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Published July 1988 through June 1999



Item #d88jul28

"Politics of the Ozone Layer," D.D. Doniger (Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, D.C.), Issues Sci. Technol., 4(3), 86-92, Spring 1988.

An account of the political developments of chlorofluorocarbon regulation in the United States, leading to the September 1987 Montreal protocol. The U.S., which accounts for one-third of world CFC use, should consolidate gains represented by the Protocol and move beyond it to full CFC phase-out. This involves influencing other countries to sign the Protocol (e.g., through trade provisions), reconsidering the adequacy of the CFC cuts, and working to speed the 1990 review of the Protocol.

Item #d88jul29

"On Climate Change and Economic Analysis," S.T. Sonka (Dept. Agric. Econ., Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.), P.J. Lamb, Climatic Change, 11, 291-311, 1987.

Suggests that economic analyses should focus on the likely societal adaptations and reactions to an evolving climate situation, rather than societal response once the climate has changed abruptly. Describes a research approach linking physical and economic models of differing levels of aggregation that directly incorporates the process by which climate influences individual and societal decisions.

Item #d88jul30

"The Ozone Layer," I.M. Mintzer (World Resour. Inst., 1735 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20006), A.S. Miller, Environ. Sci. Technol., 21(12), 1167-1169, Dec. 1987. Presents an updated summary of a 1986 World Resources Institute Report, The Sky Is the Limit: Strategies for Protecting the Ozone Layer. Discusses some details of global CFC use and their bearing on regulatory policy and a proposal for taxing CFC use in individual countries.

Item #d88jul31

"Guest Comment: The Ozone Agreement--And Beyond," M.K. Tolba (Exec. Dir., U.N. Environ. Prog., POB 30552, Nairobi, Kenya), Environ. Conserv., 14(4), 287-290, Winter 1987.

Comments on UNEP's role in international CFC policy development, and presents policy options for dealing with the impending problem of global warming. These are: reducing fossil fuels; reducing activities that generate other greenhouse gases; preventing further emission of greenhouse gases from industrial processes; recovering and disposing of greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere; accepting the changing climate and adapting to it.

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