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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1994
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS... GENERAL INTEREST & POLICY
Use and the Causes of Global Warming, W.N. Adger, K. Brown,
280 pp., Oct. 1994, $60/£37.50 (Wiley).
Reviews the sources and uncertainties in estimates of global
emissions of greenhouse gases from land use. Examines policies of
afforestation, those which encourage halting deforestation, and
changing management practices in agriculture in terms of
feasibility, cost and equity. Illustrates how all land use
policies are multi-objective, but that reduction of greenhouse
gas emissions must be a key element in forestry and agriculture
European Carbon Tax: An Economic Assessment, C. Carraro, D.
Siniscalco, Eds., 288 pp., $105 (Kluwer).
Examines the debate over this tax in terms of its global
impacts, effects on income distribution, coordination among
European countries, and introduction unilaterally across Europe
or in concert with other industrialized countries.
Warming and Economic Development--A Holistic Approach to
International Policy Cooperation and Coordination, A.K.
Duraiappah, 244 pp., 1993, $19.50 (Kluwer).
Addresses three major questions relating to global warming by
formulating a global economic growth model with links between the
economic and climate systems. Captures feedback effects of
climate change on the economic system endogenously within the
Introduction to Global Environmental Issues, K.T. Pickering,
L.A. Owen, 380 pp., 1994, $89.95 hbk./$29.95 pbk. (Routledge).
Introductory text. Topics include climate change and past
climates, global atmospheric change, acid rain, natural hazards,
Theory and the Global Environment, M. Redclift, T. Benton,
Eds., 256 pp., Sep. 1994, $59.95 hbk./$17.95 pbk. (Routledge).
Collects the works of both natural and social scientists, who
reject the idea that the only role for social scientists is to
investigate the effects of processes and policies. Examines the
ways in which cultural values and political movements are already
involved in defining the problems for scientific analysis, and
how the sciences can play a role in the environmental debate.
Role of Regional Organizations in the Context of Climate Change,
M.H. Glantz, Ed., 224 pp., 1994, $98 (Springer). Report of a NATO
Advanced Study Institute; No. 14 in the NATO ASI "Global
Environmental Change" series.
Water Resource Issues, G.J. Young, J.C.I. Dooge, J.C. Rodda,
200 pp., 1994, $35.96 through Dec. 31, 1994 (Cambridge Univ.).
An integrated examination of the assessment and management of
water resources, including the impacts of climate change.
in Land Use and Land Cover--A Global Perspective, W.B. Meyer,
B.L. Turner II, Eds., 380 pp., 1994, $39.96 through Dec. 31, 1994
From a 1991 Global Change Institute. Describes recent changes
in farmland, forests, grasslands and settlements and their
impacts on soil, water resources and the atmosphere. Explores the
importance of various underlying human sources of land
transformation. Three working group reports give direction for
Observations and Global Change Decision Making: A National
Partnership, 211 pp., July 1994, $125 (ERIM).
Proceedings of the fourth in a series of annual conferences
sponsored by NASA and NOAA. Proceedings from prior years are also
Environment After Rio, L. Campiglio, L. Pineschi et al.,
Eds., 352 pp., 1993, $105 (Kluwer).
Consists of updated version of papers from a conference
(Courmayeur, Feb. 1993) organized by the Instituto per
l'Ambiente. Analyzes the most relevant results of the U.N.
Conference on Environment and Development and looks at prospects
for the future from political, legal and economic points of view.
Warming: Apocalypse or Hot Air?, R. Bate, J. Morris, 54 pp.,
1994, £5 (IEA).
Contains three sections on the science of global warming and
policy implications. Reviewed by A.G. Heyes in Energy Policy,
pp. 639-640, July 1994.
Review of Energy and the Environment (Vol. 19), R.H. Socolow
et al., Eds., 567 pp., Oct. 1994, $71 U.S./$76 elsewhere (Ann.
Topics expected to be addressed include cost-effectiveness in
limiting CO2 emissions, how Europe decided to meet CO2
stabilization targets, energy efficient and renewable energy
technologies, trends in public perceptions on energy and
of the International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases: Why
and How to Control? expected Oct. 1994, Dfl 150. Available
from Vereniging Lucht, POB 6013, 2600 JA Delft, Neth. (tel: +31
15-69-68-84; fax: +31 15-61-31-86).
