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FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1991
"Does the Global Greenhouse Have a Built-in Thermostat?" New
Scientist, p. 20, May 11, 1991. Scientists at Scripps Institution of
Oceanography analyzed data for the 1987 El Niņo, finding that cloud cover
seemed to keep sea surface temperatures from rising above 32° C. It is not
clear that a similar mechanism would limit greenhouse warming, however. (See
Ramanathan paper and discussion of it by Heymsfield, Prof. Pubs./Gen. Interest,
this Global Climate Change Digest issue--June 1991.)
"Where Does All the Carbon Go?" ibid., p. 21, May 4,
1991. Roger Sedjo of Resources for the Future concludes that forest growth in
North America, Europe and the Soviet Union is absorbing large amounts of carbon
dioxide, and may help account for the disappearance of up to a third of the
carbon produced by fossil fuel combustion. (See also the review, "The
Global Carbon Cycle," in Prof. Pubs./Gen. Interest, this Global Climate
Change Digest issue--June 1991.)
"Europe in the Vanguard?" P. Aldhous, Nature, p. 643,
Apr. 25, 1991. At the Oceans, Climate and Man meeting in Turin, Italy,
sentiment emerged for Europe to take the lead in oceanographic research in the
1990s, in part through European Community support for participation in the World
Ocean Circulation Experiment.
Global Environ. Change, 1(1), Dec. 1990.
"Science Conference in Search of Answers," pp. 77-82, gives a
condensed executive summary and introductory overview of the Bergen Science
Conference on Sustainable Development, Science and Policy (May 1990). One of
five major themes was management of global climate change.
"Global Change and Polar Science," F.E. Nelson, pp. 82-83, is an
account of the Conference on the Role of Polar Regions in Global Change, June
1990, Fairbanks, Alaska.
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