February 28, 2007
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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 2, FEBRUARY 1990
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
State of the World 1990, L. Brown, Ed., Feb. 1990, $18.95
hbk./$9.95 pbk. + $3 shipping; discount on bulk orders (Worldwatch Inst.).
The seventh edition of a series that presents an up-to-date guide to the
world's resources and how they are managed. Among topics included are: slowing
global warming, securing water for agriculture, coping with rising sea levels
and clearing the air. Ends with a blueprint of a citizens' action guide for an
economy that does not undermine ecological foundations.
Climate Change and U.S. Water Resources, P. Waggoner, K.
Frederick, N. Rosenberg, Eds., 496 pp., 1990, $69.95 (Wiley).
A panel of experts organized by the American Association for the Advancement
of Science and funded by the National Science Foundation has released its report
of a 30-month study. Concludes that there are ways to improve the ability of
water systems to cope with disruptions or exploit new opportunities, whatever a
new climate may bring.
The Greenhouse Effect: Investment Implications and Opportunities,
approx. 250 pp., Dec. 1989, $35 (Investor Responsibility Res. Ctr.).
Proceedings of forum held Oct. 4, 1989 (Washington, D.C.) and cosponsored by
the Investor Responsibility Research Center and the World Resources Institute.
Focuses on the investment applications of the electric power, transportation and
real estate industries resulting from the greenhouse effect and its impacts.
Global Climate Change: Human and Natural Influences, S.F. Singer,
Ed., 416 pp., Nov. 1989, $34.95 (ICUS, through Paragon House).
Includes interdisciplinary papers on global climate change under three
categories: (1) problems resulting from inadvertent by-products of human
activities, (2) purposeful modifications of the environment by humans that may
have long-range undesirable consequences, and (3) natural changes to the global
Ozone Depletion: Health and Environmental Consequences, R.R.
Jones, T. Wigley, Eds., 302 pp., Oct. 1989, $64.40/£35 + $3/£1.50
Based on a major international conference attended by scientists and
political figures, this collection of papers is described by the publisher as a
unique compilation of the most recent data on stratospheric ozone depletion,
with important contributions on global warming. Section topics include: ozone
depletion, global warming, international controls, ultraviolet-induced
carcinogenesis, global consequences and political aspects.
Landscape Ecology and Management, M.R. Moss, Ed., 288 pp., $25 +
shipping ($2 Can./$3 Foreign) (Polyscience).
Represents the combined efforts of the Canadian Society for Landscape
Ecology and Management, the Canadian Committee on Ecological Land Classification
and the Department of Geography, University of Guelph. Includes proceedings from
the First National Symposium of the Canadian Society for Landscape Ecology and
Management (Guelph, Ontario) held in May 1987. Probes global environmental
issues and their effect on Canadian landscape management.
Least-Cost Energy, A.R. Lovins, L.H. Lovins et al., 230 pp., 1982
(reprinted 1989), $30 (Rocky Mountain Inst.).
According to the publisher, this book presents the first detailed
low-climatic-risk energy policy scenario; it has been reprinted because the
scenario remains valid today.
The Global Environmental Movement: Reclaiming Paradise, J.
McCormick, 260 pp., 1989, £27.50 (Belhaven Press).
According to a professional environmentalist, represents the first well
documented overview of the leading events, personalities and global institutions
involved in environmental protection issues during the 20th century. Focuses
more on the evolution of national and global institutions than on regional
institutions. (Reviewed by C. Whitehead in New Sci., p. 72, Dec. 2,
The Fragile Environment, L. Friday, R. Laskey, Eds., 208 pp.,
1989, £12.95 (Cambridge).
According to the publishers, brings together a team of distinguished authors
to analyze areas of rapid and serious change. Among topics included are
deforestation, acid rain and the greenhouse effect.
Reviewed by N. Myers in Nature, pp. 313-314, Nov. 16, 1989:
The Fate of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon,
S. Hecht, A. Cockburn, 256 pp., 1989, $24.95/£16.95 (Verso, London); Saving
the Tropical Forests, J. Gradwahl, R. Greenberg, 214 pp., 1989, $24.95 hbk.
