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

FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1990

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS...
COMMENTARY


Item #d90apr18

"Slowing Global Warming," C. Flavin (Worldwatch Inst.), Environ. Sci. Technol., 24(2), 170-171, Feb. 1990.

The time has arrived for a global agreement that includes changes in policies on energy, land use and population. Benefits would extend beyond a more stable climate; economies would be strengthened, new industries created, air pollution reduced and forests preserved.


Item #d90apr19

"European Challenges and Responsibilities," C.R. di Meana (Commissioner Environ., Commission European Communities), J. Air Waste Mgmt. Assoc., 40(1), 8-9, Jan. 1990.

Presents excerpts from the Commissioner's address made at the Opening Session of the 8th World Clean Air Congress, held at the Hague in September of 1989. To control CO2 emissions it will be necessary to reduce the consumption of the polluting fuels; the industrialized world should begin to reduce its energy consumption.


Item #d90apr20

"Two Gales Do Not Make a Greenhouse," J. Maddox, Nature, 343(6257), 407, Feb. 1, 1990.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher recently remarked (in support of a global climate convention) that the unusual weather experienced of late in Europe could be an indication of global warming. Although she properly qualified this statement, it could nevertheless backfire if similar events do not occur in the near future.


Item #d90apr21

"Appropriate Policy Responses to the Greenhouse Effect: The Challenge for Economics," E.B. Barbier (Intl. Inst. Environ. & Develop., Univ. College London, London, UK), World Clim. Change Rep., 28-29, Dec. 1989.

Suggests international cooperation in future research to analyze policy responses to the greenhouse effect in three areas: (1) monitoring of climatic, sea level and ecological changes, (2) research and development of warning systems for predicting sudden disasters from climatic and sea level changes, and (3) analysis of the costs and benefits of both the impacts of global warming and the adaptive and preventive measures necessary to mitigate them.


Item #d90apr22

"Expansion of Nuclear Power Versus Economical Energy Utilization as Solutions to the Carbon Dioxide Problem?" F. Conrad (D-7513 Friedrichstal, FRG), Atomwirtsch, Atomtech, 34(8/9), 406-412, 1989. In German.

Responds to an article by B. Keepin and G. Kats (Energy Pol., Dec. 1988), and argues for the importance of nuclear power as the only abundant energy source free from CO2.

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