February 28, 2007
GCRIO Program Overview
Our extensive collection of documents.
Archives of the
Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1, JULY 1988
CLIMATE INSTITUTE PREPARES FOR SECOND NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE
Second North American Conference on Preparing for Climate Change will be
hosted by the Climate Institute, December 6-8, 1988, in Washington, D.C. Formed
in 1986 by private citizens including a number of air pollution control
professionals, the Institute seeks to educate private and public sector decision
makers and the general public on the implications of global warming and ozone
depletion. A series of workshops were held this year in Washington and New York,
each aimed at a particular interest group--environmental, industrial and
financial, developing countries and international development agencies, and
those concerned with infrastructure such as water supply and transportation.
According to its president, John Topping, the Institute hopes to broaden concern
from the United States and Canada to Mexico and the Caribbean, and encourage
other groups of concerned citizens around the world. An international conference
is being considered for late 1989.
At the Institute's first conference last October, leaders in air pollution
control, scientific research and policy making explored practical means of
limiting greenhouse gas emissions, and developed strategies for adapting to and
mitigating the effects of global warming. The 1988 conference will continue in
the same vein, with 600-700 attendees expected from the United States, Canada
and the Caribbean. Thirty-four panels are planned, including those dealing with
impacts in six specific areas: Great Lakes, the Canadian and New England
Atlantic coast, Chesapeake Bay, southeastern United States, southern California,
and the Caribbean. The 516-page proceedings of the first conference are now
available for $74 from Government Institutes, Inc., 966 Hungerford Drive #24,
Rockville MD 20850 ($3 handling, $5 outside U.S.).
The Climate Institute's newsletter Climate Alert is available with
membership ($100/year; educational, environmental and governmental groups, $50).
Contact Climate Institute, 316 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, S-403, Washington, DC
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations