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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 1, JANUARY 1990
GENERAL AND POLICY
Scenarios of Socioeconomic Development for Studies of Global
Environmental Change: A Critical Review (RR-89-4), F.L. Toth, E. Hizsnyik,
W.C. Clark, Eds., 293 pp., June 1989. Intl. Inst. Applied Systems Analysis
(IIASA), A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria; $20.
This reviewed report in six independent chapters is the work of many
individuals and several institutions under IIASA's Sustainable Development of
the Biosphere project. It critically reviews existing studies of global trends
in population, agriculture and energy, determining which apply to different
types of studies on global environmental change and sustainable development. It
then synthesizes a single, internally consistent scenario of global changes in
population, agriculture and energy over the next century, as a reference case
for such studies. Finally, several scenarios of world development that might be
useful for exploration are created, in which unusual but possible patterns of
human activities occur. Scenarios are described in detail for possible use by
Toward a Common Future: A Report on Sustainable Development and Its
Implications for Canada, M. Keating, 50 pp., Nov. 1989. Single copies free
from Environment Canada, Communications Directorate, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0H3, Can.
The first section presents a picture of the environmental implications of
continued unsustainable development, with the associated degradation of air,
water and land. The second defines and interprets sustainable development based
on concepts developed in the Brundtland and CCME (Canadian Council of
Environmental Ministers) reports, and includes a "to do" list aimed at
government, industry, citizen organizations and individuals. The author is an
environmental consultant and writer.
Climate Change and Its Interactions with Air Chemistry: Perspectives
and Research Needs, J.E. Penner (Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab., Livermore,
Calif.), P.S. Connell et al. Detailed summary (EPA/600/S3-88/046) 9 pp., Feb.
1989, no charge from Center for Environmental Research Information (CERI), 26 W.
Martin Luther King Dr., Cincinnati OH 45268 (513-569-7562); full report
(EPA/600/3-88/046) 1988 available from NTIS ($15.95).
Attempts to outline and to estimate, where possible, interactions that need
investigation on local, regional and global scales. The problem is highly
complex, involving far more factors than merely temperature (such as transport
processes, and biological responses to atmospheric composition and radiation
changes). Modeling capabilities and limitations are discussed; current climate
and air quality models are insufficient for the necessary diagnostic or
prognostic analyses. The full report describes detailed research
Managing the Future: Public Policy, Scientific Uncertainty, and
Global Warming, D. Jamieson, 24 pp., Oct. 1988. Working Paper from the
Center for Values and Social Policy, Dept. Philosophy, Univ. Colorado., Boulder
CO 80309 (303-492-6364); $2.
Analyzes the complicated relationship likely to develop between science and
policy for dealing with global warming, and makes several recommendations for
Congressional Hearing Records: For sale by the Supt. Documents,
U.S. Govt. Printing Off., Washington DC 20402 (inquire for prices).
Policy Options for Stabilizing Global Climate: Hearing Before the
Subcommittee on Environmental Protection--U.S. Senate--March 17, 1989, 69
National Global Change Research Act of 1989: Hearing before the
Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation--U.S. Senate--on S.
169--February 22, 1989, 185 pp.
Implications of Global Warming for Natural Resources: Oversight Hearings
before the Subcommittee on Water and Power Resources--House of
Representatives--September 27, 1988: Washington, D.C.; October 17, 1988, San
Francisco, Ca., 668 pp.
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