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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 3, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1990
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
The Next One Hundred Years: Shaping the Fate of Our Living Earth,
J. Weiner, 304 pp., Mar. 1990, $19.95 (Bantam).
A thoughtful portrayal of the global changes underway as a result of decades
of anthropogenic emissions to the atmosphere, aimed at a wide readership.
Focuses on the contributions of present and past scientists, how they relate to
our progress in understanding the problem, and how they are influencing the
emerging policy debate. Includes extensive notes and sources.
Landscape Ecological Impact of Climatic Change, LICC Exec. Comm.,
Eds., 350 pp., Spring 1990, $68/NLG 140 (IOS).
Proceedings of the first European LICC Conference (Lunteren, Neth.),
December 1989. Presents an overview of the key issues regarding the impact of
global climate change. Seven chapters assess effects of past climatic change on
landscapes; the sensitivity of selected landscapes and ecosystems to future
change; methodology for assessing and monitoring change; and social, economic
and political implications.
Natural Gas: Its Role and Potential in Economic Development, N.
Hay, W. Vergara, C. Hall, Eds., 320 pp., Spring 1990, $37.50 (Westview).
According to the publisher, provides an in-depth evaluation of world natural
gas resources, the environmental and policy implications of gas development and
each of the major end uses of natural gas.
Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War Scope 28: Vol. 1: Physical
and Atmospheric Effects, 2nd Edition, A.B. Pittock, T.P. Ackerman et al.,
Eds., 359 pp.; Vol. 2: Ecological and Agricultural Effects, 2nd Edition,
M.A. Harwell, T.C. Hutchinson, Eds., 523 pp.; Dec. 1989, $44.95 each (Wiley).
Volume 1 reviews the current nuclear arsenals and discusses the effects of
selected nuclear war scenarios. Among topics examined are: physical processes in
the atmosphere; meteorological and climatic effects; changes in the atmospheric
chemistry of the troposphere and stratosphere; and research needs. Volume 2
reviews ecosystem structure and function relevant to nuclear war effects; plant
and animal responses to and subsequent recovery from climatic stresses;
responses to other nuclear war effects such as increased UVB; effects on world
food production; and research needs.
Entropy: Into the Greenhouse World, J. Rifkin, 354 pp., 1989,
Explains, in layman's terms, how to effectively meet the challenge of the
emerging energy crisis and the global warming trend by taking into account the
laws of thermodynamics, especially the law governing the property entropy.
Methodically develops an understanding of the new infrastructure needed to meet
the entropy crisis.
Climate and Man, F. Pearce, 176 pp., £14.95 (Vision).
A book version of the television film by the same name debuted in London in
1989, which provides a commentary of the broad climatic history from the end of
the last glacial episode to the present, the weather machine and how it works,
and a look forward to a planet after global warming.
Global Climate Change Linkages: Acid Rain, Air Quality, and
Stratospheric Ozone, J.C. White, W. Wagner, C.N. Beal, Eds., 272 pp., Oct.
1989, $75 (Elsevier).
Contains 17 papers from a December 1988 conference in Washington, D.C.,
concerning the relationships among these pollution problems, and implications
for their effects and control. Considers options and strategies for dealing with
climate change, outlines research needs and examines possible national and
international policies for coping in the future.
Technology and Environment, J.H. Ausubel, H.E. Sladovich, Eds.,
215 pp., $35 (Nat. Acad. Eng., through Nat. Acad. Press).
Explains the paradox that technology can be the source of environmental
damage, can provide the means of repairing damage, and can point the way to
avoid it in the future. Topics include: advanced fossil fuel systems and beyond,
an industrial perspective on protecting the ozone layer, and engineering our way
out of endless environmental crises.
Energy Markets in the 1990s and Beyond, A. Finizza, J.P. Weyant
et al., Eds., approx. 400 pp., $65 (Intl. Assoc. Energy Economics).
Compendium of papers presented at the Eleventh Annual North American
Conference of the International Association for Energy Economics (Los Angeles,
Calif., Oct. 1989).
GAIA: The Thesis, the Mechanisms and the Implications--Proceedings of
the First Annual Camelford Symposium on the Gaia Hypothesis, P. Bunyard, E.
Goldsmith, Eds. (Wadebridge Ecolog. Ctr.), 251 pp., 1988, £18/$32
Fifteen papers by specialists in the fields of earth and life sciences,
anthropology, social science and philosophy examine the Gaia hypothesis.
(Reviewed by A. Jones in Ecologist, pp. 198-200, Sep./Oct. 1989.)
Natural and Man-Made Hazards, M.I. El-Sabh, T.S. Murty, Eds., 894
pp., 1988, $149 (Reidel).
Contains 56 of the 82 papers presented at the International Symposium on
Natural and Man-made Hazards (Quebec, Canada) held in August 1986. Nine deal
with the physical, chemical and biological aspects of climatic hazards.
(Reviewed by B. Murton in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 59-61, Jan.
Societal Responses to Regional Climatic Change: Forecasting by
Analogy, M.H. Glantz, Ed., 428 pp., Oct. 1988, $40 (Westview).
Reviewed by J. Broadus in Oceanus, pp. 93-94, Fall 1989. (See Global
Climate Change Digest, BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS/IMPACTS, Aug. 1989.)
Sustainable Development of the Biosphere, W.C. Clark, R.E. Munn, Eds., 491 pp., 1986, £15 (Cambridge).
Presents a multidisciplinary approach to sustainable development. Summarizes the important atmospheric chemical reactions governing air pollution, ozone depletion and the consequences of nitrogen and halogen compound emissions. Discusses the Gaia hypothesis as well as the effects of people on climate. (Reviewed by I. Douglas in J. Tropical Ecol., pp. 123-124, Feb. 1990.)
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