From a conference held in Maastricht, Dec. 1993.
Change and the Insurance Industry: The Next Generation, 200
pp., 1993, $50 U.S./$85 elsewhere (Environ. Technol. &
Proceedings from a Sep. 1993 conference.
on International Environmental Negotiation (Vol. 3), L.E.
Susskind, W.R. Moomaw, A. Najam, Eds., 257 pp., $15 pbk., 1993.
Contact Program on Negotiation, Harvard Univ. Law School,
Cambridge MA 02138.
A collection of research papers, intended for scholars and
decision makers. Covers the role of nongovernmental,
environmental and trade organizations; the design of multilateral
institutions; and the role of the European Community. Briefly
reviewed by E.B. Weiss in Environment, 36(7), p.
Conditions, Human Health, and the Environment, E. Chivian, M.
McCalley et al., Eds., 244 pp., 1993, $15.95 pbk. (MIT).
Contains information that is difficult to find in medical
publications, much of which is of interest to scientists,
industrialists and politicians, according to R.E. Schultes, who
reviewed the book in Environ. Conserv., p. 90, Spring
1994. Chapter topics include the loss of stratospheric ozone and
health effects of increased ultraviolet radiation, and possible
effects of climate change on health.
Challenges: From Stockholm to Rio and Beyond, M. Nazim, N.
Polunin, Eds., 284 pp., 1993, $12 individuals/$20 institutions
(Foundation Environ. Conserv.).
The first of a new series of inexpensive and timely
publications. Reviewed by E.B. Worthington in Environ.
Conserv., pp. 190-191, Summer 1994, who notes that the volume
contains over a dozen readable articles by prominent
commentators. In the introduction, the editors state that
"we need a new revolution, based on science and technology
but with full human understanding, that will enable. . .our
planet to support a fair and equitable biosphere. . . ."
Several chapters relate directly or indirectly to climate change.
and Global Security, 1994, $15 individuals/$25 institutions
(Foundation Environ. Conserv.)
The second in a series (see previous citation); contains 12
Change: Significance for Agriculture and Forestry, D.H. White
and S.M. Howden, Eds., 1994 (Kluwer).
The book version of Climatic Change, 27(1), May
1994, consisting of 10 papers based on an IPCC workshop
(Canberra, Jan. 1992). (See GCCD, pp. 2, 4, Sep. 1994.)
Economics, Ecology and Thermodynamics, M. Ruth, 264 pp.,
1993, $119 (Kluwer).
Provides a first step in identifying and combining the
principles of these fields on a fundamental level.
House: Reassessing the Earth's Population Carrying Capacity,
L.R. Brown, H. Kane, Aug. 1994 (Worldwatch).
Contains the first world food projections to take account of
factors such as leveling off in the world fish catch, increasing
scarcity of irrigation water in major food producing regions, and
the diminishing response of crops to added fertilizer. If these
and other trends, such as population growth, continue at present
rates, food security will replace military security as the
principal preoccupation of national governments. However, other
scenarios would enable the deteriorating relationship between
humans and natural systems to reverse.
and Society, D. Chester, 351 pp., 1994, $25 (Routledge for
A comprehensive book containing a section on the effects of
volcanoes and volcanic gases on climate.
Science: Global Concerns, G. Hempel, Ed., 287 pp., 1994, $26
Public awareness of the importance of Antarctic research,
particularly in relation to global problems, has increased. The
book covers a wide variety of scientific issues, focusing on the
role of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the world climate
The 1992 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mitigation Research
Symposium (Aug. 1992, Washington, D.C.), S. Philpott, Ed.,
1994, $61 (AEERL/EPA or NTIS). An 8-page summary is available at
no charge from AEERL.
Thirty-four papers in six sessions covered overview topics;
international activities; CO2 emissions, control, disposal and
utilization; emissions and mitigation of methane and ozone
precursors; biomass emission sources and sinks; solar and
renewable energy sources. Contains overviews of EPA, DOE, and
EPRI research programs.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations