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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 5, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1992
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
OF GENERAL INTEREST
Beyond the Limits--Confronting Global Collapse, Envisioning a
Sustainable Future, D.H. Meadows, D.L. Meadows, J. Randers, 320 pp., Apr.
1992. Publishers: Chelsea Green in U.S. ($19.95); McClelland & Stewart in
Can. (Can.$25.99); Earthscan in U.K. (£14.95).
Written by three of the original authors of The Limits to Growth
published 20 years ago, this book concludes that the world has already exceeded
many of its physical limits and is pursuing a nonsustainable path that could
result in economic collapse in the next century. Using a system dynamics
computer model, the authors project numerous scenarios and describe strategies
to ensure the planet's longevity. They propose a sustainable society that would
allow growth but would discriminate among the kinds and purposes of growth.
The Heated Debate: Greenhouse Predictions Versus Climate Reality,
R.C. Balling Jr., 250 pp., 1992, $21.95. Pacific Res. Inst. for Public Policy,
177 Post St., S. 500, San Francisco CA 94108 (415-989-0833).
Speaking for a growing number of scientists who are challenging the "doomsayers,"
the author examines actual climate response to increases in natural and man-made
greenhouse gases, based on empirical evidence, finding that we are not facing an
Climate--Our Future? U. Schotterer (Eng. translation by K.
Kelts), P. Andermatt (artist), 175 pp., Jan. 1992, $39.95 (Univ. Minnesota).
Originally published in German, French and Italian, this completely revised
edition employs extensive illustrations and graphs to present a global analysis
of the issues and processes affecting global change, in a tone that stresses
environmental concerns. Aimed at a broad range of readers, professional and
Economic Issues in Global Climate Change: Agriculture, Forestry and
Natural Resources, J.M. Reilly, M. Anderson, Eds., 480 pp., Mar. 1992, $52
Internationally known economists, scientists and policy analysts determine
the sources of the emissions most responsible for climate change and the cost of
controlling them, quantify the effects of climate change, and analyze the
economic impact of climate change on agriculture and forestry.
Prospects for Future Climate: A Special US/USSR Report on Climate
and Climate Change, M.C. MacCracken, M.I. Budyko et al., Eds., 270 pp., 1990
Prepared under a bilateral agreement on protection of the environment signed
by the two countries in 1972, this report, like that of the IPCC, is intended to
provide the best scientific knowledge available to guide any actions regarding
global change. It draws mainly on cooperative research, and identifies areas of
scientific consensus and disagreement. Reviewed by W.M. Kellogg (Clim.
Change, pp. 83-85, Jan. 1992), who considers the document a landmark account
of a process of historic proportions.
Clean Air Act 1990 Amendments: Law and Practice, J.-M.
Stensvaag, 1366 pp. loose-leaf, 1991, $135 (Wiley Law).
Written for a diverse audience; one of eight parts covers U.S. stratospheric
ozone protection regulations.
Ozone Protection Policies: A Briefing Book, several hundred pp.,
Nov. 1991. Alliance for CFC Responsibility, 1901 N. Ft. Myer Dr., 12th Fl.,
Arlington VA 22209 (703-243-0344); $125. A desk reference emphasizing U.S.
policy and regulations at the federal, state and local levels. Contains
industrial information, and excerpts of the Montreal Protocol.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations