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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999



Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 10(4), Dec. 1990 is a special issue with 15 papers on environmental change and public health over the next 50 years (Elsevier Sci. Pub., 655 Ave. Americas, New York NY 10010). Special editors for this issue are P.H. Clayton, W. Glaze and R.N. Andrews (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). Includes the following three articles:

Item #d91feb9

"Earth's Changing Atmosphere: Chlorofluorocarbons and Ozone," F. S. Rowland (Chem. Dept., Univ. Calif., Irvine), 359-370.

A general review of the problem, which concludes that the depletion of stratospheric ozone has one reasonably well evaluated direct consequence--an expected increase in the incidence of human skin cancer.

Item #d91feb10

"Global Climate Change," S.H. Schneider (NCAR, POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307), 371-382.

Intended to put perspective on controversies surrounding the question of global climate change, an issue like several other environmental problems for which there are no guaranteed scientific answers without performing experiments on ourselves. A new understanding of the central role of uncertainty is required, as is a willingness to deal with probabilistic estimation. To achieve policy making that is not haphazard, both the public and policy makers will have to understand what models are and what they can and cannot do.

Item #d91feb11

"Climate Change and Public Health: What Do We Know and Where Are We Going?" L.S. Kalkstein (Ctr. Clim. Res., Univ. Delaware, Newark DE 19709), 383-392.

Discusses these major topics: recent global warming/human health research, emphasizing human mortality and heat stress and the possible spread of vector-borne infectious disease; the ability of humans to acclimatize to warmer conditions; and a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan to evaluate domestic and international ramifications of global warming on human health.

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