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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 2, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1989
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
Carbon Dioxide and Other Greenhouse Gases: Climatic and Associated
Impacts, R. Fantechi, A. Ghazi, Eds., 292 pp., June 1989, Dfl. 175/Ј54.55
The proceedings of a symposium organized by the Commission of the European
Communities, held in Brussels in November 1986. Although climate change is
certain because the earth's radiation balance has been perturbed, it is highly
uncertain what changes will occur, where they will occur and at what rate.
Assessing the Social Implications of Climate Fluctuations, W.E.
Riebsame, 82 pp., 1988, free. United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), POB
30552, Nairobi, Kenya.
Commissioned by the Scientific Advisory Committee for the World Climate
Impacts Programme of the United Nations Environment Program, this monograph
reviews a wide range of topics for use by researchers, government officials and
policy makers. Topics include agricultural impacts, water resources, assessing
the perception of climate and projecting future climate impacts.
Societal Responses to Regional Climatic Change Forecasting by Analogy,
M.H. Glantz, Ed., 428 pp., Oct. 1988, $40. Westview Press, 5500 Central Ave.,
Boulder CO 80301 (303-444-3541).
Published in cooperation with the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group,
National Center for Atmospheric Research, contributors identify potential
regional societal responses to a possible climatic change. Looks closely at
several regional scenarios based on actual, prolonged, unusual climatic events
that have occurred recently in North America. Case studies identify individuals
acting at the local, regional or federal levels and assess their perceptions and
responses. Also reviews the regional scenario approach and its policy
The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agriculture, M.L. Parry, T.R.
Carter, N.T. Konijn, Eds. Vol. 1. Assessments in Cool Temperate and Cold
Regions, 888 pp., Mar. 1988, $44 paper, $99 hardcover. Vol. 2.
Assessments in Semi-Arid Regions, 800 pp., June 1988, $34 paper, $89
Studies trace the complex linkages between climate-related impacts as they
cascade through biophysical, economic and social systems. (See REPORTS, Global
Climate Change Digest, Jan. 1989 for extensive summary.)
The Greenhouse Effect, Climate Change, and U.S. Forests, W.E.
Shands, J.S. Hoffman, Eds., 304 pp., $29.95 plus $2 shipping, hardcover. The
Conservation Foundation, 1250 24th St. NW, Washington DC 20037.
A series of papers that describe the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the
atmosphere, the causes, the theoretical impacts on climate, and possible impacts
on forests in the United States. Papers emphasize in many ways the uncertainties
of projections of global warming, regional climate changes, and that the effects
of a warmer climate on forests and forest industries can be mitigated through
research and technological change. (See review in Amer. For., 95(5/6),
p. 71, 1989; J. For., 86(11), p. 40, Nov. 1988.)
The Human and Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War, M.A.
Harwell, 179 pp., 1984, DM 54 (Springer-Verlag*).
Describes the intermediate and long-term consequences and the recovery
process following a nuclear war in the northern hemisphere. All assumptions in
the scenario are backed up by physical equations or existing literature. Written
for scientists with a good physical background. (See review in Theor. Appl.
Clim., 39(1), p. 57, 1988.)
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