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 7, JULY 1990
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
GENERAL, POLICY AND LAW
Dead Heat, M. Oppenheimer, R.H. Boyle, 1990, $19.95 (Basic Books;
also available as a special member offer from Environ. Defense Fund, 1616 P St.
NW, Washington DC 20077).
Explains the need for global action now before the lag time and
irreversibility of greenhouse warming prevent useful action.
1990 Electric Utility Business Environment Conference Proceedings,
324 pp., 1990, $150 (Elec. Utility Consultants).
Proceedings from a conference held in March 1990 (Denver, Colorado). Among
topics included are global warming, scientific issues overlooked in assessing
it, and strategies for industry to reduce global warming.
The Threatening Desert: Controlling Desertification, A. Grainger,
384 pp., 1990, £9.95 (Earthscan).
Written by a lecturer in physical geography at the University of Salford,
this takes a new look at ways to control the spread of deserts. Describes the
mechanical techniques of forestry, drylands and agriculture that both cause
problems and can help cure them. Recommends priorities for action.
Reviewed by F. Pearce in New Sci., p. 63, May 19, 1990.
Beyond Brundtland: Green Development in the 1990s, T. de la Court,
139 pp., £24.95 hbk./£6.95 pbk. (Zed Books). Offers constructive ways
to achieve sustainable development in the developing world.
Signs of Hope: Working Towards Our Common Future, L. Starke, 192
pp., £4.95 (Oxford). Reviews the attention (if not action) being paid to
sustainable development as a result of the Brundtland Report.
World Environmental and Energy Issues: Their Impact on the Australian
Economy--Proceedings of a Seminar--Sydney, Australia, 15 August 1989, A.D.
Owen, Ed., 72 pp., 1989, $50/£25 (Ctr. Applied Econ. Res.).
Reviewed by N. Myers in Nature, pp. 499-500, Apr. 5, 1990.
Environmental Data Report--Second Edition, 1989/1990, 547 pp., 1989,
$39.95 (Blackwell). Prepared for UNEP by the GEMS monitoring and Assessment
Research Centre (London) in cooperation with World Resources Institute and the
U.K. Dept. of the Environment, this new edition again covers in great depth the
primary topics of pollution, climate change, resources, energy, human health and
population. Written for the scientist, agency specialist and all those concerned
with understanding emerging trends of our global environment. Includes extensive
tables, figures and charts.
International Resource Management, S. Anderson, W. Ostreng, Eds.,
301 pp., 1989, $40/£30 (Belhaven). Consists of contributions by 14 experts
on various institutional attempts to reconcile the needs of individual nations
with those of the community of nations. It includes the atmosphere and ozone
depletion as examples and emphasizes the role of the scientist in advising
Global Issues in the United Nations' Framework, P. Taylor, A.J.R.
Groom, Eds., 371 pp., 1989, $45/£29.50 (Macmillan). A critical discussion
of the capacity of the United Nations to deal with global problems.
The Environmental Factor: Its Impact on the World Economy and Your
Investments, M. Silverstein, 224 pp., $19.95 + $4 shipping (Dearborn).
Analyzes environmental trends and their influence on economic matters.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations