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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 7-8, JULY-AUGUST 1993
GENERAL INTEREST AND POLICY
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks for the United States: 1990, June 1993.
Draft available for public review from Climate Change Div. (PM-221), U.S. EPA,
Washington DC 20460 (202-260-4314).
Developed to provide baseline 1990 values for the recently announced U.S.
goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2000. Gives
preliminary estimates for CO2, methane, nitrous oxide, carbon
monoxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, and gases
that deplete stratospheric ozone.
See news item on the U.K.
climate plan for discussion of the following:
Climate Change: Our National Program for CO2 Emissions,
May 1993. Available (no charge) from Dept. of Environ., POB 1150 (Dept. DoE),
London N4 1UB, UK.
FoE's Response to the DoE Discussion Document `Climate
Change...', May 1993, Ј6. Friends of the Earth-U.K., 26-28 Underwood
St., London N1 7JQ, U.K.
Research to Protect,
Restore, and Manage the Environment, Comm. on Life Sci., Nat. Res. Council,
242 pp., July 1993, $28. Nat. Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW,
Washington DC 20418 (800-624-6242 or 202-334-3313).
Environmental research in the U.S. is uncoordinated and has a limited effect
on national policy. There is no national plan for environmental research, which
makes it difficult to work with other nations on global or regional problems.
There is inadequate long-term monitoring, and no system for communicating
environmental problems to policy makers. Recommends the creation of a National
Environmental Council, composed of heads of the environmental agencies and
chaired by the Vice President, and an Environmental Assessment Center. The
latter would assess and develop policy options for large environmental issues
that concern more than one agency. Also recommends "cultural" changes
in how government and scientists think about the way environmental research is
led, performed and supported.
Trend Analysis of
Sulfate, Nitrate and pH Data Collected at National Atmospheric Deposition
Program/National Trends Network Stations between 1980 and 1991 (OFR 93-56),
W.G. Baier, T.A. Cohn, June 1993, $3 paper/$4 microfiche. USGS Open File
Services, Denver Fed. Ctr., Box 25425, Denver CO 80225 (303-236-7976). (See Acid
Precip. section in News.)
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