February 28, 2007
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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 11, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1998
OZONE DEPLETION: General and Policy
Environmental Rationale for Retention of Endangered Chemicals," D.J. Wuebbles (Dept.
Atmos. Sci., Univ. Illinois, Urbana IL 61801; e-mail: email@example.com), J.M. Calm,Science,
278(5340), 1090-1091, Nov. 7, 1997.
HCFC-123, a CFC substitute that is itself slated for phaseout under the Montreal
Protocol, has minimal effects on ozone yet offers superior thermodynamic efficiency in
cooling systems, which saves energy. The authors argue that this beneficial greenhouse gas
impact of HCFC-123 outweighs its negative impact on ozone, and call for more comprehensive
determinations of environmental acceptability or restriction of substances.
Possibility of Active Restoration of the Earth's Ozone Layer," E.L. Aleksandrov
(Taifun Res. & Production Assoc., Obninsk, Kaluzhskaya oblast, 249020 Russia),Izvestiya,
Atmos. & Ocean Phys., 33(4), 431-434, 1997.
Estimates the energy needed for artificial restoration of the ozone layer, and analyzes
Uncertainties: Some British Business Responses to Stratospheric Ozone Depletion," M.
Purvis (Sch. Geog., Univ. Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK), F. Drake et al.,Global Environ.
Change, 7(2), 93-111, July 1997.
Uses interviews of key business personnel to examine the impact of uncertainties
(environmental, regulatory and commercial) on the financial viability of businesses
affected by concern over stratospheric ozone depletion. Some businesses claimed
difficulties in developing a strategic response to uncertain science. Also explores the
ways in which attempted regulatory and technical resolution of environmental problems may
create new difficulties for business.
"The Barons of
Bromide," J. Karliner (Transnatl. Resour. & Action Ctr., San Francisco, Calif.),
A. Morales, D. O'Rourke,The Ecologist, 27(3), 90-98, May-June 1997.
Argues that the manufacturers of methyl bromide are lobbying hard at local, national
and international levels to keep the chemical unregulated for as long as possible. In the
process, they are having a profound effect on democracy. This article is taken from the
report, The Bromide Barons: Methyl Bromide, Corporate Power and Environmental Justice.
Available for $5 from Political Ecology Group, 965 Mission St., #700, San Francisco CA
94103; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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