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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1993
Society," D.E. Koshland, Jr. (Editor, Science),
Science, 260(5105), 143, Apr. 9, 1993.
The ways in which science and society are governed are quite different and
the difference causes friction when scientific progress is of social concern, as
with climate change. Scientists must assist in producing and explaining
preliminary findings on scientific problems, and politicians must understand
that progress reports should not be used as final results not to be modified.
Uncertainty, Resource Exploitation, and Conservation: Lessons from History,"
D. Ludwig (Dept. Zool., Univ. British Columbia, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2, Can.), R.
Hilborn, C. Walters, Science,
260(5104), 17, 36, Apr. 2, 1993.
Uses the failed concept of maximum sustainable yield of fisheries to
illustrate the difficulty of establishing scientifically-based strategies for
sustainably managing resources of all types. Gives several principles of
"Adrift on a Sea of
Platitudes: Why We Will Not Resolve the Greenhouse Issue," M. Waterstone
(Dept. Geog., Univ. Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721), Environ. Mgmt., 17(2),
141-152, Mar.-Apr. 1993.
A review of policy options concludes that we will probably not deal with the
greenhouse issue because we lack the philosophical, ethical and political will
to do so.
"Is the Greenhouse
Effect the Foe?" C.B. Hatfield (Univ. Toledo, Toledo OH 43606), Geology,
21(1), 3, Jan. 1993.
Predicted limits to future fossil fuel availability suggest a problem more
serious than the greenhouse effect in the next century. Maybe we desperately
need global controls on fuel use, and maybe global warming has little to do with
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