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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1989
GLOBAL CHANGE CENTERS
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has
funded a new, interdisciplinary Center for Global Change at the University of
Maryland with a two-year, $1.8 million grant. The Center will combine research
and policy analysis with education on topics such as future international
climate protection agreements, substitutes for chlorofluorocarbons, sea level
rise, effects of ozone depletion on agriculture, and improving communication
among government, industry, and developing and industrialized countries.
The new interdisciplinary Global Environmental Studies Center at the Oak
Ridge National Laboratory will coordinate all such Department of Energy research
there, and will draw on outside talents as well for national and international
collaborative work. Topics will include policy, data and model systems,
measurement science and instrumentation, large-scale environmental studies and
global systems analysis. In August 1989 the Center conducted a workshop on
decision making and conflict resolution in response to climate change.
The U.S. EPA has also funded an environmental consulting firm (ICF Inc.,
Fairfax, Virginia) to study global climate change and assist the agency in
formulating international mitigation strategies. The three-year, $37 million
contract will focus on ozone depletion and greenhouse warming.
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