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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 needed ones.

"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 climate treaty.

A letter to the editor (p. 52, June 6) criticizes the series for laying blame exclusively on the developed countries.

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Environ. Sci. Technol., June 1992, contains four commentaries and several feature articles relating to the summit and its concerns.

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Newsweek, June 1, 1992, includes an extensive special section on the Earth Summit and global environmental problems (pp. 18-43).

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