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 9, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1996
IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: GENERAL
The Impact of Climate Change: Some Indications from History, ad
250-1250 (OCEES Res. Paper 3), N. Brown, 58 pp., Aug. 1995. Contact OCEES
(Oxford Ctr. for the Environ., Ethics and Society), Mansfield College, Oxford
OX1 3TF, UK (tel/fax: 44 1865 270886; e-mail: ocees@ mansfield.oxford.ac.uk).
Examines every level of human affairs, from social and cultural change to
geopolitics, with an emphasis on Europe (including the fall of the Roman Empire)
and its interactions with the Middle East and North Africa. The impact of
climatic alteration tends to be most pronounced, for good or ill, on peoples or
polities that are for other reasons poised at some critical threshold between
failure and success.
Implications of Global Change for Human Health, 1995. Contact
Canadian Global Change Prog., Roy. Soc. Can., 225 Metcalfe #308, Ottawa ON K2P
1P9, Can. (tel: 613 991 5639; fax: 613 991 6996; e-mail: email@example.com).
Assesses the impacts of climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and UV
radiation, environmental pollutants, and unchecked population growth. The
situation is serious and will get worse unless action is taken to the point of
settling for nothing less than a complete transformation of the cherished values
of our industrial civilization. Makes recommendations for research and policy
initiatives for protecting public health.
Potential Effects of Climate Change on Electric Utilities (EPRI
TR-105005), ICF Resour. Inc., 252 pp., Mar. 1995, $200 EPRI nonmembers. Order
Examines the risks to individual utilities posed by the potential for
physical climate change and by the potential for future CO2 emission reduction
requirements. For most scenarios evaluated, a test case utility's CO2 control
cost was most closely related to predicted load growth and its dependence on
coal-fired generation. Impacts of possible CO2 reduction requirements on utility
finance, resource planning and operations are likely to be much larger than the
corresponding impacts of a high climate change scenario.
The following working papers can be ordered from CSERGE; each costs $5/£9.
The Impacts of Climate Change on Africa (GEC 95-12), M. Hulme, D.
Conway et al., 60 pp., 1995.
Climate Change and the Incidence of Food Poisoning in England and Wales
(GEC 94-15), 15 pp., 1994.
Protection vs. Retreat: Estimating the Costs of Sea Level Rise (GEC
94-02), S. Fankhauser, 54 pp., 1994.
Environmental Exodus: An Emergent Crisis in the Global Arena, N.
Myers, J. Kent, 1995 (Clim. Inst.).
An estimated 25 million environmental refugees are abandoning their
homelands because of drought, erosion, desertification, and loss of forests.
This number could double by 2010, but global change could eventually push those
numbers to 200 million. Suggests ways to deal with the crisis by pre-empting it.
(See the Climate Institute's Clim. Alert, p. 2 ff., July-Aug.-Sep.
Global Climate Change and Coral Reefs: Implications for People and
Reefs, C.R. Wilkinson, R.W. Buddemeier, 1994 (IUCN).
The report of the UNEP-IOC-ASPEI-IUCN Global Task Team.
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Index of Abbreviations