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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1993
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
GENERAL INTEREST AND POLICY
International Environmental Negotiation: Insights for Practice,
G. Sjöstedt, Ed., 360 pp., 1992, $45 (IIASA).
Highlights results of a two-year analysis, conducted by a team of diplomats,
international civil servants and scholars, of eight major negotiations including
those on ozone depletion and global warming or with relevant lessons.
Working with Congress: A Practical Guide for Scientists and Engineers,
W.G. Wells Jr., 148 pp., Dec. 1992, $12.95 (AAAS).
Identifies 17 cardinal rules for working with Congress to demystify how
Congress operates and to enable scientists to more effectively approach Congress
and participate in policy making, including preparing and presenting hearing
Greenhouse Earth, A. Nilsson, 219 pp., June 1992, $21.50/£9.95
Written for the nonscientist at the request of the UN Environment Program
and the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment. Puts together
information from SCOPE, IPCC and other sources to provide a picture of the
different factors that scientists consider in developing scenarios of the
future. Covers a broad range of technical and policy-related topics.
Human Impacts on Weather and Climate (Geophys. Sci. Ser. Vol. 2),
W.R. Cotton, R.A. Pielke, 228 pp., $39.95 pbk. (ASTeR Press).
A nonmathematical presentation intended for upper-division undergraduate
courses or graduate courses (with supplementation), as well as for
nonatmospheric scientists and professional and amateur meteorologists. In
addition to scientific topics, covers the importance of natural variability, the
dangers of overselling, the capricious administration of science and technology,
and whether society should wait for hard evidence.
Sound and Fury: The Science and Politics of Global Warming, P.J.
Michaels, 196 pp., Oct. 1992, $21.95 hbk./$11.95 pbk. (Cato Inst.).
An environmental scientist asserts that the popular vision of an approaching
apocalypse caused by global warming has no scientific foundation. Criticizes "science
by press release" and congressional testimony that has not been properly
peer-reviewed. Among the findings: there is no consensus among scientists on the
question; the slight warming over the last century has been far less than the
prophets of the apocalypse would expect.
Global Climate Change--A Petroleum Industry Perspective, B.P.
Flannery, R. Clarke, Eds., 268 pp., 1991 (IPIECA).
The proceedings from the IPIECA Symposium on Global Climate Change,
held April 1992 in Rome prior to the Earth Summit. Provided a forum for a
diverse group of experts to present their views on the scientific and technical
basis for global climate change, policy options and implementation requirements,
social and economic aspects of changes in energy use, and assessments of social
and economic consequences of climate change and climate change policy options.
The 1993 Information Please Environmental Almanac, compiled by
World Resour. Inst. (A. Hammond, Ed.-in-Chief), 656 pp., Nov. 1992, $10.95
pbk./$21.95 hbk. (Houghton).
Organized like the first (1992) edition (GCCD, p. 24, Feb. 1992),
with major sections covering topics of interest on local, national and global
levels. An introductory section examines the state of the planet in light of the
Earth Summit, and the global section covers ozone depletion and greenhouse
warming. Includes state-by-state energy conservation "report cards."
Proceedings of the Air & Waste Management Association's 1992
Annual Meeting and Exhibition (AWMA, attn. Debbie Fair). Each of the 17
volumes can be purchased separately ($70/$45 members), or as a complete set
($1,800/$1,250). International Environmental Progress and Global Issues,
approx. 300 pp., includes 25 papers.
The Proceedings from the 9th World Clean Air Congress (Aug.
30-Sep. 4, 1992, Montreal), 1991, $300/$225 members (7-vol. set), $60/$40
members (individual volumes) (AWMA). These are among the volume titles: Atmospheric
Chemistry (Vol. 2; 51 papers); Atmospheric Measurement (Vol. 3; 41
papers); Air Pollution Control (Vol. 4; 83 papers); International
Environmental Management (Vol. 7; 53 papers).
Dictionary of Global Climate Change, W.J. Maunder, 240 pp., 1992
(Chapman & Hall).
Compiled under the auspices of the Stockholm Environmental Institute and an
outgrowth of The Climate Change Lexicon. Includes definitions of
scientific and technical terms and concepts, and acronyms and abbreviations.
Many entries are encyclopedic in nature, giving the origins and status of
organizations and programs, explaining research methods, summarizing findings of
major conferences, etc.
Proceedings of the International Conference on an Agenda of Science
for Environment and Development into the 21st Century (ASCEND 21),
Convened Nov. 1991, Vienna, Austria, by the International Council of
Scientific Unions. Specific recommendations from ASCEND 21 include
intensified research into natural and anthropogenic forces affecting global
change, greater support for global environment research, and greater emphasis on
research at local and regional scales.
Agenda 21 and the UNCED Proceedings, N.A. Robinson, Ed., with P.
Hassan, F. Burhenne-Guilmin, 1992. A four-volume set; $75 per volume (Oceana).
Two additional volumes are planned.
Vol. 1 covers UNCED deliberations, General Assembly Resolution 44/228, the
Earth Charter, sections of the draft Agenda 21. Vol. 2 completes Agenda 21 and
includes background papers on treaties. Vol. 3 continues background papers and
contains final preconference documents and other items. Vol. 4 contains the full
text of Agenda 21 with annotations on its negotiations, and selected related
Ocean Management in Global Change, P. Fabbri, Ed., 622 pp., 1992,
Proceedings of the conference (June 22-26, 1992, Genoa, Italy). Topics
include sea level rise and its implication in coastal planning and its impacts
on coral reefs and islands; impacts of ocean circulation on regional and global
change; remote sensing.
Controlling Tropical Deforestation, A. Grainger, 208 pp., Nov.
1992, £11.95 pbk. (Earthscan).
According to the publisher, presents a new, comprehensive analysis of how
deforestation can be brought under control and rainforest management made
sustainable. Embraces actions in agriculture, forestry and conservation, and
outlines alterations in government policies that could address the underlying
The Earthscan Reader in Tropical Forestry, S. Reitbergen, Ed.,
350 pp., Dec. 1992, £18.95 pbk. (Earthscan).
Sets out the issues and diagnoses the solutions as clearly as possible,
given the lack of consensus on causes of the loss of tropical forests.
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