By John C. Goodman and Richard L. With few exceptions, reactionary environmentalists have adopted their beliefs and values not because of science but in spite of it. The reactionaries are not averse to using the authority of science when the findings of scientific studies happen to fit. But when their beliefs are at odds with the scientists, they simply ignore science. Progressives know that any intelligent environmental policy must be based on scientific facts.
On March 11, , when Ronald Reagan visited Ottawa for the first time as president of the United States, he was greeted by thousands of protesters on Parliament Hill. Thirty years ago, acid rain was at the top of the Canadian public policy agenda. Canadians were literally shouting at the rain. In 10 years, we went from yelling at one another, to talking to one another, to negotiating with one another, to making an important agreement with one another. Now, as we celebrate the anniversary of the Accord signed 21 years ago, acid rain is no longer a public policy issue. Not only has the dispute been resolved, the problem has been solved. Even then, it took seven years from the time I first raised it with President Reagan in until the moment we signed the Acid Rain Accord in
The Acid Rain Problem in Eastern Canada - Case Study Example
Any sort of precipitation such as rain, snow, fog with these acidic components is called acid rain. Acid rain is an issue that has recently become intensified due to the increased burning of fossil fuels. Gaseous emission from vehicles and power plants are also responsible. After ongoing success the vintners have addressed the idea of expanding their wine distribution to Ontario situated in Eastern-Canada.
Sudbury Ontario and the surrounding region are well known for having high greenhouse emissions, including very high sulfur dioxide. As a result of this, the environment is greatly affected by acid rain. One of the consequences of acidification in this area is fish loss. Although this problem is most prominent in Sudbury, we have also seen it in areas of Quebec, and in the loss of Atlantic salmon from Nova Scotia rivers.
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