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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1995
OF GENERAL INTEREST: COMMENTARY
"Transport Policy Revisited," J. Houghton (Royal Comm.
on Environ. Pollut., Church House, Great Smith St., London SW1P
3BL, UK), Nature, 372(6506), 494, Dec. 8, 1994. The
Commission chairman responds to a recent editorial in Nature
(GCCD, p. 20, Nov.-Dec.), which criticized a commission
Potent Global Agency for Science," R.M. White (President,
Natl. Acad. Engineering), Technol. Rev., p. 73, Nov.-Dec.
Argues for a World Scientific Organization-a treaty-level body
that would provide a forum for government science and engineering
leaders to formulate international programs and commit resources.
in Environ. Conserv., 21(1), Spring 1994:
"Stratospheric Ozone Doubts," F.S. Singer (Sci.
& Environ. Policy Project, 2101 Wilson Blvd., S. 1003,
Arlington VA 22201), 6-7. Ozone protection policies should not be
applied too hastily and might benefit from a firmer science base.
Premature, self-reinforcing policy paths may lead to wasted
resources, loss of public trust, and a setback to the
"The New Environmental Determinism," A.M. Mannion
(Dept. Geog., Univ. Reading, Whiteknights, POB 227, Reading RG6
2AB, UK), 7-8. The concept of environmental determinism spawned
by Darwin in the 1800s held that nature, and particularly
climate, was the most important arbitrator of biosphere
processes. The new environmental determinism differs in
acknowledging the reciprocal relationships among components of
the climate system, including humans.
"UCAR Response to the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on
International Data Exchange," R.A. Anthes (Univ. Corp.
Atmos. Res., POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307), Bull. Amer. Meteor.
Soc., 75(10), 1849-1854, Oct. 1994.
Reports the widespread international opposition generated in
the atmospheric science community and elsewhere, to cost-cutting
proposals that would end the 100-year-old practice of open
sharing of meteorological and climate data among countries of the
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