ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN SPAIN


General Characteristics of Agriculture, Industrial, and Information Age Environmental Pollution

Limited, insignificant levels of localized pollution.

  • Industrial Age:
  • Industrial age air, water, and noise pollution from burning of fossil fuels.

  • Information Age:
  • Global pollution problems, global warming (green-house effect), and hole in ozone level--all legacies of the industrial age; prospects for cleaner environment from green technologies and an eventual return to renewable energy sources.

    Information/Data on Environmental Pollution in Spain

    The current issues include: pollution of the Mediterranean Sea from raw sewage and effluents from the offshore production of oil and gas; air pollution; deforestation; desertification

    Natural hazards: periodic droughts

    Conclusions

    Spain has responded to the environmental issues by adhearing to numerous international agreements. Spain has proceeded to right the environmental wrongs of the industrial age and has joined the information age in doing so.
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