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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

PERIODICALS...
GENERAL


Item #d90jan54

"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.


Item #d90jan55

"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 of erosion.


Item #d90jan56

"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.


Item #d90jan57

"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.


Item #d90jan58

"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.)


Item #d90jan59

Three letters concerning a previous article and proposed global warming legislation of Rep. Claudine Schneider, Issues Sci. Technol., VI(1), 23-25, Fall 1989.


Item #d90jan60

"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 book.

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