By The Turn Of The Twentieth Century, The American Search For New Frontiers Led Not West But Toward A Golden Age Of Technology The Invention Of The Telephone, The Electric Light Bulb, The Airplane, And Numerous Other Achievements Of Science And Engineering Inspired A Faith That Technology Would Always Improve The Human Condition This Same Confidence Would Fuel The Drive For Better Living Through Chemistry That Produced Chlorofluorocarbons Or CFCs Spanning Six Decades, The Story Of CFCs Vividly Portrays The Unintended Consequences Of Technological Progress And The Ongoing Struggle To Contain The Threat To The Global Environment The Invention Of Chlorofluorocarbons In 1928 By General Motors Scientist Thomas Midgley, Jr., Was Celebrated As A Boon To Humanity CFCs Made Possible Both The Mass Proliferation Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration By The 1950s CFCs Had Found Further Applications As Propellants In Aerosol Spray Cans, In The Manufacture Of Styrofoam, And As Vital Industrial Solvents Then, In 1974, After Millions Of Tons Of CFCs Had Been Released Into The Earth S Atmosphere, Two Scientists At The University Of California Demonstrated That These Same Safe Wonder Substances Had Altered The Fundamental Chemistry Of The Atmosphere And Had Begun To Erode The Ozone Layer The Protective Shield Of All Life On Earth The Battle To Restrict CFCs Was Fought In Laboratories, At International Conferences, And In The Halls Of Congress, Pitting Environmentalists Intent On Remedying What Had Become A Global Crisis Against Industrialists And Government Officials Opposed To Regulation Finally, In 1987, Fifty Seven Nations Signed The First Global Environmental Treaty The Montreal Protocol, Which Regulated The Further Production Of CFCs And Ushered In A New Era Of International Cooperation On The Environment In Chronicling The Rise And Fall Of One Of The First Synthetic Chemicals, Cagin And Dray Recreate The Excitement Of The Age Of Invention That Spawned
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- 430 pages
- BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY: How CFCs Changed Our World and Endangered the Ozone Layer
- Seth Cagin
- 14 November 2019 Seth Cagin