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
FROM VOLUME 1, NUMBER 6, DECEMBER 1988
New Scientist, Nov. 5, 1988.
"Nuking the Greenhouse," p. 20. Discusses the problems of nuclear
power as a major solution to global warming.
"How Do You Rate the End of the World?" J. Leggett, pp. 60-61.
Musings of a geology professor on the attitudes of his students toward global
"Has Mrs. Thatcher Turned Green?" Nature, p. 479, Oct.
6, 1988. Comments on the Prime Minister's recent public acknowledgement of the
greenhouse gas problem and on the policy challenges the problem entails.
Special issue: American Forests, Nov.-Dec. 1988.
Inaugurates the AFA's Global ReLeaf campaign (see NEWS, this Global Climate
Change Digest issue--Dec. 1988), and contains a series of articles on
tropical forests. Includes a pull-out poster, "Tropical Deforestation: Why
Is It Happening?" Single issues available from Amer. For. Assoc., POB 2000,
Washington DC 20005; $3.15.
"ReLeaf for Global Warming," R.N. Sampson, 9-12.
"Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change," T.E. Wirth, 12-14.
"Tarzan's Jungle and Other Misconceptions," D.A. Boerner, 15,
"The Politics of Tropical Deforestation," T.M. Pasca, 21-24.
"Global View of a Tropical Disaster," S. Postel, 25-29, 69-71.
"The People Who Eat the Trees," T.M. Pasca, 30-33.
"Is Sustainable Harvest Possible in the Tropics?" G. Budowski,
"Finding Forestry Alternatives," F.H. Wadsworth, 36.
"Maximo Lopez: Firewood Gatherer," J. Conrad, 38-39, 78-79.
"Life and Death in Tropical Forests: The Edge of Extinction," J.P.
"Animal Farming Saves Forests," N. Vietmeyer, 46-48.
"`Creating' a Tropical Forest," W. Kaufman, 50-51, 76-77.
"Frank Wadsworth: Tropical Forester," S. Ebenreck, 52-53, 73.
"Tropical Forests and You," L. Daily, 54-56.
"Needed: New Policy Goals," R. Repetto, 58-59, 82-86.
"Where Are We Headed in Responding to Climate Change?" J.C.
Topping Jr., BNA Internat. Environ. Reporter, 555-561, Oct. 12, 1988.
An up-to-date summary of international policy development on global climate
change by the president of the Climate Institute, Washington, D.C. Includes a
concise section on the major "players" (governmental and
nongovernmental policy development groups), recent documents, and meetings.
Discusses the need for cooperation between first and third world nations, impact
studies, energy conservation, legal mechanisms and other strategies.
Saving tropical forests: The Ecologist, July/Nov. 1987
(Subscription Dept., Worthyvale Manor, Camelford, Cornwall PL32 9TT, UK).
Contains 18 articles in some 75 pages supporting the editors' suggested
plan, and critical of the tropical action plan developed by the World Resources
Institute in conjunction with the World Bank and the UNEP. Suggested are trading
Third World debts for forests; projects along the lines of the U.S. Civilian
Conservation Corps during the depression; phasing out destructive development
schemes, and radically revising development strategies. Individual articles by
international authors cover such topics as the consequences of deforestation;
critical reviews of the World Resources Institute's Tropical Forests, A Plan
for Action; causes of forest destruction in Bangladesh, South America,
Malaysia; examples of opposition to forest destruction by natives of Sarawak,
Malaysia and Amazonia; afforestation in Costa Rica and India.
Oceans and climate change: Oceanus, Winter 1986/87. (Published by
Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.; single copies $4 from Oceanus back issues,
Subscriber Svc. Ctr., POB 6419, Syracuse NY 13217.
Contains review articles, written by scientific experts but aimed at a
non-specialist audience, that include many high-quality color photographs and
lists of selected references.
"Introduction: The Oceans, Climate, and Technology," F.P.
"The Oceans, Carbon Dioxide, and Global Climate Change," B. Moore
III, B. Bolin, 9-15.
"Global Ocean Flux," J.J. McCarthy, P.G. Brewer, G. Feldman,
"The Oceans as a Source of Biogenic Gases," M.O. Andreae, 27-35.
"Man's Great Geophysical Experiment: Can We Model the Consequences?,"
K. Bryan, 36-42.
"Orbital Geometry, CO2, and Pleistocene Climate," N.G. Pisias, J.
"The Polar Ice Sheets: A Wild Card in the Deck?" S.S. Jacobs,
"Polar Ice Cores," J.M. Palais, 55-61.
"Pollen in Marine Cores: Evidence of Past Climates," L.E. Heusser,
"Forests and Climate: Surprises in Store," G.M. Woodwell, 71-75.
"Spaceborne Observations in Support of Earth Science," D.J. Baker,
W.S. Wilson, 76-85.
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