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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1996

PERIODICALS...
OZONE DEPLETION


Item #d96feb46

"Saving the Ozone Layer Faster," K.R. Gurney, Technology Review, pp. 58-59, Jan. 1996.

Complacency and celebration over reducing chemicals that deplete stratospheric ozone are premature. Ozone loss is likely to accelerate before the shield begins to regenerate, and unanticipated events like volcanic eruptions or abnormally cold weather could trigger sudden ozone losses over the poles and populated areas. Suggests policy measures that, if adopted, would reduce the time to repair the ozone layer from 60 to 35 years.


Item #d96feb47

"Double Exposure," J.S. Wager, Nucleus, pp. 1-3, 12, Winter 1995-1996. Available from Union of Concerned Scientists, 2 Brattle Sq., Cambridge MA 02238.

Reviews the atmospheric processes that cause destruction of the stratospheric ozone layer and the time needed for recovery since the Montreal Protocol. Despite wide scientific consensus regarding the issue, some members of Congress are readily listening to skeptics. Explains the "Sound Science Initiative" of the Union of Concerned Scientists, with its goal of ensuring that the public, policy makers, legislators and the media hear the truth about this issue.


Item #d96feb48

"Unintended Consequences," C. Zimmer, Discover, pp. 32-33, Mar. 1995.

By patching the ozone hole, we're saving the world from too much UV light, but we may also be making the world warmer.

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