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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1990
"Highest Disregard," D. Hayes, Mother Jones, 14(10),
32-36, Dec. 1989.
Explains how F. Sherwood Rowland, the world's top ozone scientist, has
targeted Silicon Valley, an electronics producer, as the world's leading CFC hot
spot. Argues that the electronics industry's disregard for CFC warnings has
erased all gains made by banning aerosols.
"Gone With the Waves," S. Wells, A. Edwards, New Sci.,
47-51, Nov. 11, 1989.
The Maldives have become the symbol of the destructive power of global
warming and a case study for those looking for ways to protect low-lying
countries from the rising seas. The next 50 years are crucial to the low-lying
nations. Research can help to answer some of the pressing questions: (1) how
fast the sea is rising, (2) whether the reefs can keep pace, and (3) the extent
"Carbon Monoxide and the Burning Earth," R.E. Newell, H.G.
Reichle Jr., W. Seiler, Sci. Amer., 82-88, Oct. 1989.
Measurements of atmospheric CO from space have found large amounts of the
gas in unexpected places. High levels of CO from burning vegetation confirm
other evidence that the rain forests are being diminished rapidly. Major
increases in atmospheric CO could encourage the accumulation of pollutant gases
such as ozone and methane, adding to greenhouse warming and other effects.
"The Variegated Ocean: A View from Space," M.R. Lewis, New
Sci., 37-40, Oct. 7, 1989.
Satellite observations have vastly improved our understanding of the
processes that control primary productivity in the ocean, for instance the
spring bloom of phytoplankton in high latitudes, and the part oceanic organisms
play in the global carbon cycle. Only from this vantage point can we look
forward to understanding and predicting the ocean's role in determining the
future climate of the earth.
"The Ozone Protocol: A New Global Diplomacy," R.E. Benedick,
Conserv. Foundation Lett., No. 4, 1989. Also in Issues Sci. Technol.,
VI(1), 43-50, Fall 1989.
These nearly identical versions of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Benedick's article are excerpted from his forthcoming book on the treaty
negotiations leading to the Montreal Protocol, to be published jointly by the
Conservation Fund and the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown
University. (For further information contact Lisa Rabasca, The Conservation
Foundation, 1250 24th St. NW, Washington DC 20037.)
Three letters concerning a previous article and proposed global warming
legislation of Rep. Claudine Schneider, Issues Sci. Technol., VI(1),
23-25, Fall 1989.
"Reflections--The End of Nature," B. McKibben, The New
Yorker, 47-105, Sep. 11, 1989.
A lengthy article giving technical background and the author's views on
anthropogenic influences on the global atmosphere, drawn from his forthcoming
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