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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 1997
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
Information given in the annotations is frequently taken from
publishers' promotional literature. Prices and page numbers may be
approximate; contact publisher for details and additional information on
content. Publishers are named in parentheses at the end of each citation;
addresses when known are listed at the end of this section. In most cases,
books advertised by publishers with an expected publication date are not
listed here until actually in print.
Engineering Response to Global Climate Change: Planning a Research and
Development Agenda, R.G. Watts, Ed., ca. 500 pp., Apr. 1997, $69.95 +
Goes beyond analysis to propose real solutions, including new ways to
cut energy consumption, and presents new conceptual tools and suggests new
avenues for research. A chapter on geoengineering suggests how we may
someday be able to intervene in planetary processes to reduce the effects
of global warming.
Loose-bound proceedings of workshops related to the Energy Technology
Systems Analysis Program of the OECD's International Energy Agency
- Models for Analyzing Energy Development and GHG Emission
Reduction Strategies and IEA/ETSAP 3rd Workshop, ca. 400
pp., July 1997.
- IEA/ETSAP 2nd Workshop: Dealing with Uncertainty Together,
ca. 400 pp., Jan. 1997.
- IEA/ETSAP 1st Workshop: Dealing with Uncertainty Together,
ca. 250 pp., July 1996.
AIJ: A Sourcebook for North and South, A. Hill, Ed., ca. 600 pp.
in four volumes, 1997 (WFED).
A compendium on Activities Implemented Jointly (AIJ), with input from
over 100 contributors in 25 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Rim.
Vol. 1 covers AIJ-related analysis and opinion; Vol. 2 addresses governing
documents; Vol. 3 looks at national programs and regional initiatives; and
Vol. 4 examines AIJ projects worldwide. the book is a useful tool that can
easily transfer lessons from experience to a broader audience and improve
cooperation between North and South.
Hypercars: Materials, Manufacturing, and Policy Implications, 450
pp., 1996, $10,000 (this is not a misprint; nonprofits may inquire about
discounts) (Rocky Mtn. Inst.).
Aimed at manufacturers, designers, industrial strategists and others,
this book revises and expands a 1995 report, representing 12 person-years
of work. Explains such concepts as what hypercars are, how they would
differ from today's cars, how they would be made. Gives details of the
technology at platform, system and component levels, and information on
high-volume, low-cost manufacturing.
Blueprint 5: The True Costs of Road Transport, O. Johansson, D.
Maddison, D. Pearce, 176 pp., 1996, $14.50/£12.50 (Island).
Provides a detailed evaluation of the U.K.'s transport sector, and
argues that without a fundamental change in policy, it will inevitably
continue to impose increasing costs on the natural environment, human
health, and the economy. Also quantifies the external costs of road
transport, and suggest new measures, such as road pricing and financial
incentives, to pave the way to sustainable transport.
Greenhouse Gas Balances of Bioenergy Systems. A Bibliography, B.
Schlamadinger, M. Waupotitsch, 289 pp., Feb. 1996, $45 participating
countries/$200 other countries (Joanneum Research).
Prepared within the International Energy Agency's Bioenergy
Agreement--Task XV. Includes annotated citations of journal articles,
reports and proceedings that reference both bioenergy and greenhouse
gases. Includes work that deals with greenhouse gas balances of land use
(agriculture and forestry) and of land use change, and information on the
greenhouse gas implications of selected fossil fuel cycles so they can be
compared with biomass fuel cycles.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations