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FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1989
GENERAL INTEREST AND COMMENTARY
CALL FOR PAPERS: A special section entitled "Global Climate Problems
and Public Policy" is planned for Policy Studies Journal/Review.
Consideration of proposed papers will end soon, and selected papers must be
complete by December 15. Submit 250-word proposed abstracts soon to David L.
Feldman, Energy Div., Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., POB 2008, Oak Ridge TN 37831
"Possible Climate Change Due to SO2-Derived Cloud Condensation
Nuclei," T.M.L. Wigley (Clim. Res. Unit, Univ. East Anglia, Norwich NR4
7TJ, UK), Nature, 339(6223), 365-367, June 1, 1989.
Explores the possibility of cooling in the Northern Hemisphere relative to
the Southern due to increased SO2 emissions in the Northern Hemisphere. Compares
observed differences in hemispheric-mean temperatures with results from a simple
climate model, to place limits on the possible magnitude of any SO2-derived
forcing. Finds the upper limit to be sufficiently large that the effects of SO2
may have significantly offset temperature changes resulting from the greenhouse
"Climate of the End of the Century," M.I. Budyko, Soviet
Meteor. Hydrol., No. 10, 5-24, 1988.
In conjunction with the organization of the joint Soviet-American
investigation of future climate conditions, a brief review is given of the
scientific results obtained in a series of works by Soviet authors studying the
problem of anthropogenic climate change.
"Towards a Greenhouse Convention," Nature, 339(6223),
323-324, June 1, 1989.
Maintains that there are encouraging signs that governments are willing to
negotiate a convention to abate the emission of greenhouse gases. Suggests that
an ad hoc international convention may be the best regulatory framework
to establish a first-rate, hard-headed monitoring agency.
"Energy, Economics, and Environmental Policy," A.L. Alm
(Alliance Technology Corp., Bedford, Mass.), Environ. Sci. Technol.,
23(6), 649, June 1989.
Suggests that boosting fuel economy and promoting least-cost electricity
make economic, energy and environmental sense. Steps to improve automobile
efficiency could provide a source of revenues to reduce the deficit and, by
reducing oil imports, could keep world oil prices down. Reducing electricity
demand would reduce long-term electricity prices. Both measures would reduce
environmental damages and show U.S. leadership in coping with global
"Nitrous Oxide: Sources, Sampling, and Science Policy," R.K.
Lyon (Energy & Environ. Res. Corp., Edison, N.J.), J.C. Kramlich, J.A. Cole,
Environ. Sci. Technol., 23(4), 392-393, Apr. 1989.
Expresses doubt in present modeling studies involving emissions of N2O
because of an artifact recently discovered in a common sampling procedure for
N2O. Maintains that present studies need reevaluation and any attempts at N2O
emission regulations must be put on hold until valid data are available.
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