February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 5, MAY 1993
"Under the Ozone
Hole," S. Vogel, Earth, 30-35, Jan. 1993.
Discusses research on the ecosystem effects of increased ultraviolet
radiation resulting from stratospheric ozone depletion.
B.E. Brown, J.C. Ogden, Scientific American, 64-70, Jan. 1993.
Extensive areas of subtly colored tropical coral reefs have turned white or
even died, but the global extent of coral reef damage has not yet been assessed.
The bleaching, which may be a sign of stress such as that usually exhibited when
coral experiences high water temperatures, raises the question of global warming
as a factor.
Two items from New
Scientist, Dec. 19/26, 1992:
"A Plague on Global Warming," F. Pearce, 12-13. An unpublished
report of the British Public Health Laboratory Service warns of malaria and even
the plague in Europe if warming occurs. Health problems elsewhere and impacts on
agricultural pests are also discussed.
"Mirage of the Shifting Sands," F. Pearce, 38-42. Challenges
methods of detecting desertification and even the existence of any trend in
desertification, the justification for extensive expenditures over the past two
decades, and the basis of a proposed U.N. convention.
Threaten the Atmosphere: A Test for the Precautionary Principle," S. Cave,
Our Planet, Vol. 4, No. 5, 20-22, 1992 (U.N. Environ. Prog., POB 30552,
Research underway shows that increasing jet travel may alter climate and
stratospheric ozone through its emissions of nitrogen oxides and water vapor.
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