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FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1995
OF GENERAL INTEREST: COMMENTARY
Global Warming Policy," Nature, 374(6519), 199-200, Mar.
An unsigned editorial supporting the European Union's proposal to the first
meeting of the Conference of Parties to the climate convention, calling for
discussion leading up to a specific protocol over the next two years. Also
advocates that an organization modeled after the U.N. Scientific Committee on
the Effects of Atomic Radiation should replace the IPCC as the source of
scientific advice for the convention. Bert Bolin and John Houghton of the IPCC
rebut that proposal in a subsequent letter (ibid., 375(6528),
176, May 18, 1995).
"The Great Berlin
Greenhouse Compromise," ibid., 374(6525), 749-750, Apr. 27,
An unsigned editorial emphasizing two of the critical concerns for the next
two years for negotiating a climate convention: monitoring of greenhouse gas
emissions; and a means for equitably sharing the burdens of mitigation. The
European Community could take the lead in the latter by working out an equitable
deal among its own members.
"Towards a Single
Carbon Currency," J. Hanna (New Econ. Foundation, London, U.K.), New
Scientist, pp. 50-51, Apr. 29, 1995.
Proposes the details of a mechanism that would grant every adult in the
world a standard, marketable Fossil Fuel Right (FFR). Individuals wishing to use
more than their share would purchase extra FFRs from underconsumers.
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