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Survey: Another survey of opinions on climate change, this one among natural and social scientists, has been conducted by economist William Nordhaus of Yale University. ("Expert Opinion on Climatic Change," W.D. Nordhaus (Dept. Econ., POB 1972 Yale Sta., New Haven CT 06529), Amer. Sci., 82(1), 45-51, Jan.-Feb. 1994.)

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Population conference: A major United Nations conference in Cairo next September will outline a plan of action linking population, economic growth, and sustainable development through human policies and programs. Related non-governmental activities in the U.S. are being coordinated, and a newsletter Cairo '94 published, by the U.S. Network for Cairo '94, 1400 16th St. NW, S. 320, Washington DC 20036 (202-332-2200).

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Clinton budget: The fiscal year 1995 budget requested by the Clinton Administration includes a 24 percent jump for the U.S. Global Change Research Program and changes in energy research support. The NASA budget would decline for the first time since 1973, but its Mission to Planet Earth program would see an 18 percent hike. (See Science News, p. 103, Feb. 12; Energy, Econ. & Clim. Change, pp. 4-7 and 9-10, Feb.)

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White House conference: The White House Office of Environmental Policy (OEP) is hosting a climate change conference on the eve of Earth Day (April 21), and may make related materials available after the conference. Contact OEP at 202-456-6224.

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Global change directory: The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) is compiling for general distribution a cross-disciplinary International Directory of Global-Change Researchers, Educators and Policymakers, in both paper and electronic formats. Subscribers to the free news bulletin CDIAC Communications, which lists the latest data sets, reports and other information available from CDIAC, will be automatically included in the directory (unless they elect otherwise). Others who wish to be listed or who are interested in CDIAC resources should contact CDIAC, Oak Ridge Natl. Lab., POB 2008, Oak Ridge TN 37831 (615-574-0390; fax: 615-574-2232; Internet:

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