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FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1997
to scientific data is being threatened by ongoing U.N. treaty
negotiations and related legislation in the U.S. Congress, according to an
article in Eos: Trans. Amer. Geophys. Union (pp. 333, 336, Aug.
12, 1997). A recent National Research Council study concurs. (See
Reports/General Interest & Policy, this Global Climate Change
Digest issue--August 1997; also Chem. Eng. News, p. 8, Apr.
14.) Proposals for copyright protection could allow vendors to maintain a
monopoly even on publicly funded research data.
"Earth Summit: Talk Not Action," B. Hileman,Chem. Eng. News,
pp. 29-32, July 14, 1997. An extensive discussion on the outcome of the
second Earth Summit held in June. (See Global Climate Change Digest
News, July 1997.)
"Chinese Scientists Cite Benefits to Farming Economy from 'Gobal
Warming,'"Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 589, June 11, 1997. In an
essay published in the government press, the Chinese Academy of
Meteorological Science forecasts that warming could bring benefits to
China and other developing countries, and that it is one-sided to stress
the harm to developing countries in the U.N. negotiations.
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