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The following were produced under New Zealand's Climate Change Programme, coordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with contributions from several hundred experts in a wide range of disciplines. Order from the Ministry at POB 10-362 Wellington, Attn: Distrib. Officer (tel: 04-734-090; fax: 04-710-195). Prices are NZ$.

Climatic Change: A Review of Impacts on New Zealand, 32 pp., Apr. 1990, $5. Provides background for wider public understanding of the consequences of human actions; reviews the findings of the full report listed below.

Climatic Change: Impacts on New Zealand--Implications for the Environment, Economy and Society, 244 pp., May 1990. Thirty-five chapters cover: the weather as we know it and how it might change; natural ecosystems; soils and landscapes, water, snow and ice; agriculture, forest industries, transportation, energy, fisheries, tourism, recreation, trade; human communities, health, employment, housing; risk management, insurance; the Maori and their resources; the Pacific island territory of Tokelau and the Ross Dependency in Antarctica. Also gives recommendations for action.

Responding to Climate Change: A Discussion of Options for New Zealand, 54 pp., May 1990. Describes possible ways of limiting the greenhouse effect and for taking action on changes that may already be occurring. Consideration, comment and action is encouraged by all community sectors: government, business and industry, and the public at large. Actions taken would also improve other major environmental problems.

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