February 28, 2007
GCRIO Program Overview
Our extensive collection of documents.
Archives of the
Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1997
OF GENERAL INTEREST
Common Questions About Climate Change, Oct. 1997. Published by
UNEP and WMO (GCRIO). Printed booklet ready soon (request via e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org); also available online at
Answers some of the most commonly asked questions, including whether the
earth has warmed, which human activities are contributing to climate
change, and what effects these changes may have on humans and the
WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 1996 (WMO No.
858), 11 pp., 1997, $15 (WMO).
The fourth in the series. Focuses on the status of global climate
change, based on information provided from climate centers in the U.S. and
Europe. Discusses surface temperatures in comparison to 1995 and since
1860; ozone depletion; snow cover; El Niño; and precipitation
Global Climate Science Is Still Evolving (Working Paper 67), H.W.
Ellsaesser, 24 pp., Oct. 1997 (CSAB).
The author, an atmospheric scientist, examines data on warming and
cooling over the history of the Earth, concluding there is no evidence
that humans are causing the current global warming. Despite pronouncements
by some political leaders, policymakers are not being compelled to act on
the basis of global warming science, which is still evolving.
Vital Signs 1997: The Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Future,
L.R. Brown, M. Renner, C. Flavin, June 1997, $12 (Worldwatch). Data also
available on diskette; paper copy and Jan. 1998 diskette update included,
Topics covered in this year's edition are energy, atmospheric and
economic key indicators, and storm damage trends. Special features include
forest loss, stratospheric ozone, and electric cars.
Environment Matters at the World Bank--Annual Review, C. Fleming,
Ed., 60 pp., Fall 1997 (World Bank).
Summarizes the World Bank's environmental work for Fiscal Year 1997
(July 1996 through June 1997). Chapters include "Ozone and the
Montreal Protocol" and "Mainstreaming Climate Change."
Environment Matters at the World Bank--World Bank Environmental
Projects, July 1996-June 1997, 75 pp., Fall 1997 (World Bank).
Lists all projects, including those related to climate change and ozone
depletion. Gives for each the title, cost, implementing agency, and task
Library of Congress briefing reports, produced by the
Congressional Research Service, are available to the public only online
through the National Library for the Environment at
http://www.cnie.org. They are reviewed
for technical soundness, objectivity and non-partisanship, and average 12
pages with summaries of one page or less. Titles include Global
Climate Change, Nuclear Energy Policy; Energy Efficiency:
Key To Sustainable Energy Use?; Gasoline Excise Tax--Historical
Revenues; and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: Implementation Issues.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations