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 8, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1995
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
ECONOMICS AND LAW
the Global Commons-The Economics of Climate Change, W.D.
Nordhaus, 213 pp., Dec. 1994, $32.50 (MIT).
Gives the results of over two decades of research that
attempts to encompass economic, scientific and policy aspects of
the great geophysical experiment that humanity has undertaken
through its interventions into the natural environment. Presents
detailed analysis of results of the DICE model, which integrates
climate mitigation options and the economy. A recent advance is
construction of a small model to encompass the primary components
of the climate and economic system within an optimization
framework. Compares several climate policy options, and finds
that even with major technological breakthroughs and stringent
(costly) controls, the momentum of past emissions, coupled with
great inertia in climate change policy, will lead to inevitable,
massive climate change.
and Resource Policies for the World Economy, R.N. Cooper, 94
pp., Feb. 1995, $28.95 hbk./$10.95 pbk. (Brookings).
Presents economic analyses and policy judgments.
Warming and Energy Demand, (see GENERAL INT. & POLICY).
Economic Policy in the 1990s, W.R. Cline, 260 pp., Dec. 1994,
$35 (MIT). Eight lectures for the nonspecialist including some
discussion of greenhouse warming policy.
Environmental Economics: Theories, Models and Applications to
Climate Change, International Trade and Acidification, E.C.
van Ierland, 396 pp., 1994, $168.50/Dfl. 295 (Elsevier).
Deals with analysis of trade, transboundary pollution, and
negotiations on protecting the global environment. Discusses
treaties and agreements, marketable permits, emission taxes,
combining the concepts of best available technology and critical
loads to reduce emissions, and implications for U.S. energy
Change and International Law: New Challenges and Dimensions,
E.B. Weiss, 1993, $60 hbk/$40 pbk (UNIPUB, for the U.N.
Examines global environmental change and sustainable
development, focusing on the growing interest in the environment,
scientific uncertainty, the need for a preventive approach, the
relevance of human rights, the relationship between economic
development and environmental protection, and implementation.
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Index of Abbreviations