February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1993
CFC response observed:
The growth rates of CFC-11 and CFC-12 in the atmosphere have slowed noticeably;
atmospheric concentrations may peak before the end of the century. (See: "Decrease
in the Growth Rates of Atmospheric Chlorofluorocarbons 11 and 12," J.W.
Elkins, T.M. Thompson et al., Nature, 364(6440), 780-783, Aug.
research: At the instruction of presidential science advisor John Gibbons,
federal agencies conducting climate change research will expand their work to
include three new areas: ways to mitigate climate change, socio-economic impacts
of climate change, and comprehensive assessments of policy options that consider
their socio-economic impacts as well as their intended influence on climatic
risks. (See Intl. Environ. Rptr., pp. 684-685, Sep. 22 1993).
Advocate Energy Taxes, Renewable Resources at GLOBE Meeting," Intl.
Environ. Rptr., pp. 644-645, Sep. 8. In a follow-up meeting in Tokyo to the
1992 Earth Summit, the Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced
Environment (GLOBE), icluding legislators from leading economies, decided on an
action program to inluence their national governments.
Emissions Raise Concerns, Stimulate Response,"
Energy, Econ. & Clim. Change, pp. 9-11, Aug. Gives a lengthy
discussion of both public (U.S. EPA) and private initiatives in the U.S. aimed
at reducing natural gas leaks from distribution systems in the Commonwealth of
"Europeans Urged to
Get on Their Bus," J. Rose, New Scientist, p. 21, Sep. 4. Over the
next three years, 20 European cities, led by Liverpool, Cologne and Barcelona,
will be developing a network of technology demonstration projects to lure
peaople from cars to buses, many of them powered by alternative fuels.
"Green Fuels for
France," S. Todd, Chem. & Indus., p. 530, July 19. France is
setting up a new bioenergy agency, signaling its commitment to the research and
development of "green" fuels.
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