53 8 241 1,119 Nuclear 9 122 32 18 27 501 Hydro 57 387 251 177 304 2,558 Other Total 443 4,060 1,539 1,004 2,242 17,387 14 N. Horii 1 Asia’s Local Air Pollution and Impacts on Global Climate Change 15 economic structure to one with better energy efficiency will be introduced, in a similar way to the process in Japan and the USA.