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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 2, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1989
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
GENERAL AND POLICY
Carbon Dioxide and Global Change: Earth in Transition, S.B. Idso,
300 pp., 1989, $19.95 plus $2 shipping. IBR Press, Inst. Biospheric Research,
631 E. Laguna Dr., Tempe AZ 85282.
Presents an analysis of both the physical (climatic) and biological effects
of atmospheric CO2 enrichment as well as a broad, up-to-date review of the many
interrelated aspects of the complex subject. Special emphasis is given to the
search for evidence of global warming and global vegetative stimulation.
Includes extensive subject and author indices.
Greenhouse Warming: Abatement and Adaptation, N.J. Rosenberg, W.E.
Easterling III et al., Eds., 224 pp., June 1989, $18.95 plus $3.00 shipping.
Resources for the Future, Book Marketing, 1616 P St. NW, Washington DC 20036
Contains proceedings from a workshop held in June 1988 and cosponsored by
RFF, four federal agencies and the International Federation of Institutes for
Advanced Study. Both social and natural scientists contributed to this
14-chapter volume that identifies alternative policy strategies for slowing
greenhouse warming and coping with its consequences. According to the
publishers, presents a clear and comprehensive discussion of the subject and
divergent views, backed by a carefully chosen array of tabular and graphic
Workshop on Developing Country Energy Strategies: Implications for the
Greenhouse Effect--28-29 April 1988, 90 pp., Apr. 1989 (World Resources
The proceedings of a workshop cosponsored by World Resources Institute and
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, summarizing panel discussions and paper
presentations. Innovative technologies will be accepted that meet multiple
societal goals as opposed to simply saving energy. Calls for greater education
efforts to involve developing countries in the greenhouse problem and for
improved economic models to provide answers pertinent to their needs.
Strategic Planning Seminar on the Long-Term Implications of Climatic
Change, WRI-NCPO Planning Seminar, 68 pp., Jan. 1988 (World Resources
The proceedings of a January 1988 seminar held jointly by the Institute and
the National Climate Program Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration. Provides perspectives on global climate change as it affects
energy policy, the electric power industry, economic costs to rich and poor
countries, U.S. foreign policy options in the upper Nile River Basin and the
forest products industry. Includes an extensive address list of over 100
The Greenhouse Effect, A. Henderson-Sellers, R. Blong, 211 pp.
Published by New South Wales UP, POB 1, Kensington, NSW, Australia.
Aimed at a nontechnical audience, this volume is based on the 1987
Australian symposium that produced the technical volume Greenhouse--Planning
for Climate Change. Explains the basics of the greenhouse effect in global
terms, both geographically and historically. Looks specifically at what
Australia might be like in the year 2030. (See review in New Sci., p.
70, June 17, 1989.)
The Hole in the Sky, J. Gribbin, 192 pp., May 1988, $4.50. Bantam
Books, 666 Fifth Ave., New York NY 10103 (212-765-6500).
The author, a physical scientist, examines and explains, for the general
public, results from the National Airborne Ozone Experiment in Antarctica.
Discusses oxygen, ozone and life as well as global implications to the hole and
strategies for action.
Overheating the Earth: The Greenhouse Controversy, J.H. Burgess,
76 pp., 1988, $4.59. P.P.I. Publishing, POB 335, Dayton OH 45459 (513-433-2709).
Presents a worst case scenario for the year 2012 in a warmer world as an
introduction to opposing views on global warming. Three chapters develop
evidence and complexities of the greenhouse controversy; the last enumerates
preventive measures in terms of alternative energy sources, national policies
and public education. Appendix includes "A Localized Historical Study of a
Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy: The OECD Compass Project,
93 pp., $15.50 softbound. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
(OECD Pubs., 2001 L St. NW, S-700, Washington DC 20036; 202-785-6323).
Presents detailed review of existing and prospective environmental impact
from solar, biomass, geothermal, hydro and other renewable energy technologies.
Suggests that large-scale development of such sources is necessary and
Der Treibhaus-Effect: Der Mensch Andert Das Klima (The Greenhouse
Effect: Humans are Changing the Climate), C.-D. Schönwiese, B.
Dieckmann, 232 pp., 1987. In German. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (Stuttgart).
An up-to-date introduction to the greenhouse effect for the German-speaking
non-specialist. Concentrates on the nature of the effect, its causes and
consequences, as well as possible responses by agriculture, industry and the
individual. (See review in Intl. J. Climatol., 9(1), p. 103,
Proceedings of the Symposium on Climate Change in the Southern United
States: Future Impacts and Present Policy Issues, M. Meo, Ed., 608 pp., Nov.
1987, $20.00. Science and Public Policy Program, Univ. Oklahoma, 601 Elm Ave.,
Rm. 431, Norman OK 73019.
The proceedings of a May 1987 symposium held in New Orleans, conducted by
the Science and Public Policy Program of the University of Oklahoma and
sponsored by the Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. Among topics addressed were: 1) the potential
impacts of climate change on agriculture, coastal resources, forestry and water
resources, 2) strategies for adapting to or mitigating climate impacts, and 3)
ways private and public sectors can cooperate to reduce possible risks and costs
resulting from irreversible climate change.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations