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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
POLICY AND ECONOMICS
"Politics of the Ozone Layer," D.D. Doniger (Natural Resources
Defense Council, Washington, D.C.), Issues Sci. Technol., 4(3),
86-92, Spring 1988.
An account of the political developments of chlorofluorocarbon regulation in
the United States, leading to the September 1987 Montreal protocol. The U.S.,
which accounts for one-third of world CFC use, should consolidate gains
represented by the Protocol and move beyond it to full CFC phase-out. This
involves influencing other countries to sign the Protocol (e.g., through trade
provisions), reconsidering the adequacy of the CFC cuts, and working to speed
the 1990 review of the Protocol.
"On Climate Change and Economic Analysis," S.T. Sonka (Dept.
Agric. Econ., Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.), P.J. Lamb, Climatic
Change, 11, 291-311, 1987.
Suggests that economic analyses should focus on the likely societal
adaptations and reactions to an evolving climate situation, rather than societal
response once the climate has changed abruptly. Describes a research approach
linking physical and economic models of differing levels of aggregation that
directly incorporates the process by which climate influences individual and
"The Ozone Layer," I.M. Mintzer (World Resour. Inst., 1735 New
York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20006), A.S. Miller, Environ. Sci. Technol.,
21(12), 1167-1169, Dec. 1987. Presents an updated summary of a 1986
World Resources Institute Report, The Sky Is the Limit: Strategies for
Protecting the Ozone Layer. Discusses some details of global CFC use and
their bearing on regulatory policy and a proposal for taxing CFC use in
"Guest Comment: The Ozone Agreement--And Beyond," M.K. Tolba
(Exec. Dir., U.N. Environ. Prog., POB 30552, Nairobi, Kenya), Environ.
Conserv., 14(4), 287-290, Winter 1987.
Comments on UNEP's role in international CFC policy development, and
presents policy options for dealing with the impending problem of global
warming. These are: reducing fossil fuels; reducing activities that generate
other greenhouse gases; preventing further emission of greenhouse gases from
industrial processes; recovering and disposing of greenhouse gases already in
the atmosphere; accepting the changing climate and adapting to it.
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