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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 7, JULY 1989
GENERAL INTEREST AND POLICY
"Climate and the Earth's Radiation Budget," V. Ramanathan
(Dept. Geophys., Univ. Chicago, Chicago Ill.), B.R. Barkstrom, E.F. Harrison,
Physics Today, 42(5), 22-32, May 1989.
Summarizes NASA's multisatellite experiment to collect data critical to
understanding the radiation budget and the greenhouse effect, as well as the
role of human activities in climate change. Determines that clouds cool the
planet more than they heat it and are a major source of uncertainty in
three-dimensional climate models. Reviews a few conceptual climate models for
linking radiation budgets with theories of climate. Includes global radiation
energy balance, radiative-convective equilibrium, radiative-convective-dynamic
interactions, solar irradiance and its variability, cloud-radiative forcing and
"The Global Importance of Motor Vehicles in the Climate Modification
Problem," M.P. Walsh, Intl. Environ. Reporter, 261-267, May 1989.
Discusses the important greenhouse gases and the current significance of
vehicle emissions. Summarizes the historical and likely future trends in types
of vehicles and their uses. Assesses the overall impact of vehicles on future
climate modification and possible solutions.
"Report on the Fifth Canadian Environmental Government Affairs
Seminar: A Strategy for Sustainable Development," P.A. Bradley (Environ.
Convenor, Nat. Council of Women of Canada), JAPCA, 39(2),
139-148, Feb. 1989.
This seminar, held October 16-19, 1988, drew well over 200 delegates to join
in discussions centering on economic, scientific, political and environmental
considerations involved in sustainable development. The Brundtland Report and
the Report of the National Task Force on Environment and Economy were discussed.
Perspectives from national and provincial governments, industry,
non-governmental organizations and the media were presented. The problems of
hazardous waste were viewed as well as a general request for a global debate on
"Ozone and the Greenhouse Effect," H. Oeschger (Phys. Inst.,
Univ. Bern, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland), H.U. Dütsch, Nature, 339(6219),
19, May 4, 1989. A letter calling for interdisciplinary research to improve
understanding of the effects of increased UVB radiation on CO2 uptake by ocean
"Trous d'Ozone Polaire: De Nouvelles Questions," P. Aimedieu,
La Recherche, 19(205), 1518-1522, Dec. 1988. In French.
Examines recent research on stratospheric ozone and the chemical mechanisms
"Prospects for the Next Fifty Years of Nuclear Fission," W.
Buerkle (Intl. Atomreaktorbau G.m.b.H., Bergisch Gladbach, FRG), Kerntechnik,
53(2), 121-126, Dec. 1988.
Due to its extended use and the competition within the industry for plants
and services, the light water reactor system is being improved and developed,
assuring its growth into the next century. Complementary types of nuclear
reactors, modular high temperature reactors and breeders have been tested in
prototype and demonstration plants and will be made available for commercial
use. Suggests that only nuclear power can make a stabilizing contribution to
increased demands on fossil fuels and dangerous levels of CO2 emissions.
"Reafforestation Contra Green House Effect," J. Fricke (Phys.
Inst., Univ. Wuerzburg, D-8700 Wuerxburg, FRG), Phys. Unserer Zeit, 19(5),
149, 1988. In German.
A review and discussion of compensating the greenhouse effect with a
national reafforestation program.
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