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The Second North American Conference on Preparing for Climate Change will be hosted by the Climate Institute, December 6-8, 1988, in Washington, D.C. Formed in 1986 by private citizens including a number of air pollution control professionals, the Institute seeks to educate private and public sector decision makers and the general public on the implications of global warming and ozone depletion. A series of workshops were held this year in Washington and New York, each aimed at a particular interest group--environmental, industrial and financial, developing countries and international development agencies, and those concerned with infrastructure such as water supply and transportation. According to its president, John Topping, the Institute hopes to broaden concern from the United States and Canada to Mexico and the Caribbean, and encourage other groups of concerned citizens around the world. An international conference is being considered for late 1989.

At the Institute's first conference last October, leaders in air pollution control, scientific research and policy making explored practical means of limiting greenhouse gas emissions, and developed strategies for adapting to and mitigating the effects of global warming. The 1988 conference will continue in the same vein, with 600-700 attendees expected from the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Thirty-four panels are planned, including those dealing with impacts in six specific areas: Great Lakes, the Canadian and New England Atlantic coast, Chesapeake Bay, southeastern United States, southern California, and the Caribbean. The 516-page proceedings of the first conference are now available for $74 from Government Institutes, Inc., 966 Hungerford Drive #24, Rockville MD 20850 ($3 handling, $5 outside U.S.).

The Climate Institute's newsletter Climate Alert is available with membership ($100/year; educational, environmental and governmental groups, $50). Contact Climate Institute, 316 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, S-403, Washington, DC 20003; 202-547-0104.

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