(Island Press, Washington) / £6.95 pbk. (Earthscan, London).
Integration of Environmental Education into General University
Teaching in Europe, C. Susanne, L. Hens, D. Deruyst, Eds., 396 pp., 1989, BF
650/Dfl. 41/$19 (VUB/Press).
Proceedings of conference (Brussels, June 1989) containing 29 papers that
illustrate the integration of environmental and ecological concepts in
university teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The Greenhouse Effect: Policy Implications--Proceedings of a
Symposium on the Policy Aspects of Climate Change, D. Abrahamson, P.
Ciborowski, Eds., $15 (CURA, Univ. Minnesota).
Divided into five sections: (1) Description of the Problem, (2) The
Preventive Strategy, (3) The Adaptive Strategy, (4) Integrating Policy and (5)
The Industrial Nation Response. All sections are introduced with charts, graphs,
summary and explanatory notes.
Pollution and the Struggle for the World Product: Multinational
Corporations, Environment, and International Competitive Advantage, H.J.
Leonard, 254 pp., 1988, $39.50 (Cambridge).
Discusses how environmental regulations would influence industrial
production in the developed and developing world. (Reviewed by J.L. Regens in
Chem. Eng. News, pp. 39-40, Oct. 23, 1989.)
World Deforestation in the 20th Century, J.F. Richards, R.P.
Tucker, Eds., 304 pp., 1988, $47.50 (Duke Univ. Press).
Addresses the international linkages that drive the processes of
deforestation, concentrating on demand and supply patterns in the global
marketplace. (Reviewed by N. Myers in Intl. Environ. Affairs, p. 80-82,
Public Policies and the Misuse of Forest Resources, R. Repetto,
M. Gillis, Eds., 430 pp., 1988, $69.50 hbk./$27.95 pbk. (Cambridge).
Focuses on government policies that induce wasteful use of forest resources.
The principal messages are that efficient, sustained use of forest resources is
not irreconcilable with development, and that policy reforms to overcome the
most serious problems are well understood and waiting to be implemented.
(Reviewed by J.R. Vincent in Intl. Environ. Affairs, pp. 245-246, Summer
Impact of Sea Level Rise on Society, H.G. Wind, Ed., 191 pp.,
1987, $50 (Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema).
Summarizes workshop (Delft, Netherlands) held in 1986. Details the method of
policy analysis and workshop's conclusions. Further papers review sea-level rise
and the resultant social, economic, environmental, physical and policy
responses. (Reviewed by D. Abrahamson in Intl. Environ. Affairs, pp.
84-86, Winter 1989.)
Reviews of books previous listed
Greenhouse Warming: Abatement and Adaptation, N.J. Rosenberg,
W.E. Easterling III et al., Eds., 224 pp., June 1989, $18.95 + $3 shipping
(Resources for the Future). Reviewed by J. Firori in Science, pp.
1062-1063, Nov. 24, 1989.
The End of Nature, B. McKibben, 226 pp., 1989, $19.95 (Random
House). Reviewed by M. Hertsgaard in Mother Jones, pp. 41-42, Dec. 1989.
Ozone Crisis: The 15-Year Evolution of a Sudden Global Emergency,
S.L. Roan, 270 pp., 1989, $18.95/£12.95 (Wiley). Reviewed by P. Lloyd in
Nature, p. 578, Oct. 19, 1989.
Global Warming: Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century?, S.H.
Schneider, 224 pp., 1989, $18.95 (Sierra Club). Reviewed by H.G. Hengeveld in
Chem. Eng. News, pp. 39-40, Nov. 13, 1989.
The Earth's Fragile Ecosystems: Perspectives on Global Change, T.
Kristensen, J.P. Paludan, Eds., 103 pp., 1988 (Westview Press). Reviewed by C.C.
Delwiche in J. Environ. Qual., p. 390, July-Sep. 1989.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations