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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 8, NUMBER 7, JULY 1995
OF GENERAL INTEREST: GENERAL
"Global WarmingScience and Anti-Science," O. Preining
(Inst. Experimental Phys., Univ. Vienna, Strudlhofgasse 4, A-1090 Wien,
Austria), World Resour. Rev., 7(2), 215-220, June 1995.
Analyzes the reasons for the wide divergence of views on climate change,
especially among disparate fields such as economics and the physical sciences.
Discusses how these contradictory opinions contribute to the creation of fear in
the general public and a move toward "anti-science," or extreme
non-scientific beliefs which reflect a personal world view. Anti-scientific
thinking is inherent to some extent even in the views of scientists, a fact that
must be recognized by the general public, politicians, and scientists
"Energy and Human Evolution," D. Price (254 Carpenter Hall,
Cornell Univ., Ithaca NY 14853), Population & Environ., 16(4),
301-319, Mar. 1995.
Proposes a radical new theory of human evolution that precludes sustainable
existence. Human beings have evolved to exploit the energy stored as fossil
fuels on Earth, just as any species flourishes under propitious conditions.
However, humans are depleting fossil energy reserves, and no other source is
abundant and cheap enough to replace them. The collapse of the human population
cannot be more than a few years away. When the history of life on Earth is seen
in perspective, the evolution of humans is merely a transient episode that acts
to redress the planet's energy balance.
Environment, 37(5), June 1995, contains the following
three essays on current environmental problems:
"Ecosocietal Restoration: Reestablishing Humanity's Relationship with
Natural Systems," J. Cairns Jr., p. 4 ff.
"Context, Connection and Opportunity in Environmental Problem Solving,"
M. Oppenheimer, p. 10 ff.
"Sustainable Trade: A New Paradigm for World Welfare," R.
Costanza, J. Audley et al., p. 16 ff.
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