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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1992
Four-week series in New Scientist:
"Running Down to Rio," J. Leggett, 38-42, May 2, 1992. Analyzes
the lack of understanding and cooperation between scientists and politicians
evident in the climate treaty negotiations leading to the summit. (See related
letters, ibid., p. 52, June 6.)
"The Hidden Cost of Technology Transfer," F. Pearce, 36-39, May 9,
1992. The need for economic growth in the developing world should not be an
excuse for rich industrial nations to transfer technology that will bring social
chaos and environmental ruin. Advanced technologies are not the most urgently
"No Southern Comfort at Rio?" F. Pearce, 38-41, May 16, 1992. Two
leading "greens" from the developing world, Martin Khor Kok Peng,
director of the Third World Network based in Malaysia, and Anil Agarwal, founder
of the Center for Science and the Environment in India, argue that poor nations
are unfairly blamed for the world's environmental ills and the Earth Summit will
do little to alter this perception.
"Last Chance To Save the Planet?" F. Pearce, 24-28, May 30, 1992.
Examines how the politics of the summit measure up to the science of the key
issues in both environment and development.
"A Climate of Confidence," D. Clery, 12-13, May 30, 1992.
Discusses the problem of verifying whether nations are complying with the new
A letter to the editor (p. 52, June 6) criticizes the series for laying
blame exclusively on the developed countries.
Environ. Sci. Technol., June 1992, contains four commentaries and
several feature articles relating to the summit and its concerns.
Newsweek, June 1, 1992, includes an extensive special section on
the Earth Summit and global environmental problems (pp. 18-43).
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