February 28, 2007
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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 7, NUMBER 7, JULY 1994
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS... GENERAL INTEREST, POLICY, & ECONOMICS
(Prices and page numbers may be approximate; contact publisher
for details. The publisher is given in parentheses at the end of
each citation; addresses when known are listed at the end of this
Warming: The Complete Briefing, J. Houghton, 192 pp., 1994,
£16.99/$25.60 plus postage (Lion).
A guide for the educated non-specialist, by the co-chair of
the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I, on
the science and potential global impacts of climate change, and
response strategies. Concludes that extreme weather occurrences
will become more severe; that sea level rise could powerfully
impact the coastal zone by 2030; that the world's fresh water
supply will be jeopardized; and that ecosystems may not be able
to adapt adequately. Draws on IPCC studies, but represents the
personal views of the author.
Change and the Agenda for Research, T. Hanisch, Ed., 225 pp.,
July 1994, $45 (Westview).
Eleven contributions assess implications, strengths, and
limitations of the Rio convention and consider how best to meet
the challenge of global atmospheric pollution. Topics include
technology transfer, improving inventories of greenhouse gases,
and meeting future energy needs.
Change of Planet Earth, 150 pp., Feb. 1994, $29 (OECD).
Presents the input to, and results from discussions of the
OECD Megascience Forum, which examined the major
scientific and organizational issues on the research and policy
agendas. Gives special attention to the role and conditions of
of the Earth: Paroxysms and Perturbations of the Blue Planet,
C. Officer, J. Page, 226 pp., 1993, $24 (Oxford).
Presents historical accounts of natural disasters with a
scientific background, to show how cataclysms in the Earth's
processes have always affected other parts of its system, causing
nature to readjust; and how natural phenomena have affected, and
have been affected by, humans. Discussion includes global
warming; points out how carbon dioxide levels have been higher
many times in the past than they are today. Reviewed by C.
McDonald in Earth, p. 77, May 1994.
Climate Change Agenda: An Indian Perspective, A.N. Achanta,
Ed., 307 pp., 1993 (TERI); £79.50 through NHBS.
Designed to bring to the attention of scientists and policy
makers recent work performed at the Tata Energy Research
Institute on climate change and related issues from an Indian
perspective. The peer reviewed papers cover sources of greenhouse
gas emissions, potential impacts, abatement strategies to combat
climate change, and questions of political economy as well as
Warming Science and Policy: Proceedings of the Fifth
International Conference 1994 (GW5), 1994, $175 (SUPCON).
Includes papers on a wide range of interdisciplinary topics
from the latest (Apr. 1994) conference organized by the Global
Warming International Center, published in conjunction with its
journal World Resoures Review.
and Policy Appraisal: Integrating Environment and Economics,
346 pp., May 1994, $40 (OECD).
Provides a detailed description of techniques that can be used
to place economic value on death or illness due to pollution,
amenity losses, or destruction of natural resources. Through
practical examples, applies such techniques as monetary valuation
of environmental damage, pricing environmental resources, and
the Environment: The Role of Economic Instruments, 192 pp.,
June 1994, $27 (OECD).
Gives a detailed assessment of the use of instruments such as
emission taxes and tradable emissions permits in OECD countries,
analyzing their implementaion and international dimensions.
to Global Warming: An Integrated Long-Term Strategy, P. Read,
256 pp. (Zed Books); £36.95 through NHBS.
Report of the UN Conference on Environment and Development,
1993 (U.N. Pubs.); $44.50 through NHBS.
In three volumes totaling 812 pages. Contains the complete,
official record of the Conference proceedings, including the
declarations, non-legally binding statements, opening and closing
speeches, and all statements made during the Earth Summit.
Ecology of Commerce, P. Hawken, 250 pp., 1994, £16.99
Proposes three major approaches to integrating our needs and
wants, as served by business, with the carrying capacity of the
Earth: (1) shifting from fossil to renewable fuels; (2) reforming
the tax structure to reflect the true costs of production; (3)
practicing "industrial ecology." Reviewed by S.
Robinson in New Scientist, p. 46, June 11.
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