Table of contents for The Challenge of global warming / edited by Dean Edwin Abrahamson.


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Preface                                         xi
Introduction
Senator Timothy E. Wirth                     xiii
PART I
THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBAL WARMING
CHAPTER 1 Global Warming: The Issue, Impacts, Responses     3
Dean Edwin Abrahamson
CHAPTER 2  The Greenhouse Effect: Impacts on Current Global
Temperature and Regional Heat Waves             35
James E. Hansen
CHAPTER 3  The Changing Atmosphere: Implications for Global
Security                                        44
Toronto Conference
CHAPTER 4 The Scientific Consensus
Villach (Austria) Conference                  63
PART II
GLOBAL WARMING: BIOTIC SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 5  Biotic Causes and Effects of the Disruption
of the Global Carbon Cycle                      71
George M. Woodwell
CHAPTER 6   Effects of Global WVarming on Biological Diversity  82
Robert L. Peters
"CHAPTER 7   Developing Policies for Responding to Climate
Change                                           96
Jill Jaeger
PART I1
GLOBAL WARMING: PHI SICAL IMPACTS
CHAPTER 8    Greenhouse Effects and Impacts on Physical
Systems                                         113
John Firor
CHAPTER 9    Scientific Basis for the Greenhouse Effect     123
Gordon MacDonald
CHAPTEIR 10  Changes in Soil Moisture                       146
Syukuro Manabe
CHAPTER 11   Effects of Climatic Change on Water Supplies
in the Western United States                    151
Roger R. Revelle and Paul E. Waggoner
CHAPTER 12  The Causes and Effects of Sea Level Rise        161
James G. Titus
CHAPTER 13  Greenhouse Surprises                            196
Wallace S Broecker
PART IV
THE GREENHOUSE GASES
CHAPTER 14   Sources, Sinks, Trends, and Opportunities      213
Peter Ciborowski
CHAPTER 15   Global Warming, Acid Rain, and Ozone Depletion  231
Ralph Cicerone
CHAPTER 16   Observed Increases in Greenhouse Gases and
Predicted Climatic Changes                      239
V Ramanathan
CHAPTER 17   Methae, CFCs, and Other Greenhouse Gases       248
Donald R Blake
PART V
POLICY RESPONSES
CHAPTER 18   The Dangers from Climate Warming:
A Public Awakening                             259
Rfe Pomerance
CHAPTER 19   One Last Chance for a National Energy Policy   270
Ralph Cavanagh, David Goldstein,
and Robert Watson
CHAPTER 20   An Analysis of the Montreal Protocol on Substances
That Deplete the Ozone Layer
Office of Technology Assessment              291
CHAPTER 21   Near-Term Congressional Options for
Responding to Global Climate Change            305
William R Moomaw
For Further Reading                             327
For Further Information                        337
About the Authors                              353



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Global warming, Climatic changes, Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric