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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
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FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1997

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS...
INTEGRATED ASSESSMENTS


Item #d97dec29

"An Integrated Assessment of Climate Change and the Accelerated Introduction of Advanced Energy Technologies — An Application of MiniCAM 1.0," J. Edmonds (Pacific Northwest Natl. Lab., 901 D St. SW, S. 900, Washington DC 20024), M. Wise et al., Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 1(4), 311-339, 1997.

An integrated assessment model used to explore a full range of cost-effective, advanced energy technologies shows that these technologies have a profound effect on the future magnitude and rate of anthropogenic climate change. The introduction of advanced biomass energy production technology is particularly important. Damage calculations that use only global mean temperature and income may be underestimating damages by up to a factor of five. The role of discount rate is extraordinarily important to technology preference.


Item #d97dec30

"Global and Regional Impacts of Stabilizing Atmospheric CO2," M. Krol (Natl. Inst. Public Health & Environ. Protect.-RIVM, POB 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, Neth.), J. Alcamo, R. Leemans, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 1(4), 341-361, 1997.

Uses the IMAGE 2.0 model to examine scenarios of gradual stabilization of atmospheric CO2 at 350 and 450 ppm, compared with a no action scenario in which CO2 increases to 777 ppm. Under the stabilization scenarios, substantially smaller areas of wheat, millet and nature reserves are threatened, and sea level rise is reduced. However, climate continues to change under those scenarios, so impacts are lessened but not eliminated.


Item #d97dec31

"Climate-Change Research After Kyoto. (See Prof. Pubs./Of General Interest, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--Dec. 1997.)


Item #d97dec32

"Influence of Socioeconomic Inertia and Uncertainty on Optimal CO2-Emission Abatement." (See Prof. Pubs./Climate Change Policy, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--Dec. 1997.)

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