This is a collection of conversations with some of the ‘fathers’ of air pollution and climate change science. Through careful observation and a mix of intuition and critical thought, they have uncovered some of the workings of our planet: its atmosphere and climate. They were generally driven by curiosity and gradually by a concern that mankind might indeed have a devastating impact on Earth and the life it hosts. Their findings were so important that they could not stay in the ivory tower of scientific research. They personally reached out to decision makers and the public at large because in the early days, the seventies, there were no Greenpeaces or World Wildlife Foundations that could help them with this. Many of the phenomena that were observed early on – the loss of ozone in the stratosphere, climate change and air pollution – are now matters of concern throughout the world.
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