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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1995
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
GENERAL INTEREST AND POLICY
Warming and Energy Demand, T. Barker, P. Ekins, N. Johnstone,
Eds., 240 pp., Dec. 1994, $69.95/£40 hbk, $24.95/£14.99 pbk
Considers the responsiveness of energy markets to economic
controls, as a contribution to assessing the feasibility of
reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Addresses both aggregate
energy elasticities and those for individual fuels with different
carbon contents. Emphasizes the importance of distinguishing
between long- and short-run elasticities.
Climate Change: The Inside Story of the Rio Convention, I.M.
Mintzer, J.A. Leonard, Eds., 392 pp., 1994, $16.95 (Cambridge,
for Stockholm Environ. Inst.).
Explores the key events, initiatives and decisions that led to
the signing of the Climate Convention, and the lessons learned
concerning practical and equitable agreements. Includes a survey
of the personal recollections of key participants .
Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Mitigation Strategies,
C.V. Mathai, G. Stensland, Eds., 1994, $65 members/$95 nonmembers
Proceedings from a conference (1994, Phoenix) that includes
115 papers on: trends; emissions; climate processes; modeling;
ecological, social and economic impacts; integrated risk
assessment; policy and mitigation.
Greenhouse Gases: Why and How to Control? J. van Ham,
L.J.H.M. Janssen, R.J. Swart, Eds., 588 pp., 1994, $189 (Kluwer).
Proceedings of an international symposium (1993, Maastrict,
Neth.) focusing on methane, nitrous oxide, CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, and
tropospheric ozone and its precursors. Includes sources and
sinks, atmospheric measurements, OECD/IPCC methodology for
emission inventories, modeling of global budgets, mitigation and
Environmental Issues: A Climatological Approach, 2nd Ed.,
D.D. Kemp, 224 pp., Dec. 1994, $59.95 hbk./$19.95 pbk.
Analyzes both the societal and environmental components of
global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain and drought through an
integrative approach, emphasizing their climatological dimension.
This updated edition includes a new section on atmospheric
modeling, and a glossary.
or Abundance? A Debate on the Environment, N. Myers, J.L.
Simon, 254 pp., 1994, $21/£16.95 (Norton).
Based on a debate (1992, New York). On one side, Simon argues
that the future will be even better than the present, and that
uncertainty about global warming indicates that it is not a
problem. On the other side, Myers, who respects the claims of
scientists, believes the future of the planet is in the balance,
and that the climate will warm. Reviewed by S. Pimm in Nature,
pp. 512-513, Dec. 8, 1994.
Things First? The Debate over Risk-Based National Environmental
Priorities, A.M. Finkel, D. Golding, Eds., 336 pp., Oct.
1994, $45 (Resources for the Future).
Presents papers from a 1992 Resources for the Future
conference where EPA described its plans for risk-based planning,
solicited suggestions for improving methods, and heard opposing
views on the importance of risk assessment.
Values in American Culture, W. Kempton, J.S. Boster, J.A.
Hartley, 320 pp., Mar. 1995, $39.95 (MIT).
Investigates the breach between experts and the public, and
how underlying values shape and sometimes misdirect public
reaction to environmental policies. One chapter focuses on
cultural models of weather and the atmosphere, including global
President's Scientists: Reminiscences of a White House Science
Advisor, D.A. Bromley, 273 pp., 1994, $30 (Yale).
Sees science as becoming increasingly politicized, but also
sees improved communication between the Office of Science &
Technology, and the federal agencies and Congress. Condemns the
funding of projects without normal peer review. Believes that
science and technology are an integral part of international
relations, and that the science adviser must provide the best
objective technical advice. Reviewed extensively by M.C.
LaFollette in Chem. Eng. News, pp. 35-37, Jan. 30, 1995.
A Common-Sense Guide to Environmentalism, J.L. Bast, P.J.
Hill, R.C. Rue, Eds., 317 pp., 1994, $12.95 pbk/$22.95 hbk
(National Book Network).
Objects to the excesses of the environmental movement, and
makes light of environmental "crises," including global
warming and ozone depletion. A review by J.P. Lodge Jr. in Atmos.
Environ., 29(1), pp. 143-144, 1995, includes an
exchange with the book's author.
Day Before America: Changing the Nature of a Continent, W.H.
MacLeish, 215 pp., Sept. 1994, $21.95 (Houghton Mifflin).
An essay for general readers on the impacts of human
intervention on the North American environment, beginning at the
close of the last ice age. One chapter examines the probabilities
of global warming and its likely effects. Reviewed by J. Brunner
in New Scientist, p. 52, Nov. 19, 1994.
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