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Again, think of motor vehicles. Although these 11 Berry, W. Back to the land, in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, ed. D. Quammen. , 2000. 27 28 UNDERSTANDING POLLUTION are a major source of air pollution, many people resist testing emissions from their vehicles, or do so resentfully. Could federal, state, and local environmental agencies realistically monitor every small business operation, every home, and every vehicle in the nation? What are other ways to deal with pollution and environmental degradation, and how do we get individuals to buy into these approaches?

Or has the situation stabilized? 2. Is the quality of the resource stable? Or does the resource continue to be degraded? What is the recovery time? 1. Can the environment recover? Or is permanent damage likely? a Examples 1. A region of a state? The whole nation? Or the whole world? 2. Ten thousand? Millions? 3. A small percentage of a nation’s forests? Or all of them? 1. Small chance that a few people might suffer asthma? Or might many thousands develop asthma? 2. Is acid rain falling on an alkaline soil (and being neutralized), or is it falling on an already acidic soil?

Emissions from one individual alone are small. However, multiply yourself by hundreds of millions -- some of these emissions become significant. Environmental agencies regulate an increasing number of chemicals from a great many sources. But can government regulate every emission? Again, remember motor vehicles. Although these are a major source of air pollution, many people resist testing emissions from their vehicles, or do so resentfully. Could federal, state, and local environmental agencies monitor every small business operation, every home, and every vehicle?

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