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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1989

NEWS...
NEWS NOTES


Item #d89jan6

"UK to Host World Conference on Protection of Ozone Layer," Intl. Environ. Rptr., 643-644, Dec. 1988. Prime Minister Thatcher will host the conference in association with the United Nations in March 1989. A British chemical firm's plans for CFC substitute plants are described.


Item #d89jan7

"Global Warming Becomes an International Political Issue," Nature, p. 194, Nov. 17, 1988. Reports topics discussed at the November Climate and Development conference, Hamburg, West Germany.


Item #d89jan8

"UNEP Group Urges `Coastal-Control Systems' to Minimize Greenhouse Effect on Coastlines," Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 592, Nov. 1988. At a meeting in Yugoslavia, task groups on climatic change effects on inhabited world ocean areas, organized by the United Nations, suggested that governments should control projects that encourage land subsidence. Expensive engineering solutions to rising sea level, such as dikes, are unrealistic.


Item #d89jan9

"Time for Politicians to Act," New Scientist, p. 21, Oct. 15, 1988. A report just released from the British Joint Energy Programme of the Royal Institute of International Affairs calls for international control of carbon dioxide pollution.


Item #d89jan10

"Johnny Appleseed and the Greenhouse," Science, 19-20, Oct. 7, 1988. Discusses the practicality of planting trees to counter rising carbon dioxide levels, as some have recently suggested. Concludes it is only a partial solution at best.


Item #d89jan11

"New Zealand Program Studies Impact of Global Warming Trend," Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 537, Oct. 1988. New Zealand is examining the likely effects of climate change on its ecology, economy and society, and on policy responses for government. Activities of other South Pacific nations are discussed.


Item #d89jan12

"Global Warming May Trigger More Hurricanes, Experts Say," Air/Water Pollut. Rep., p. 321, Sep. 19, 1988. Concerns testimony before a U.S. Senate hearing on S. 2666 (greenhouse warming legislation).


Item #d89jan13

'Greenhouse Effect' Theory Disputed By Some Members of Scientific Community," ibid., p. 305, Sep. 5.

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