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Consequences Vol. 3, No. 2, 1997










by John A. Eddy

Editor's summary of articles

by John A. Eddy

Climate, Ecology, and Human Health

by Paul R. Epstein

Diseases like cholera and malaria, that were once thought under control, have in the 1990s reached epidemic proportions in many countries of the world. Among the causes are the emergence of new, drug-resistant microbes; poverty and urban crowding; stresses on the natural environment; and climatic variations that may well foretell conditions in a warmer world. [see also: summary]

Keeping Watch on the Earth: An Integrated Global Observing Strategy

by Charles F. Kennel, Pierre Morel, and Gregory J. Williams

Although forty years have passed since the launch of the first orbiting satellite, we have yet to put in place the integrated, international observing system that is needed to track significant global changes, to identify the marks of man on the natural environment, and to help separate real concerns from false alarms. Coordinated, on-going measurements, from the land and oceans and the vantage point of space, could aid immensely in understanding and predicting climatic and other environmental changes, now and in the future. [see also: summary]

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