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Item #d91dec68

Engineering the Ozone Hole: Three California scientists have considered the scientific feasibility of injecting huge amounts of ethane or propane into the Antarctic stratosphere to limit ozone depletion. (See Cicerone et al., Science, p. 1191, Nov. 22, 1991, listed in Prof. Pubs./Of Gen. Interest, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--Dec. 1991. See also articles in Chem. Eng. News, p. 6, Nov. 25; Sci. News, p. 324, Nov. 23; New Scientist, p. 12, Nov. 30.) This proposal was among the papers presented in the session "Global Environmental Engineering" at the fall American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. (See "Can the Climate Be Engineered?" in Eos, p. 539, Nov. 26.)

Item #d91dec69

Aircraft Emissions are of growing concern because they have the potential to contribute to global warming and destroy stratospheric ozone. See section in Prof. Pubs. on this topic, and "The Supersonic Question: Will Fleets of High-Speed Jetliners Damage the Fragile Ozone Layer?" R. Monasterskey, Sci. News, pp. 270-271, Oct. 26, 1991.

Item #d91dec70

"Newly Formed Manufacturers' Group Agrees on Goal to Curb CO2 Emissions," Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 658, Dec. 4, 1991. The European Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association announced in November that its member companies have volunteered to reduce CO2 emissions from their cars by 10 percent between 1993 and 2005.

Item #d91dec71

"Another Hot Year Keeps Climate Debate on the Boil," F. Pearce, New Scientist, p. 13, Nov. 16, 1991. According to Britain's Hadley Centre for Climate Research, unless there is a dramatic cooling in November and December, 1991 will be the second warmest year on record, and the four warmest years of the past century will have occurred in the last five years.

Item #d91dec72

"`Activist' Stance by UK Government," P. Aldous, Nature, p. 99, Nov. 14, 1991. The British government has surprised environmental groups with its new Ј10-million, three-year campaign to encourage energy efficiency.

Item #d91dec73

"US Industry Attacks Greenhouse Predictions," F. Pearce, New Scientist, p. 10, Nov. 2, 1991. The Climate Council, representing the U.S. energy industry, is applying behind-the-scenes pressure to discredit new and worrisome projections about the possible impacts of greenhouse gases.

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