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If you are doing research on global climate change, you will get funding in the United States; other areas, which may be equally important, are not being focused on at the moment. Public opinion and political opinion are major driving forces. Mansfield: This point about fashions in research is an important one. You mentioned acid rain, but another example is ozone and crop production. There are now reasonable models for predicting the effects of ozone on soya bean production in the USA, so we think we know all about ozone and legume production.
I would agree that, in general, the drinking water supply will be one of the most critical issues in the near future; in Western countries we are at the very beginning of a serious problem in relation to nitrates and pesticides in surface water as well as ground-water. Zehnder: It is technically feasible to remove contaminants from water at the site where it is consumed. Air contaminants can be removed only by wearing a gas mask. In developed countries we are now able to produce good quality drinking water from almost any liquid that contains water, provided that the financial resources are sufficient.
Oeschger: Evapotranspiration would certainly increase. The water cycle and its interaction with plants is an important part of the climatic system. References Cirerone RJ, Oremland RS 1988 Biogeochemical aspects of atmosphericmethane fluxes. Global Biogeochem Cycles 2:299-327 Keeling RF, Shertz SR 1992 Seasonal and interannualvariations in atmospheric oxygen and implications for the global carbon cycle. Nature 358:723-727 Novartis Foundation Symposium Edited by John V. Lake, GregoIy R. Bock, Kate Ackrill Copyright 0 1993 by Ciba Foundation Chemical pollution of the environment: past, present and future Michael R.