February 28, 2007
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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 5, NOVEMBER 1988
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
The Impact of Climate Variability and Change on the Canadian
Prairies: Symposium/Workshop Proceedings, B.L. Magill, F. Geddes, eds., 412
pp., 1988. Avail. from Environ. Assess. Div., Alberta Dept. Environ., Oxbridge
Pl., 9820-106 St., Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J6, Can. (403-427-6338).
The September 1987 symposium held in Edmonton was sponsored by several
Canadian agencies to provide awareness of the topic and enhance public and
political awareness of the need for climate research. Technical presentations
covered diverse topics, from model simulation of global and regional climate
change to descriptions of comprehensive impact assessment analyses and
processes, especially for agriculture. Workshop goals were to identify relevant
concerns and future research and resource planning strategies for Western
Canada. Workshop topics included planning for variability and change--who cares;
is climate effectively used in our resource sectors; quantifying links between
climate and resources; socio-economic impacts. The most urgent of 21
recommendations from the final plenary session were: evaluate application models
that can assess capabilities by resource sector and time and space scales, and
compare with available climatic data; focus socio-economic impact assessments
initially on effects of climate variability; determine which general circulation
model can best approximate Canada's present climate and be a standard for impact
Climate Impacts and Public Policy, R.S. Chen (Brown Univ. World
Hunger Prog., Box 1831, Providence RI 02912), M.L. Parry, eds., 54 pp., Mar.
1988. Pub. by Int. Inst. Appl. Sys. Anal. and UN Environ. Prog. Inquire for
price from IIASA Pub. Dept., A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria. (Orig. issued as IIASA
Presents conclusions of an international workshop held at IIASA in July,
1986, to develop recommendations for policy-relevant research. Emphasized was
the need to integrate sectoral studies at the regional level, and to examine
interactions between climate-induced effects and other pressing policy problems.
The group strongly recommended close interaction between the scientific and
policy communities: policy makers, climate modelers, impact assessors, and
experts on specific sectors. Listed are principal conclusions on climate
scenarios, agriculture, water resources, marine fisheries, forests and tropical
biomes, integrated regional assessments, policy issues.
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