February 28, 2007
GCRIO Program Overview
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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 3, MARCH 1989
First Meeting of Working Group I--Scientific Assessment of Climate
Change, J.T. Houghton, Chr., 29 pp., Jan. 26, 1989. Contact Geoffrey
Jenkins, British Meteor. Off., London Rd., Bracknell RG12 2SZ, UK (tel:
44-344-420242 ext. 2673; fax: 44-344-51719).
Specifies lead authors and potential individual and institutional
contributors for four subtopics: CO2 and other greenhouse gases; climate
observations; modeling and uncertainties; sea-level and ecosystem effects.
Describes new modeling research contributions needed, interaction with other
groups, and planned meetings and workshops through November 1990.
Report of IPCC Working Group II (Impacts), Ju.A. Izrael, Chr., 27
pp., Feb. 1989. Contact USSR State Comm. for Hydrometeorology, 2 Pavlik Morozov
St., Moscow 123376 (tel: 255-24-93; telex: 411117 RUMS SU).
Report of the First Meeting--Response Strategies Working Group III,
F.M. Bernthal, Chr., 57 pp., Feb. 10, 1989. Contact Suzanne Butcher, Deputy
Dir., Off. Environ. Protection, OES/ENV Rm. 4325, Dept. State, Washington DC
20520 (202-647-9312; fax: 202-647-5947).
Subgroups established are energy and industry (including transportation),
coastal zone management, agriculture, forestry and other, resource use and
management; individual workplans were developed for each. A steering committee
will develop emissions scenarios, and strategies for considering policy
implementation mechanisms. The report summarizes views and activities of
nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations in attendance, and includes
a detailed participant list with addresses and numbers.
Report of the First Session of the WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC) (TD No. 267), approx. 35 pp., Nov. 1988. Contact
François Puchalski, WMO Pub. Sales, POB 5, CH-1211, Geneva 20, Switz.
(tel: 41-22-342326; fax: 41-22-346400).
A meeting record summarizing discussion of the IPCC work program, the second
world climate conference, finances and organization. Includes participant list,
summaries of national and organizational statements, working group membership
and terms of reference.
Terms of Reference for the ASUSSR-NAS Interacademy Committee on
Global Ecology, 8 pp., Dec. 1988. See NEWS, this Global Climate Change
Digest issue--Mar. 1989, for address.
Provides a charter for cooperation in these areas of common interest: global
energy and biogeochemical cycles; industrial and biospheric processes; systems
for observing global change; global changes and biotic diversity; theoretical
and methodological bases for understanding ecological change; review and support
of related international efforts.
Our Changing Planet: A U.S. Strategy for Global Change Research,
38 pp., Jan. 1989. U.S. Comm. on Earth Sci., D. Peck, Chr. Available from R.
Watts (Exec. Secy.), U.S. Geolog. Survey, MS 104, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr.,
Reston VA 11092 (703-648-4450).
Outlines program justification, goals and implementation; proposes research
budgets for fiscal year 1990 for the seven Federal agencies conducting global
change research, by activity categories (research, observations, data
management, facilities). Budget amounts are broken down into eight
interdisciplinary science elements: biogeochemical dynamics, ecological systems
and dynamics, climate and hydrological system, human interactions, earth system
history, solid earth processes, and solar influences.
Global Environmental Change--Recommendations for President-Elect
George Bush, 10 pp., Jan. 1989. Nat. Acad. Sci., Nat. Acad. Eng., Inst.
Medicine. Available from Nat. Acad. Sci., 2101 Constitution Ave., Washington DC
Urges that the issue be made more prominent in scientific, political and
foreign policy agendas. A focal point for the deployment of national resources
to address the issue must be established, to coordinate diverse activities
already underway and improve necessary linkages between scientific understanding
and policy options. Specific recommendations include approaches for reducing
reliance on fossil fuels, such as energy efficiency and considering increased
use of natural gas; strengthening the Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting
substances; mitigating tropical deforestation; making a substantial investment
in ground- and space-based environmental monitoring activities; assessing
possible impacts on society of global warming.
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