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FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1989
Implications of Climatic Change for Prince Albert National Park,
Saskatchewan, J. Vetsch, G. Wall, 1989. Request from G. Wall, Dept. Geog.,
Univ. Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont. N2L 3G1, Can.
Climate change scenarios suggest that the park is likely to experience a
warmer, drier climate in the future. The proportion of grassland is likely to
increase at the expense of boreal forest. Special park resources will be
affected, including the forest-grassland ecotone, the area of fescue-grassland,
American white pelicans, woodland caribou and bison; these changes will have
implications for park zoning, interpretive themes and recreation. The
implications of climate change for the national park system are substantial and
need further research.
Report of the International Networkshop on Climate-Related Impacts,
37 pp., 1989. Available from United Nations Environment Program (POB 30552,
Nairobi, Kenya) or Environmental and Societal Impacts Group (Nat. Ctr. Atmos.
Res., POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307).
Representatives of eleven nations met to discuss establishing networks of
individuals, groups and institutions interested in climate-related impacts
research, and the linking of such networks within an international framework.
They concluded a strong need exists for networks, within and between different
countries, and that the UNEP World Climate Impacts Program could serve as the
focal point for the needed international support. Recommendations were made for
individual national networks and national climate programs.
The Greenhouse Effect: Recent Research and Some Implications for
Water Resource Management (Working Paper #65), J.W. Jacobs, W.E. Riebsame,
63 pp., June 1989. Natural Hazards Research and Applications Info. Ctr. (Inst.
Behavioral Sci., Univ. Colorado, Boulder CO 80309); $4.50 ($5.50 outside N.
Reviews literature on impacts of climate change on water resources, finding
indications that even small changes could lead to serious problems in water
supply, flood control and other planning concerns. Less evidence is available on
elements such as water quality, user demand, and environmental systems dependent
on water. Concludes that water resource managers must seriously consider the
potential for future climate change, although the current evidence does not
warrant drastic changes in planning and operation, nor is it time to start
designing systems differently.
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