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FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 5, MAY 1989
"Britain Heads for an Early Bath, Say Environmentalists,"
New Scientist, p. 26, Apr. 22, 1989. Ark, an environmental group in
Britain, ruffled climatic change researchers by predicting sea level could rise
by up to 5.7 meters by the year 2050 as a result of greenhouse warming, based on
work by a geographer at Durham University.
"Politics in the Greenhouse," F. Pearce, ibid.,
pp. 33-34. Gives a detailed discussion of governmental policy and research in
Britain related to global warming, finding that political responses so far have
more show than substance despite grave warnings from the scientific community.
Research at present concentrates on contributions to international projects such
as the World Ocean Experiment. British research councils are discussing how to
coordinate work on the global environment; one idea is an interdisciplinary
research center. A related article by the same author is "Britain Isolated
over Response to Greenhouse Effect," ibid., p. 22, Mar. 25.
"Abandon All Science!" J. Gribbon, ibid., p. 80.
An editorial suggesting British research funding for global warming should take
precedence over established research categories such as particle physics.
"A Sudden Thaw in the Arctic," D. MacKenzie, F. Pearce,
ibid., pp. 25-26, Apr. 15. Discusses the recent formation of the
International Arctic Science Committee and its effect on British research there,
especially on global warming. See also "Arctic Nations Draft Plan to Create
International Arctic Science Committee," Intl. Environ. Rptr., pp.
7-8, Jan. 1989.
"Global Legal Framework Needed to Limit Transboundary
Pollution, Canadian Says," Intl. Environ. Rptr., pp. 120-122, Mar.
1989. Discusses statements made by Canadian Environment Minister Lucien Bouchard
at a New York City conference on global warming sponsored by Cornell University
and the National Governor's Association in March. The article also describes a
series of recommendations reached by about 400 participants from 13 countries.
Foremost were calls for a 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions,
elimination of chlorofluorocarbon production and improvement of automobile fuel
economy by the year 2000.
"Conference Participants Recommend Tax on Fossil Fuel Use in
Developed Nations," Intl. Environ. Rptr., pp. 110-111, Mar. 1989.
Discusses this and other conclusions reached at February conference on global
warming and developing countries, organized by the New Delhi-based Tata Energy
Institute and the Woods Hole (Massachusetts) Research Center.
"Something's in the Air..." Chem. & Industry,
pp. 154-155, Mar. 20, 1989. Discusses the recent London conference on the ozone
layer and several related issues from a British perspective.
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