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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1993
WORLD RESOURCE REVIEW
We begin here regular
coverage of articles from World Resource Review, which for over four
years has published refereed review articles emphasizing an interdisciplinary
approach and the critical interaction between science and policy. The Review
is affiliated with SUPCON International and the Global Warming International
Center (POB 5275, Woodbridge IL 60517; tel: 708-910-1551, fax: 708-910-1561),
which have organized several international conferences on global warming science
and policy, the most recent having been held April 5-8, 1993, in Chicago.
Numbers 2-4 of Volume 4 (1992) of World Resource Review contain reviewed
papers from the April 1992 conference (see Books, GCCD, p. 59, Apr.
1993.) Papers of general interest from all of Volume 4 follow; others will
appear under more specific topic headings.
Non-CO2/CFC Greenhouse Gases," J.B. Weenink (Clim. Change Div., Minis.
Housing, Phys. Planning & Environ., POB 450, 2260 MB Leidschendam, Neth.),
J. Gupta, L.H.J.M. Janssen, World Resour. Rev.,
4(3), 271-290, 1992.
Formulates a framework for the other greenhouse gases which addresses all of
them simultaneously. While a global problem like climate change can only be
solved at the international level, there is no general solution; policies must
be achieved by measures that are appropriate for different regions, nations and
cultures of the world. A case study of the Netherlands indicates how climate
change policy steps can get a "head start" from, and can be integrated
with, existing environmental policies.
"The Dilemma of
Conflicting Interests Between CO2's and CH4's IR Trapping Capacity and Role in
Case of CO2 Even as Limiting Factor for Plant Growth," H.W. Scharpenseel
(Inst. Soil Sci., Univ. Hamburg, D-2000 Hamburg 13, Ger.), P. Becker-Heidmann,
ibid., 4(2), 242-258.
Discusses the policy dilemma posed by the interaction of climate change and
food production, and research needed to settle uncertainties. For instance,
rising CO2 levels may be needed to help fulfill the need for doubled food
production within the next 30 years, and the use of needed fertilizers
contribute to the greenhouse gases N2O and CH4.
Geographically-Based Strategy for Terrestrial-Effects Research: Organizing
Science to Support Policy on Global and Regional Scales," J.A. Kelmelis,
S.E. Ragone (U.S. Geolog. Surv., 104 National Ctr., Reston VA 22092), ibid.,
Describes an approach being tested in the southwestern U.S. by land
management agencies, that provides the opportunity to link research and policy
issues at various scales, and identifies specific process studies needed.
Approximation to a Planetary Continuum of Climate Controls and Feedbacks
Associated with Global Warming and Global Cooling," A.D. Socci (Dept.
Paleobiol., Smithsonian Inst., Washington DC 20560). Part 1,
ibid., 4(1), 42-81; Part 2, ibid., 4(2),
Part 1 presents a conceptual model of Earth systems and their linkages,
rates of change and temporal interdependence, as a basis for perceiving climatic
variations within the context of the planet's history. The second part
emphasizes, particularly for the non-specialist, the full spectrum of the
planet's climatic history and causes of and responses to historic climate
changes, including the rates and frequency of those changes.
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