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"An Exploratory Model of the Impact of Rapid Climate Change on the World Food Situation," G.C. Daily (Dept. Biolog. Sci., Stanford Univ., Stanford CA 94305), P.R. Ehrlich, Simulation, 59(5), 348-352, Nov. 1992.

The model simulates the effect of stochastic perturbations in food production due to climate change on population size. Several hundreds of millions to a billion or so people could die of hunger in future decades. However, climate change contributes proportionally much less to food deficits when population growth outpaces agricultural production.

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"Global Climate Change," G.A.E. Gall (Dept. Animal Sci., Univ. California, Davis CA 95616), M. Kreith, M. Staton, Agric. Ecosys. & Environ., 42(1-2), 93-100, 1992.

Discusses the likely impacts on the goal of feeding an increasing population while preserving species diversity.

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"Origins of the Great Barrier Reef," P.J. Davies (Dept. Geol., Univ. Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia), Search, 23(6), 193-196, July 1992.

Some consequences of possible rapid future climate change, as well as insights into better reef management, can be learned from examining the geological record.

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"Greenhouse Warming over the Indian Subcontinent," M. Lal (Ctr. Atmos. Sci., Indian Inst. Technol., New Delhi 110016, India), B. Bhaskaran, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci.--Earth & Plan. Sci., 101(1), 13-25, Mar. 1992.

Describes seasonal changes in surface temperature, rainfall and soil moisture expected from a doubling of CO2, based on the NCAR climate model. Outlines a probable scenario for sea level rise along the Indian coast.

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