February 28, 2007
GCRIO Program Overview
Our extensive collection of documents.
Archives of the
Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 1991
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
OF GENERAL INTEREST
Primer on Greenhouse Gases, D.L. Wuebbles, J. Edmonds, approx. 150
pp., Aug. 1991, approx. $49.95/$59.95 outside U.S. + shipping (Lewis).
A reference of current information that presents for each of five major
greenhouse gases current atmospheric concentration trends, historical emission
rates, and forecasts of future emissions. Also examines their influences on
climate, life cycles, relative greenhouse potentials.
The Rising Tide: Global Warming and World Sea Levels, L.T.
Edgerton, 140 pp., 1991, $29.95 hbk./$17.95 pbk. + shipping (Island Press).
Reviewed by J. Hecht in New Scientist, p. 50, Aug. 24, 1991.
Called by the publisher the first comprehensive analysis of world sea level
rise as related to global warming and the first to offer response strategies.
Looks at the effects of sea level rise on human health, property and natural
resources; the federal, state and local responsibilities for coastal policies;
the ways existing programs can be adapted.
Impact of Carbon Dioxide, Trace Gases and Climate Change on Global
Agriculture (Spec. Pub. 53), B.A. Kimball, N.J. Rosenberg, L.H. Allen, Eds.,
133 pp., 1990, $15/$12 members (Amer. Soc. Agronomy). Reviewed by A.R. Wellburn
in J. Exper. Bot., pp. 561-562, Apr. 1991.
Contains eight invited papers that were presented at a 1988 meeting of
agronomic societies. Looks at the contribution of agriculture to atmospheric
greenhouse gases, the need to separate the effects of improved plant breeding
from effects of increased greenhouse gases on crop productivity, and possible
changes in precipitation patterns and crop productivity.
Land Use Changes in Europe--Processes of Change, Environmental
Transformations and Future Patterns, F.M. Brouwer, A.J. Thomas, M.J.
Chadwick, Eds., 528 pp., 1991, $149/£82/Dfl. 240 (Kluwer).
From a study of the Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and Stockholm
Environmental Institute, and a 1988 workshop of the same title. Many sections
are related to the potential impact of climatic change and how this must be
considered in the long term and on a broad scale. Examples of chapter topics
are: trends in the transformation of European agriculture; perspectives on a
changing hydroclimate; climatic change and land use impact in Europe.
Global Environmental Issues: A Climatological Approach, D.A. Kemp,
235 pp., 1990, £35 hbk./£9.99 pbk. (Routledge). Reviewed by F. Drake
in Intl. J. Clim., pp. 461-462, May-June 1991.
An introductory text that aims to fall in the middle of the spectrum between
the highly technical and the very basic. Environmental issues considered include
drought, famine and desertification; acid rain; atmospheric turbidity; the
threat to the ozone layer; the greenhouse effect; nuclear winter.
Earth Sciences/Global Change Information Guidebook, approx. 360
pp., 1991, $99 US/$129 Canada/$149 elsewhere (QW Communications). Earth
Sciences/Global Change Users Manual, over 200 pp., 1991, $34.95 US &
The information guidebook contains news summaries, bibliographies,
publications listings, events calendar, information sources, periodicals list.
Topics include global warming, legal issues, floods, earthquakes, droughts,
desertification, international cooperation, forest fires, wind storms,
deforestation, technology issues. Several sections of the guidebook are issued
six times per year.
Environmental Health Criteria, No. 113, Fully Hydrogenated
Chlorofluorocarbons, 164 pp., 1990, $16 (Sw. Fr. 20)/Sw. Fr. 14 in
developing countries (WHO). Assesses the human health and environmental risks
from eight commercial compounds. Also covers health risks from stratospheric
Alternative Formulations and Packaging to Reduce Use of
Chlorofluorocarbons, Pollution Technology Review, No. 194, T.P. Nelson, S.L.
Wevill, 374 pp., 1990, $62 (Noyes). Gives background information, reviews
technically feasible ways to reduce CFCs in aerosol products, and presents
industry experiences with alternatives.
Proceedings of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Air and Waste Management
Association, 18,000 pp. in 20 volumes, 1991, $1,800/$1,200 members (AWMA).
Inquire for single volume and single article prices. Topics include air
modeling, pollution prevention, global climate change.
Proceedings of the Seventeenth Biennial Conference On Ground Water:
Coping with Water Scarcity--The Role of Ground Water, 1990 (U.C. Water
Sponsored by the University of California Water Resources Center et al., and
held Sep. 25-26, 1990, San Diego, Calif. Contained a session on global warming,
its potential implications for California's water supply, and the role of
groundwater in ameliorating long-term water scarcity.
The Water Encyclopedia, 2nd Ed., F. van der Leeden, F.L. Troise,
D.K. Todd, Eds., 980 pp., 1990, $135/$160 outside U.S. (Lewis).
A broadly based compendium that includes climate and precipitation data, the
hydrologic cycle, surface waters, water quality, water use, legal and political
information. Environmental problems addressed include air emissions and sea
Energy and Security in the Developing World, R.G.C. Thomas, B.
Ramberg, Eds., 211 pp., $28 (Univ. of Kentucky Press). Reviewed by M. Grubb in
New Scientist, p. 53, Mar. 23, 1991.
For several national case studies analyzes such topics as rationalizations
for nuclear power, and incentives and policies of nuclear programs. Some authors
assume that nuclear power is the only significant nonfossil fuel option for the
Steering a New Course: Transportation, Energy and the Environment,
D. Gordon, 236 pp., 1991, $9.50 (UCS).
Analyzes transportation in the U.S. and its contribution to the energy
crisis. Recommends a comprehensive transportation policy with benefits that
would reduce pollution and oil dependence.
World Environmental Directory, 6th Ed. (U.S. & Can.), over
1,000 pp., 1991, $233 (BPI). Gives contacts for all levels of governmental
agencies; corporate environmental offices; professional, scientific, trade and
public interest organizations; international organizations.
Climate in Human Perspective--A Tribute to Helmut E. Landsberg, F.
Baer, N.L. Canfield, J.M. Mitchell, Eds., 146 pp., 1991, $59/£34/Dfl. 95
(Kluwer). One of the ten contributions is "Five Themes on Our Changing
Climate" by J.M. Mitchell (pp. 37-59).
The Gaia Atlas of Future Worlds--Challenge and Opportunity in an Age
of Change, N. Myers, 192 pp., 1991, $24.95 hbk. (Doubleday)/$15.95 pbk.
(Anchor). Analyzes current pressures on the Earth, projects their impacts, and
offers course-changing suggestions.
From Gaia to Selfish Genes, C. Barlow, Ed., 273 pp., 1991, $17.50
(MIT). Presents excerpts from the popular writings of major scientists ranging
from the biosphere to the cell, as well as critiques of various theories.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations