February 28, 2007
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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
Recent warming: A combination of several proxy records of
temperature and instrumental records shows that temperatures in the
Northern Hemisphere have climbed higher than at any other time in the past
six centuries, adding weight to a link between recent warming and
greenhouse gases. (See Mann and Hegerl papers in Prof. Pubs./Of Gen.
Interest, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--June 1998; Science
News, p. 303, May 9; The New York Times science section, Apr.
Rapid changes in ocean circulation are revealed by a new
analysis of deep-sea corals, which provides a more detailed time history
than do sediment records. (See Adkins paper in Prof. Pubs./Of Gen.
Interest this Global Climate Change Digest issue--June 1998; and
articles in Science, p. 679, May 1 and Science News, p.
277, May 2.)
A climate change index that attempts to measure changes that
average people would notice in everyday life suggests that climate change
may already be apparent to residents of parts of Asia and northwestern
North America. (See Hansen paper in Prof. Pubs./Of Gen. Interest, this
Global Climate Change Digest issue--June 1998; also Science News,
p. 246, Apr. 18.)
Glacial melt: University of Colorado scientists reported at the
Spring 1998 meeting of the American Geophysical Union that their study of
hundreds of glaciers around the world shows they are melting faster than
New Earth Institute: Columbia University has embarked on a bold
experiment to combine the earth sciences with biology and social science
in a global change program considered more ambitious than similar attempts
at other institutions. The eleven components include Lamont-Doherty Earth
Observatory, the Biosphere 2 facility in Arizona, and the Consortium for
International Earth Science Information (CIESIN), which recently moved
from Michigan. (See extensive article in Science, pp. 1182-1185,
May 22, 1998.)
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Index of Abbreviations