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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

REPORTS...
GENERAL


Item #d90apr39

Global CO2 Emission Reductions: The Impacts of Rising Energy Costs, A.S. Manne, R.G. Richels, 35 pp., Feb. 1990. Available (no charge) from the second author at Electric Power Research Institute, POB 10412, Palo Alto CA 94303 (415-855-2602).

Using results from the EPRI Global 2100 model (see RESEARCH NEWS, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--Apr. 1990), the authors find that, in the absence of carbon emission limits, global emissions will not only increase but the regional pattern will shift as developing countries increase emissions. The recently proposed 20% reduction in global emissions would be hard to achieve if per capita income inequalities are to be significantly reduced; a more modest decrease is explored. The magnitude of carbon tax necessary to induce consumers to reduce their dependence on carbon-based fuel is estimated to be $250 per ton in all regions. This implies a five-fold increase in the price of coal and an increase of $.75 per gallon of gasoline. International trading of emission rights would smooth the regional differences in the time necessary to reach an equilibrium tax level.


Item #d90apr40

Human Dimensions of Global Change Program: Reports or information from meetings of the following working groups are available in this program sponsored by the United Nations University (UNU), the International Social Science Council, and the International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study (IFIAS). Periodic updates are published in the IGU Bulletin; general information on the program is available from the Tokyo Office of UNU (Toho Seimei Bldg., 15-1, Shibuya 2-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150, Japan; tel: (03) 499-2811) or the North American office (DC2-1462, U.N. Plaza, New York NY 10017; 212-963-6345).

Global Climate Change: Strategies and Response. About 30 energy analysts, one-third from developing countries, met in Budapest, Hungary, in April 1989 to develop a research agenda for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and defining policy options. The 20-page report is available from the HDGCP secretariat at IFIAS, 39 Spadina Rd., Toronto, Ont. M5R 2S9, Can. (416-926-7570).

Needs of the Most Vulnerable People and Places. A meeting with the International Geographical Union (IGU) was held in Moscow and Irkutsk-Baykal in June 1989.

Global Risk Assessment. The first meeting involved 25 scholars of risk assessment at Clark University (USA) in October 1989. A meeting report is available from Roger Kasperson of Clark.

Industrial Restructuring and the Analysis of Industrial "Metabolism." Industrial change and sustainable development were the topics of the first workshop held in Maastrich (the Netherlands) in October 1989. A seven-page workshop statement is available from Frank Rijsberman, Director, IFIAS-Maastrich, Proj. Devel. Off., Witmakersstraat 10, 6211 JB Maastrich, the Netherlands.

Legal, Ethical and Institutional Dimensions of Global Change. Information on a workshop on international law and global change held in The Hague, the Netherlands, in November 1989 can be obtained from its organizer, Edith Brown Weiss, Georgetown Univ. Law Ctr., Rm. 447, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington DC 20001 (202-662-9112).

Methods of Analysis, Modeling and Data Requirements. The first meeting was planned for Moscow in March 1990.


Item #d90apr41

Foerderschwerpunkt Treibhauseffekt (Major Research Goal `Greenhouse'), Bundesministerium fuer Forschung und Technologie (Bonn, FRG), 54 pp., July 1989. In German. NTIS: TIB/B89-82245/XAB; $28.

Explains the present and future climate research funded by the German Ministry of Research and Technology. This includes: long-term observations, field experiments for process studies, climate models, and establishing the validity of an anthropogenic climate signal.


Item #d90apr42

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and the Greenhouse Effect (DOE/ER-0411), M.W. Firestine (Dept. Energy, Washington DC), 36 pp., 1989. NTIS: DE89-012869/XAB; $13.95. Contains a non-technical review of the problems associated with atmospheric carbon dioxide and the resulting greenhouse effect.


Item #d90apr43

Stratospheric Ozone Depletion (EPA/IMSD-89/001), 72 pp., May 1989. NTIS: PB89-207476/XAB; $15.95.

A bibliography in five sections: (1) overview of strato-spheric ozone issues; (2) atmospheric chemistry and dynamics; (3) risk assessment for humans and other organisms; (4) domestic and international public policy; and (5) research on substitutes and alternatives for ozone-depleting substances.


Item #d90apr44

Congressional Hearings: The following three hearing reports are for sale by Supt. Documents, U.S. Govt. Printing Off., Washington DC 20402 (inquire for prices).

Global Warming: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power--House of Representatives--Feb. 21 and May 4, 1989, 177 pp.

Climate Surprises: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space--U.S. Senate--May 8, 1989, 152 pp.

Global Warming and CAFE Standards: Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Consumer of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate--May 2, 1989, 343 pp.

Carbon Dioxide Releases from Fossil-Fuel Burning: Statement Before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (DOE/OR/21400-T379), G. Marland, T. Boden (Oak Ridge Nat. Lab.), 34 pp., July 1989. NTIS: DE89-015892/XAB; $13.95.

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