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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1992
ECOSYSTEMS AND AGRICULTURE
Can Nature Survive Global Warming?, 60 pp., Feb. 1992, no charge.
Contact N. Bird, Worldwide Fund for Nature Intl., Ave. du Mont-Blanc, CH-1196
Gland, Switz. (tel: 41 22 649 111).
Concludes that climate change will place over half the world's man and
biosphere reserves at risk, and that over 22,000 rare or threatened species of
plants and animals could be in danger of extinction. The species most at risk
include walrus, polar bear, Australia's mountain pygmy possum, the European snow
finch, gazelles, and the monarch and Apollo butterflies.
Climate Change: Economic Implications for World Agriculture, S.
Kane et al. (Econ. Res. Serv., Washington, D.C.), 28 pp., Oct. 1991. NTIS:
Despite substantial yield effects of climate change, the economic impact on
national and world economies is estimated to be small because reduced production
potential in some areas would be balanced by gains in others.
Climate Change and Water Level Impacts on Wetlands: A Bibliography,
G. Koshida (Atmos. Environ. Serv., Downsview, Ont., Can.), L. Mortsch, 55 pp.,
1991. NTIS: MIC-92-01000; $27.
Emphasizes the effects of historical lake-level changes on the Great Lakes
coastal wetlands. Studies were scarce, especially on the Canadian side of the
Great Lakes Basin. Contains over 540 citations from 1935 to 1991 from journals,
workshops, conferences, technical manuals, government reports and unpublished
Disappearing Ducks: The Effect of Climate Change on North Dakota's
Waterfowl, A. LeBlanc, D.J. Ducek, L.F. Allegretti, 1991, $7.50. Available
from Environ. Defense Fund, 1616 P St. NW, Washington DC 20036.
If no steps are taken to mitigate global warming, the duck population in
North Dakota is expected to decline by 22% in number of offspring. As the
state's cropland increases in response to stresses in other regions, duck ponds
will decrease in number by 30%.
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