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FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1989
U.S.-SOVIET SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION
The national science academies
of the United States and the Soviet Union agreed in December 1988 on a program
of increased cooperation on global ecological problems such as greenhouse
warming, global energy and biological cycles, and stratospheric ozone depletion.
The two academies have been meeting regularly for over 30 years but, according
to a spokesperson for the U.S. academy, this agreement reflects an increased
willingness on the part of the Soviets to share data and cooperate in other
ways. Under the objectives defined by terms of reference developed last fall
(see REPORTS, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--Mar. 1989), the
joint, senior-level Committee on Global Ecology will emphasize policy
recommendations to the White House, the Kremlin and international bodies,
although its charter also authorizes technical workshops and symposia. The
committee will meet one to three times yearly; in March 1989, American members
will narrow topics for discussion at the first full meeting in Moscow in June.
One topic of interest is a comparative analysis of climate records.
Contact Margaret Rostker, Off. Soviet & E. European Affairs, Rm. HA-166,
Nat. Acad. Sci., 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC 20418 (202-334-2644).
See also Phys. Today, 101-102, Feb. 1989; Nature, p. 702, Dec.
22/29; Chem. Eng. News, p. 5, Dec. 19.
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