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FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBERS 10-11, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 1996

NEWS...
IPCC ASSESSMENT CONTROVERSY


Item #d96oct124

(See News, GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE DIGEST, June 1996, and "Open Letter to Ben Santer," Prof. Pubs./Of Gen. Interest, this issue--Oct.-Nov. 1996.)


Item #d96oct125

"Global Warming Is Target of Disinformation Campaign," B. Hileman, Chem. Eng. News, p. 33, Aug. 19, 1996. Opinion piece condemning the recent attacks on the IPCC process. They raise an important question: how can scientists defend the integrity of their work when it is difficult for those outside the field to understand the details?


Item #d96oct126

Correspondence in Nature on the IPCC assessment from S.F. Singer (p. 392, Aug. 1, 1996); and T.M.L. Wigley and H.W. Ellsaesser (p. 214, Sep. 19).


Item #d96oct127

"Republicans Challenge Evidence of Man-Made Climate Change," Nature, p. 287, Sep. 26, 1996. At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, several Senators expressed distrust of the IPCC assessment, and said they would oppose any binding international agreements that would require the U.S. to limit greenhouse gas emissions.


Item #d96oct128

"Companies Cool to Tactics of Global Warming Lobby," E. Masood, Nature, p. 470, Oct. 10, 1996. The Global Climate Coalition, an industry group which led recent attacks on the credibility of the IPCC assessment, is losing the support of two of its member companies, BP America and the Arizona Public Service Company. Several of the Coalition's members are understood to be uneasy about the organization's aggressive tactics. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, an association of institutional investors for religious organizations with combined investments of $70 billion, is pressuring industries to resign from the coalition.

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