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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 5, MAY 1990
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
Man and His Ecosystem--Proceedings of the 8th World Clean Air
Congress 1989, L.J. Brasser, W.C. Mulder, Eds., 2246 pp. (5 vols.),
$683/Dfl. 1400 (Elsevier).
Proceedings of a conference held September 1989 in The Hague, sponsored by
the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention Associations. Contains 369
papers divided into five theme sections. Theme D topics include monitoring, air
pollution chemistry, aerosols and instrumentation. Theme E includes integrated
approaches to air pollution control, economic aspects, international cooperation
and international law.
Global Issues and Sustainability: Proceedings of a Seminar Held in
Wellington, 9 March 1989, $8. Available from Ministry for the Environment,
POB 10-362, Wellington NZ. Proceedings cover global environmental issues,
depletion of the ozone layer, international initiatives on climate change and
the sustainability message presented in 1987 by the Brundtland Report.
Turning Up the Heat: Our Perilous Future in the Global Greenhouse,
F. Pearce, 230 pp., 1989, £12.95 (Bodley Head, London).
Describes the history and science of global warming with an integrated
journalistic approach. Explains possible responses to global greenhouse effects
based on the Gaia hypothesis, as well as technical fixes. (Reviewed by J.
Leggett in New Sci., p. 62, Mar. 31, 1990; by J.S. Perry in Clim.
Change, p. 487-488, Dec. 1989; and by P. McCully in Ecologist, pp.
262-263, Nov./Dec. 1989.)
The following are reviewed by P. McCully in Ecologist, pp.
262-263, Nov./Dec. 1989: The Greenhouse Effect: A Practical Guide to the
World's Changing Climate, S. Boyle, J. Ardill, 298 pp., 1989, £3.50
(New English Library, London); Slowing Global Warming: A World Strategy,
C. Flavin, 94 pp., 1989, $4/£2.50. Available from Worthyvale Manor,
Camelford, Cornwall, PL32 9TT, UK.
Winds of Change, J. Gribbin, M. Kelly, 162 pp., 1989, £14.95
hbk./ £9.95 pbk. (Hodder & Stoughton, London).
Presents a comprehensive analysis of the science and policy of global
warming. Debates the relative merits of action and adaptation policies.
Systematically accounts for all actions considered to date, and discusses the
concerned citizens' active role. (Reviewed by J. Leggett in New Sci., p.
62, Mar. 31, 1990.)
Session Books and Proceedings of the Air and Waste Association 82nd
Annual Meeting and Exhibition, 9 vols., 1989. Nine volume set: $900 plus $15
shipping (U.S.), $30 (Canada, Mexico), $70 (foreign); preprint pages $10/$5 AWMA
members; individual session books: variable prices (AWMA).
Proceedings from a conference (Anaheim, California), June 1989. Contains
over 650 peer-reviewed technical papers from 134 sessions providing current
information about air pollution control and environmental management. Includes
the following session titles: "Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: Control
Strategies and Technologies" (Session 4); "CFC Reduction: Beyond
Montreal" (Session 5); "Global Climate Change: Impacts and Responses"
(Session 148); "Global Climate Change: Processes and Linkages"
(Session 119); "Health Issues Associated with Global Environmental
Modification" (Session 13).
Reviewed by N. Myers in BioScience, pp. 303-305, Apr. 1990: The
Challenge of Global Warming, D.E. Abrahamson, Ed., 356 pp., 1989, $34.95
hbk./ $19.95 pbk. (Island Press); Global Warming: Entering the Greenhouse
Century, S.H. Schneider, 324 pp., 1989, $18.95 (Sierra); Greenhouse
Warming: Abatement and Adaptation, N.J. Rosenberg, W.E. Easterling III et
al., Eds., 1989, $18.95 (Resources for the Future); The Greenhouse Effect: A
Practical Guide to the World's Changing Climate, S. Boyle, J. Ardill, 298
pp., £3.50 (Hodder & Stoughton, London).
Global Change and Our Common Future, 227 pp., 1989, $24 (National
Report issued by the Committee on Global Change of the National Research
Council resulting from a forum (Washington, D.C.) held in May 1989. Contains 22
articles from international experts on all aspects of global change. (Reviewed
in BioScience, p. 333, Apr. 1990.)
Ice Time: Climate, Science, and Life on Earth, 256 pp., 1989,
$18.95 (Harper & Row).
Takes a combined literary and journalistic approach to describing the
physical and chemical evolution of the earth up through the contemporary
problems of climate change, acid rain, deforestation and ozone depletion.
Emphasizes the roles of individual scientists working on these topics. (Reviewed
by J.S. Perry in Clim. Change, pp. 487-488, Dec. 1989 and by M.J.
Keables in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 57-58, Jan. 1990.)
Thinking the Unthinkable: Civilization and Rapid Climate Change,
L. Dotto, 73 pp., 1987 (Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, Waterloo, Ontario, Can.).
A monograph resulting from the conference Civilization and Rapid Climate
Change (Alberta, Can.) held in August 1987. Contends that modern society is
more vulnerable to rapid change in climate than more primitive societies, and
that global environmental problems are analogous to nuclear winter effects that
would result in rapid climate change. (Reviewed by P.M. Morrisette, pp. 493-494,
Clim. Change, Dec. 1989.)
Reviews of Previous Entries
State of the World 1990, L. Brown, Ed., 253 pp., 1990, £6.95
(W.W. Norton) or $18.95 hbk./$9.95 pbk. (Worldwatch Inst.). Reviewed by D.
MacKenzie in New Sci., p. 58, Mar. 24, 1990.
Global Warming: Entering the Greenhouse Century, S.H. Schneider,
324 pp., 1989, $18.95 (Sierra Club). Reviewed by P.R. Ehrlich, A.H. Ehrlich in
BioScience, p. 305, Apr. 1990, and by S.S. Miller in Environ. Sci.
Technol., p. 37, 24(1), 1990.
The Ages of Gaia--A Biography of Our Living Earth, J.E. Lovelock,
252 pp., 1988, $16.95 (W.W. Norton). Reviewed by A. Henderson-Sellers in Clim.
Change, pp. 489-493, Dec. 1989.
The Greenhouse Effect, Climatic Change, and Ecosystems, B. Bolin
et al., Eds., 541 pp., 1987, £56 (Wiley, Chichester). Reviewed in Agric.
For. Meteor., p. 258, Feb. 1990.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations