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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1992
Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Variations and Policy Responses in
Brazil, A.R. Magalhaes, M.H. Glantz, Eds., 156 pp., Jan. 1992. Available
from Esquel Brazil Found., SAS Q. 06, Bl. L, Ed. ASCB, Conj. 801A, 70070,
Brasilia DF, Brazil.
Describes a study to better understand the direct and indirect interactions
between climate and society in Brazil, excluding the Amazon region. Various
regions of the country are highly vulnerable to the hazards of climate
variability; this vulnerability has been increasing because of human
mismanagement of natural resources and the environment. Fourteen case studies
are assessed, including those relating to the salt industry, agriculture,
electric power, drought, flood and freeze.
Climate Change Scenario for Australia, Jan. 1992. Contact Div.
Atmos. Res., CSIRO, Pvt. Bag 1, Mordialloc, Vic. 3195, Australia (tel: +61 03
586 7666). In coastal areas, a 1° -3° C warming above 1990 levels
and a 2-10 cm sea-level rise are predicted. Examines potential rainfall changes.
The Greenhouse Effect: Regional Implications for Western Australia.
Annual Report, 1990-91, R.J. Allan, C.D. Mitchell, A.B. Pittock, 72 pp. +
appendices, Mar. 1992. Contact Environ. Protect. Authority, 38 Mounts Bay Rd.,
Perth, 6000 Australia (tel: 09 222 7000).
Among the new findings relating to Western Australia are: rainfall
intensities may increase over most of Australia; the return periods for heavy
rain events may decrease and this would have serious implications related to
floods; the future trend in total winter rainfall in southwestern Australia
remains uncertain. On agriculture: the benefits of increased CO2 concentrations
for wheat may be counteracted by more rapid maturation under warmer conditions.
The Potential Socio-Economic Effects of Climate Change, M.L.
Parry, A. Magalhaes, N.H. Ninh, 1991. Contact Global Environ. Monit. Syst.,
UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya (fax: 254 2 22 68 91).
A report on five developing countries (Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
and Vietnam), which predicts several adverse impacts from potential climate
change. These impacts include more severe drought in Brazil's dry northeastern
section, drought damage in the Mekong River delta of Vietnam, declining
production of Indonesian maize and shrimp.
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