February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 5, MAY 1990
"Why the Federal Government Should Help Improve US Energy
Efficiency," E. Hirst (Energy Div., Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., Oak Ridge TN
37831), Ambio, XIX(2), 96-98, Apr. 1990.
Economic and social benefits of improved energy efficiency will be realized
only if the federal government actively promotes energy efficiency through
increased research, expanded state and local assistance programs, improved
regulation of energy utilities, and increased technology transfer.
"Motor Vehicles and Global Warming," M.L. Halberstadt, Ed.
(Motor Vehicle Mfr. Assoc., Atmos. Chem. Panel), J. Air Waste Mgmt. Assoc.,
40(3), 292, 436, Mar. 1990.
The Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association (MVMA) supports CFC phase-out
beyond that defined by the Montreal Protocol, provided that safe substitutes are
available and adequate lead time is allowed. MVMA member companies are in the
process of providing the necessary equipment for mobile air conditioning
recovery and recycling. An effective program must be international.
"Deforestation and the Greenhouse Effect," J. Soberón M.
(Ctr. Ecol., UNAM, Apdo Postal 70-275, México D.F., México), Trends
in Ecol. Evolution, 5(2), 63-64, Feb. 1990. Suggests that, to
restore diverse tropical areas, countries must aim not only to reforest cleared
areas but to recover, as completely as possible, the complex of ecological
processes and interactions previously present.
"The Greenhouse Blues--Keep Cool About Global Warming," D.L.
Ray, Policy Review, No. 49, 70-72, Summer 1989. (Heritage Foundation,
214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC 20002; 202-546-4400)
Solar activity, not the greenhouse effect, may account for the unusual
warmth of the mid-20th century. Argues that costly corrective actions that
reduce our standard of living are not necessary. Reforestation is far more
effective in CO2 reduction than preservation of existing forests. We should
reduce our own CO2 contribution because proper stewardship of the earth demands
it, but not as the answer to global warming.
"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.,
1(4), 28-29, Dec. 1989.
Discusses the unpredictable discontinuity of climatic changes and the way in
which they magnify the likelihood of so-called natural disasters. Covers the
waiting cost for doing nothing, adaptive measures, preventive measures, and
needed rigorous analysis of policy options. Shows how preventive measures are
linked to controlling other global and transnational problems.
Comment and reply on the need for research and development as a prudent
response to the greenhouse effect, Science, 247(4943), 620, Feb.
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