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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 7, JULY 1990
The Environment/Economy Link in Alberta and the Implications under
Climate Change, 1989. Completed under contract for the Can. Climate Ctr. by
(and full report available only from) Acres Intl. Ltd., 10201 Southport Rd. SW,
S. 500, Calgary, Alta. T2W 4X9, Can.
Objectives were to quantify recent climatic anomalies and associated
economic data, to identify analogies between recent anomalies and general
circulation model forecasts of a doubled CO2 scenario, and to deduce potential
economic impacts under future climate change. Based on this approach, calendar
year 1988 was selected to determine environment-economic linkages with respect
to agriculture, forestry, energy use and other activities.
Implications of Climate Change for the New Zealand Forestry Industry,
Jan. 1990. Available from Patrick H.B. Aldwell, For. Res. Inst., Min. For.,
Priv. Bag 3020, Rotorua, N.Z.
A contribution to the New Zealand Climate Change Program, which summarizes a
survey of the forest industry, government, and outside specialists. The most
significant effect would be the influence on the country's competitors through
increased lumber supply from high-latitude northern markets. New Zealand
productivity would increase if climate warms, and shorter rotations would be
encouraged. (See World Clim. Change Rep., p. 18, Mar. 1990.)
Effects of Air Temperature on Atmospheric CO2-Plant Growth
Relationships (DOE/ER-0450T), S.G. Allen, S.B. Idso et al., 61 pp., Apr.
1990. Available from Carbon Dioxide Info. Analysis Ctr., U.S. Dept. Energy, Oak
Ridge Nat. Lab., Oak Ridge TN 37831 (615-574-0390).
Prepared under contract by eight authors at four institutions, this is a
review of relevant research, emphasizing experiments conducted in outdoor,
CO2-enriched atmospheres. Beneficial effects for C3 species of CO2 enrichment
increase with air temperature, but there is wide variation among species. CO2
also appears to interact with other climatic variables such as solar radiation;
further research is needed. Differences in CO2-temperature interactions between
C3 and C4 species are discussed.
UNEP Mediterranean reports: The following documents have been
prepared by the Mediterranean Task Team, one of eight created since 1987 in the
UNEP Programme on Implications of Climatic Changes on Regional Seas. Specific
case studies of the deltas of the Nile, Po and Ebro Rivers are also available,
and other reports are in preparation. To obtain information or copies contact
UNEP Coord. Unit for the Mediterranean Action Plan, Leoforos Vassileos
Konstantinou 48, 11635 Athens, Greece (telex: 222611 MEDU GR). (From NCAR Network
News, Winter 1990.)
An Overview of Implications of Expected Climate Changes in the
Mediterranean Region, G. Sestini et al.
Bibliography on Effects of Climatic Changes and Related Topics, A.
PAN-EARTH/FONAIAP Workshop on Crop Model Training and
Calibration--Maracay, Venezuela, 13-16 Nov. 1989, 37 pp., Apr. 1990.
Available from Global Environ. Prog., 407 Wing Hall, Cornell Univ., Ithaca NY
The workshop was a contribution to the PAN-Earth Project national case
studies of effects of climatic change and nuclear winter. Conducted in
cooperation with the Fondo Naciónal de Investigaciónes
Agropecuarias (FONAIAP), the Venezuelan agricultural research institute, it
focused on application of the agricultural models being used in the case studies
to local crops and conditions.
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