As recently as the late 1970’s air emissions in Europe and the USA were terribly high. For instance, in 1978 sulfur dioxide (SO2)-emissions in Europe stood at 70 million tons (Figure 1), almost three times higher than current Chinese emissions. Not only were emissions terribly high, but any impartial observer of the future seen from the perspective of 1978, basing his views on recent trends in European SO2-emissions from 1945-1978, would have had to admit that realistically, emissions would continue to grow.
The contents of each cell in Table 12 are simply (and only) a reflection of the contents of the
equivalent cell in Table 10. Thus, for example, (re)training of former farm workers is a direct
response to the reduction in agricultural employment associated with the Agri-centric
narrative, and measures to strengthen entrepreneurship and IT aspects of human capital
could be a response to the depletion issues caused by the Urban-Rural narrative in PRR
Two summary points may be derived from Table 12.
This volume brings together five chapters from Disease
Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition (DCP2
Jamison and others 2006). These chapters cover mental disorders,
neurological disorders, learning and developmental
disabilities, and alcohol and illicit opiate abuse. The purpose
of this special package is similar to the overall objective of the
parent volume - to provide information on cost-effectiveness
of interventions for these specific groups of disorders.
The new healthcare reform law creates a National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public
Health Council that will coordinate prevention, wellness, and public activities on the federal
level. Substance use disorders (SUD) and mental illness are included as national priorities for
the Council’s report to Congress.
The Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is named as a member of the
Council. The new law requires consultation with SAMHSA on issues related to preventing SUDs
and mental illness.