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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1990
"The Variable Sun," P.V. Foukal, Sci. Amer., 262(2),
34-41, Feb. 1990.
Research now under way should help establish whether the solar-activity
cycle is predictable. Even if it is unpredictable, understanding the possible
relations between slow changes in solar activity and climate will be important
in unraveling the earth's past climatic record and in preparing for variations
that can be expected in the centuries to come.
"Cities Against the Seas," B. O'Neill, New Sci., 46-49,
Feb. 3, 1990.
Highlights possible effects on several low-lying cities around the world due
to sea level rise resulting from global warming. Discusses possible natural and
artificial processes that planning boards can use in coastal management
National Wildlife, 28(2), Feb./Mar. 1990.
"Pollution Knows No Boundaries," S. Begley, 34-43. Discusses how
greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases, acidifying substances and other air
pollutants are not limited by international boundaries. Reviews possible ways of
"Your Contribution to Global Warming," G. Barnwell, p. 53.
Provides a rough guide of CO2 emissions from common household appliances, based
on their power requirements, the average energy produced by eastern and western
coal, and the assumption that all the electricity comes from coal.
"Point Counterpoint: Cooling Our Cars," Environ. Forum,
7, 18-24, Jan./Feb. 1990. Separate essays by S. Andersen and J. Lupinacci
(U.S. EPA), E.A. Cook (Friends of the Earth), C.E. Gladstein (Calif. Assembly),
S.A. Oulouhojian (Mobile Air Cond. Soc.), H.B. Wilder (Auto. Refrig. Products
These experts explore the environmental, technical, political and economic
implications of banning or restricting CFCs from automobile air conditioners.
They discuss the best short-term and long-term approaches to the problem,
explore the availability and value of substitutes to determine if new laws or
regulations are needed, and recommend whether the problem would be best tackled
at the local, state or federal level.
"Mach 3 Passengers? No Simple Formula," E.L. Andrews, The
New York Times, 8F, Jan. 14, 1990.
Reviews the development of a civilian supersonic airliner. A major concern
of NASA's program is the potential damage to the ozone layer by nitrogen oxide
emissions in the stratosphere.
"NRDC's Toxic Avenger," Environ. Forum, 6,
37-43, Nov./Dec. 1989.
Presents a lengthy interview with David Doniger, a senior attorney for the
National Resources Defense Council who has been with the environmental
organization's Clean Air Project since 1978. He presents his views on CFC
control, the Montreal Protocol and other air pollution topics.
Intl. Wildlife, 19(6), Nov./Dec. 1989.
"Making the World Work for People," N. Myers, 12-14. Explains
sustainable development that combines economic growth with projects that protect
the environment. Discusses failures of the past as well as potential success
"Reflection on `Our Common Future,'" N. Myers, 14-15. For an
update on the Brundtland Report, International Wildlife roving editor N.
Myers interviewed Norway's Prime Minister Brundtland.
U.S. Water News, Nov.-Jan. 1989-1990 (230 Main St., Halstead KS
Presents a three-part series examining differing schools of thought on the
theory of global climate change as a result of the greenhouse effect. Part one
presents a general background. Part two examines arguments supporting the theory
of global warming and some of the scenarios of climate change and reviews two
books on the subject. The third part presents a more vocal rebuttal to the
"Global Warming Basics," J. Marinelli, Garbage, I(2),
18-20, Nov./Dec. 1989.
Summarizes the problems of global warming. Follows with a list of articles
offering constructive efforts to fight problems.
"Worldwide Movement Pushes World Bank Reform," Conservation
'89, 7(11), 6-8, Nov. 21, 1989 (National Wildlife Federation, 1400
16th St. NW, Washington DC 20036).
Conservationists from all over the world are uniting in the struggle to stop
environmentally disastrous development schemes of the World Bank. Proposes
small-scale development involving local inhabitants.
Special Report: "Greening of Geopolitics," Time, Oct.
"A New Item on the Agenda," G. Garelik, 61-62. Discusses the rise
of environmentalism in international relations, with specific references to the
positions of the three superpowers, the U.S., Soviet Union and Japan.
"How the U.S. Can Take the Lead in the Third World," E. Linden,
63. Suggests that the U.S. must stop sending environmentally mixed signals.
Special Issue: "The Oceans and Global Warming," Oceanus,
32(2), 2-67, Summer 1989. Collection of articles by specialists in
their fields. Reprints available for $4 from Subscriber Serv. Ctr., POB 6419,
Syracuse NY 13217. Bulk discount. Special 25% discount for teachers on orders of
5 or more of a current issue; order from Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole
"Introduction: The Role of the Seas in the Planetary Hothouse,"
"The Message from the Oceans," J.H. Steele, 4-9.
"The New Waves of Ocean Studies," D.J. Baker, 10-15.
"The Model Makers," A. Fisher, 16-21.
"The Carbon Dioxide Puzzle," T. Takahashi, 22-29.
"The Interplay of El Ni?o and La Ni?a," A. Leetmaa,
"A Really Worst Case Scenario," J.L. Jacobson, 36-39.
"Sea Levels: Past, Present, and Future," J.D. Milliman, 40-43.
"The Impact on Water Supplies," H.E. Schwarz, L.A. Dillard, 44-45.
"The Historical View," D. Morgan, 46-53.
"How Venus Lost Its Oceans," J.F. Kasting, 54-57.
"The Venus Question Is Still Up in the Air," D. Grinspoon, 58-60.
"Climatic Catastrophe: On the Horizon or Not?" A.R. Solow, J.M.
"The Greenhouse Effect as a Symptom of Our Collective Angst," J.
Special Report: "Power of the Earth", Congr. Quart.
Weekly Rep., 48(3), 129-204, Jan. 20, 1990. Available for $9 per
copy (subscribers); $15 (others) plus $1.95 shipping from A. Crawford,
Congressional Quarterly Inc., Dept. LB, 1414 22nd St. NW, Washington DC 20037
(800-432-2250, ext. 437; D.C. residents 822-1437).
Looks at the politics, lobbyists, legislation, the likely outcomes and the
ramifications of environmental legislation in the 101st Congress. Reviews action
on the Clean Air Act, energy policy, global warming and fuel economy. Looks at
the key players in industry and the environmental movement. Gives an historical
overview of the environmental movement with the highpoint of the 1970s and the
lows of the Reagan anti-government revolution.
"Changing Climate and the Pacific," F.J. Gable, D.G. Aubrey,
Oceanus, 32(4), 71-73, Winter 1989-1990.
In response to concern expressed by Pacific nations about the implications
of potentially human-induced climatic changes in the marine and coastal
environment, efforts are being made by the United Nations Environment Programme
to assess the ramifications of global climate warming on low-lying Pacific
island nations, the severity and timing of the anticipated changes, and the
options that governments have in contingency planning.
"Detecting Climate Change: 1. Taking the World's Shifting
Temperature; 2. The Impact of the Water Budget," M. La Brecque, Mosaic,
20(4), 2-17, Winter 1989. Single issue copies are $2.50 U.S.; $3.13
foreign from U.S. Govt. Printing Off., Washington DC 20402.
Reviews possible evidence given by the experts to help explain shifts in the
warming trend that began around 1880, was interrupted from 1940 to 1975, and
resumed warming from 1975 until the present. Addresses signal-to-noise-ratio
analysis to attempt to separate the signal of a greenhouse warming from
climate's natural variability regarding the global water budget changes.
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