Global Warming: The Complete Briefing. John atmosphere and threaten to change our climate: warm- Houghton. 1994. 192 pp. $24.95. Hardbound. Lion ing over the next 100 years may be comparable in Publishing. ISBN 0-7459-2458-1. magnitude to that of the past 10 000 years. The impacts are estimated to be significant, amounting to The late Roger Revelle frequently marveled at the a few percent of world gross national product, though "cottage industry" that had grown out of the concerns unevenly distributed among the world's nations. The for human influence on climate of which he had played costs of preventative and adaptive measures—largely a major role in fostering. Indeed, massive research in energy production and consumption—seem to be of programs are being focused nowadays on humankind's about the same magnitude. Development and wide- influence on the planet and its atmosphere and cli- spread use of improved technology are the most mate. The information media are awash with both promising keys to coping with these changes. Human- snacks and full-course meals of information and mis- induced climate change must be managed in the information. National and international assessment context of the many other issues of human develop- machineries are chewing these raw
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Published: Sep 1, 1994
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