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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1992

REPORTS...
ECOSYSTEMS AND AGRICULTURE


Item #d92aug86

Can Nature Survive Global Warming?, 60 pp., Feb. 1992, no charge. Contact N. Bird, Worldwide Fund for Nature Intl., Ave. du Mont-Blanc, CH-1196 Gland, Switz. (tel: 41 22 649 111).

Concludes that climate change will place over half the world's man and biosphere reserves at risk, and that over 22,000 rare or threatened species of plants and animals could be in danger of extinction. The species most at risk include walrus, polar bear, Australia's mountain pygmy possum, the European snow finch, gazelles, and the monarch and Apollo butterflies.


Item #d92aug87

Climate Change: Economic Implications for World Agriculture, S. Kane et al. (Econ. Res. Serv., Washington, D.C.), 28 pp., Oct. 1991. NTIS: PB92-128636; $17.

Despite substantial yield effects of climate change, the economic impact on national and world economies is estimated to be small because reduced production potential in some areas would be balanced by gains in others.


Item #d92aug88

Climate Change and Water Level Impacts on Wetlands: A Bibliography, G. Koshida (Atmos. Environ. Serv., Downsview, Ont., Can.), L. Mortsch, 55 pp., 1991. NTIS: MIC-92-01000; $27.

Emphasizes the effects of historical lake-level changes on the Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Studies were scarce, especially on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes Basin. Contains over 540 citations from 1935 to 1991 from journals, workshops, conferences, technical manuals, government reports and unpublished sources.


Item #d92aug89

Disappearing Ducks: The Effect of Climate Change on North Dakota's Waterfowl, A. LeBlanc, D.J. Ducek, L.F. Allegretti, 1991, $7.50. Available from Environ. Defense Fund, 1616 P St. NW, Washington DC 20036.

If no steps are taken to mitigate global warming, the duck population in North Dakota is expected to decline by 22% in number of offspring. As the state's cropland increases in response to stresses in other regions, duck ponds will decrease in number by 30%.

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