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FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1997
Integrated Assessment of Climate Change and the Accelerated Introduction
of Advanced Energy Technologies An Application of MiniCAM 1.0,"
J. Edmonds (Pacific Northwest Natl. Lab., 901 D St. SW, S. 900, Washington
DC 20024), M. Wise et al., Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for
Global Change, 1(4), 311-339, 1997.
An integrated assessment model used to explore a full range of
cost-effective, advanced energy technologies shows that these technologies
have a profound effect on the future magnitude and rate of anthropogenic
climate change. The introduction of advanced biomass energy production
technology is particularly important. Damage calculations that use only
global mean temperature and income may be underestimating damages by up to
a factor of five. The role of discount rate is extraordinarily important
to technology preference.
and Regional Impacts of Stabilizing Atmospheric CO2," M.
Krol (Natl. Inst. Public Health & Environ. Protect.-RIVM, POB 1, 3720
BA Bilthoven, Neth.), J. Alcamo, R. Leemans, Mitigation and Adaptation
Strategies for Global Change, 1(4), 341-361, 1997.
Uses the IMAGE 2.0 model to examine scenarios of gradual stabilization
of atmospheric CO2 at 350 and 450 ppm, compared with a no
action scenario in which CO2 increases to 777 ppm. Under the
stabilization scenarios, substantially smaller areas of wheat, millet and
nature reserves are threatened, and sea level rise is reduced. However,
climate continues to change under those scenarios, so impacts are lessened
but not eliminated.
Research After Kyoto. (See Prof. Pubs./Of General Interest, this
Global Climate Change Digest issue--Dec. 1997.)
of Socioeconomic Inertia and Uncertainty on Optimal CO2-Emission
Abatement." (See Prof. Pubs./Climate Change Policy, this Global
Climate Change Digest issue--Dec. 1997.)
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