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Consequences Vol. 5, No. 1, 1999








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Contents of Vol. 5,
Number 1, 1999


by John A. Eddy

Editor's summary of articles

by John A. Eddy
Storms, floods, droughts, and fires that accompanied the unusually strong El Niño of 1997-1998 took more than 30,000 lives, displaced about a third of a billion people, and in less than a year ran up a tab of nearly 100 billion dollars in material damages. We may see more of the same in years ahead, for what lifted the last El Niño of the twentieth century so far above the rest was very likely the hidden hands of global greenhouse warming.  See also: article overview

Beyond Kyoto: Toward a Technology Greenhouse Strategy


The international agreement known as the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 was intended to stabilize the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Although politically contentious and yet to enter into force, what it proposes falls far short of what is indeed required to reach that goal. The time has come to reconsider the requirements of future agreements and the potential role that can be played by measures to develop and deploy new technologies to control carbon emissions.  See also: article overview


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A publication of Saginaw Valley State University pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award No. NA56GP0028.

ISSN 1080-5702 Volume 5 Number 1 1999

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