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Item #d90jun76

"Hot Air on Global Warming," M.G. Renner, World Watch, 3(3), 35-37, May/June 1990.

A comment on how the world would be further ahead in its struggle against climate change had research funding for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency been maintained by the United States and other International Energy Agency countries at the levels established following the 1970s oil crisis.

Item #d90jun77

"A Program Lovely as a Tree," R. Fischman, Environ. Forum, 7(2), 6-11, Mar./Apr. 1990.

Describes the principles on which a tree planting policy should be founded and proposes several programs that the federal government should undertake. Planting is a no-lose option that provides enough social, environmental and economic benefits to justify program costs, irrespective of the outcome of the greenhouse debate.

Item #d90jun78

"Guyana's Test at High Tide," O. Sattaur, New Sci., 46-49, Mar. 31, 1990.

The Commonwealth Secretariat has just completed a study of the implications of the greenhouse effect for Guyana and other low-lying countries and small islands, and protective strategies available. The article explains, for instance, the evolution of the rip-rap design sea wall, devised to be cheaper and more effective than the traditional design.

Item #d90jun79

"How Do You Measure the Lovejoy Effect?" M. Sun, Science, 247(4947), 1174-1176, Mar. 9, 1990.

Profiles a biologist turned networker, Tom Lovejoy, who bridges the gap between science and the public to save the tropical rain forests. Explains his three-prong attack: the Minimum Critical Size Project in the Amazon, debt-for-nature swaps, and relentless networking to support these projects.

Item #d90jun80

"Soviet Energy--Power and the People," V. Rich, New Sci., 44-47, Mar. 3, 1990.

If power is to be used more rationally, Soviet energy prices will have to be raised to a realistic level but, in the current state of social and ethnic tension, such a move could be political suicide. Soviet citizens have little incentive to save energy.

Item #d90jun81

"Le Climat Des Mille Dernières Années," P.D. Jones, La Recherche, 21(219), 304-312, Mar. 1990. In French.

A climate researcher from the University of East Anglia explains techniques for determining the historical record of mean global temperatures, using a variety of sources. The climatological and human implications of the recent temperature record are discussed.

Item #d90jun82

"U.K.'s Permanent Representative to United Nations Says Important Junctures Reached in Climate Change Debate," World Climate Change Report, 27-29, Feb. 1990.

In an interview, British Ambassador Sir Crispin Tickell predicts the coming year will be one of intense preparation to develop a coordinated response to global warming.

Item #d90jun83

"Testing the Greenhouse Gospel," R.C. Balling Jr., ibid., 30-31.

The director of the laboratory of climatology at Arizona State University maintains that the skepticism and caution concerning global warming applied by scientists in the professional journals are lost in the transfer of information to the popular press. A better set of policy decisions will result from a more balanced view of the greenhouse issue.

Item #d90jun84

"Using Environmental Goals in Name of Independence," P. Kuntz, Congr. Quart. Weekly Rep., 157-163, 184-185, Jan. 20, 1990.

Part of a special issue covering the environment and Congress energy policy and the Clean Air Act. Factions in Congress continue to pose obstacles in the search for a lasting national policy on environmental goals. Discusses global change research coordination bills under consideration.

Item #d90jun85

Audubon Activist, 4(3), 16 pp., Jan./Feb. 1990.

A special issue on global warming that includes articles on legislation, local projects, tree planting and energy alternatives. One article explains the goal of a new study launched by the National Audubon Society, dubbed "The Noah Project," that will use the experience gained in Florida Keys field work to make recommendations for adapting current national conservation strategies to a changing greenhouse world. Another shows how the Kirtland's warbler, which nests in jack pines in northern Michigan, may be among the first wildlife casualties of global warming.

Item #d90jun86

"Exxon's Greenhouse," J. Doyle, Not Man Apart, 20(1), 2 pp., Jan./Mar. 1990 (Friends of the Earth, USA).

Describes venting of CO2 in Wyoming as a result of methane extraction from Exxon's natural gas fields. Discusses the concept of corporate accountability for practices that may affect future global warming.

Item #d90jun87

"Negotiating Agreements on Global Change," P.M. Morrisette, Resour. for the Future, 8-12, Spring 1990 (Resources for the Future, 1616 P St. NW, Washington DC 20036; 202-328-5025).

In formulating international policy on global warming and other transnational environmental issues, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer offers some useful insights.

Item #d90jun88

"Cleaning up the Atmosphere: The Business World's View and the Forestry Challenge," Our Planet, 2(1), 4-9, 1990 (a magazine of the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP), POB 30552, Nairobi, Kenya; tel: 2542-333-930).

The development and transfer of new, clean and efficient technologies from the developed to developing nations is a necessity for global answers to climatic changes. Three articles discuss European, Japanese and U.S. views on international business and technology transfer. A fourth outlines the battle plan to minimize future global warming in Australia through tree-planting.

Item #d90jun89

"Development and the Environment: A Global Balance," B.B. Conable, Finance & Development, 2-4, Dec. 1989. (World Bank Pubs., 1818 H St. NW, Washington DC 20433.)

The World Bank now sponsors projects that will reduce the production of gases contributing to the greenhouse effect by shifting emphasis away from the use of nonrenewable fossil fuels and by encouraging environmentally friendly policies in both the developed and developing nations. Another article in this issue elaborates on the evolution of the World Bank's environmental policy.

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