February 28, 2007
GCRIO Program Overview
Our extensive collection of documents.
Archives of the
Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1991
Focus On Global Change is a bibliographic current awareness
service for personal computers started by the Institute for Scientific
Information (ISI), the publishers of Current Contents. Diverse topics
relating to human impacts on the environment are covered, including urban air
pollution, toxic substances, agriculture, water pollution and biodiversity as
well as global climate change. Subscribers receive biweekly diskettes with
multidisciplinary entries selected from over 14,000 science and social science
journals, books and proceedings. The majority of entries include author
abstracts. Entries can be browsed by journal title, searched by author names or
by title words or topic keywords, saved in personal files or printed. Reprints
may be requested by printout on post card forms provided. Reviewed by J. Plaza
and D. Rhodes in Information Today, pp. 39-40, Nov. 1990. Annual
subscription is $345. Contact ISI, 3501 Market St., Philadelphia PA 19104
(800-336-4474 or 215-386-0100).
Reports to the Nation is a series of booklets being prepared by
UCAR in conjunction with NOAA to raise awareness of issues relating to global
environmental change, aimed at the general public, secondary schools and
universities. The first of these, The Climate System (21 pp., Winter
1991) will be followed by The Ozone Shield later this year. Produced by
scientists and science writers, the reports are highly illustrated. Contact B.A.
Anderson, Off. Interdisc. Earth Studies, UCAR, POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307
Nuclear Power and the Greenhouse Effect. A free booklet
available from U.K. Atomic Energy Auth. (UKAEA), explaining the need for nuclear
power to reduce greenhouse emissions. UKAEA Freepost (RG 1941), Newbury,
Berkshire, RG13 3BR, UK (Freephone 0800-525190).
Glossary: Carbon Dioxide and Climate (ORNL/CDIAC-39), 3rd Ed.,
59 pp., Aug. 1990. This update includes definitions, conversion factors,
acronyms, tables of units, prefixes and other handy material. Available (no
charge) from Carbon Dioxide Info. Analysis Ctr., Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., POB 2008,
Oak Ridge TN 37831 (615-574-0390).
Slide Set: The Climate Institute has prepared a set of 40 slides on the
causes and effects of global warming. Versions are presently available in
English and Arabic, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Russian, Turkish and Spanish.
The $85 price includes a detailed script. Clim. Inst. (Attn: Mindy Fisher), 316
Pennsylvania Ave. SE, S. 403, Washington DC 20003 (tel: 202-547-0104; fax:
A Global Warming Hypercard has been assembled for Apple
computers by volunteers of that firm and the International Foundation for the
Survival of Humanity. Described as an animated tour of global warming, it guides
the user through potential impacts and concerns of scientists, actions
individuals may take to limit emissions, and information on involved
environmental organizations. Econet, a non-profit, worldwide ecological computer
network, is distributing the program for $10 to all countries. Contact EcoNet,
3228 Sacramento St., San Francisco CA 94115 (tel: 415-923-0900; fax: 923-1665).
Subject Guide: "Global Environmental Change: United States Policy
and Research in the 1990's," A. Viera (Agric./Vet. Med. Lib., Univ. Tenn.,
Knoxville), RQ, pp. 32-34, Fall 1990. This overview of the topic from
the standpoint of a research librarian discusses the need for, and users of,
information on the topic and how librarians can provide it. Includes a summary
of selected books, bibliographies, guides and organizations.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations