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Additional Reading

Lisa Dove


Overview | Science | Kyoto Protocol | Policy Responses
Economic Issues | Energy Issues | International Issues | Legal Issues

This is a short list of selected additional reading material on global climate change, and represents articles expressing many different viewpoints. Due to the voluminous material on climate change and related issues, no attempt has been made to be comprehensive. Articles below are listed by title only and may be viewed directly on the Internet by pressing the Location or PDF format button.

Please note: CRS does not endorse the views or perspectives of the selected articles, but provides them in order to acquaint researchers with selections that suggest the diversity of approaches in a variety of publications.

Climate change impacts on the United States: the potential consequences of climate variability and change.
Washington, DC, National Assessment Synthesis Team, US Global Change Research Program, 2000.
Global warming and our changing climate: answers to frequently asked questions.
Washington, DC, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000. 6 p.
Global warming in the twenty-first century: an alternative scenario.
James Hansen, et al., Proceedings of the National Academies of Science,
v.97, [June 16, 2000]: 9875-9880.
Has the threat of global warming been overstated?
Jenny Murphy,, Oct. 26, 2000.
The heat is on! U.S. global climate change research and policy.
Frederick W. Stoss, EContent, August 01 2000. 8 p.
Historical records provide a growing sense of global warmth.
Curt Suplee, Washington Post, Sept. 8, 2000: A02.
What's fair? Consumers and climate change.
Ansje Miller, Gautam Sethi and Gary Wolff, Redefining progress, 2000. 73 p.


Global Warming and Terrestrial Ecosystems: A Conceptual Framework for Analysis.
Gaius R. Shaver, Bioscience, Oct, 2000. 16 p.
Human health & global climate change: a review of potential impacts
in the United States.
John M. Balbus and Mark L. Wilson, Prepared for the Pew Center on
Global Climate Change, 2000. 49 p.
The Kyoto negotiations on climate change: a science perspective.
Bert Bolin, Science, v. 279, Jan. 16, 1998: 330-331.
PDF format  C1998-3058
Reporting on climate change: understanding the science.
Washington, DC, Environmental Health Center, National Safety Council, 2000. 10 p.
The role of science in policy: the climate change debate in the United States.
Eugene B. Skolnikoff, Environment, June 1, 1999. 13 p.
Science and environmental groups laud climate change report.
A joint press release of Environmental Defense, National Environmental Trust, Natural Resources Defense Council, Union of Concerned Scientists & World Wildlife Fund. Cambridge, MA, Union of Concerned Scientists, 2000.

Kyoto Protocol

A framework for achieving environmental integrity and the economic
benefits of emissions trading under the Kyoto Protocol.
Robert Nordhaus et al., Environmental law reporter, v. 30, Nov. 2000: 11061-11070.
Industrial group plans to battle climate treaty.
John H. Cushman, New York times, Apr. 26, 1998: [3 p.].
PDF format  C1998-3056
In defense of the Kyoto Protocol.
Joy Hyvarinen, Journal of the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies,
v. 4, fall 2000.
"On behalf of my delegation,..." A survival guide for developing
country climate negotiators.
Joyeeta Gupta, Center for Sustainable Development in the Americas and the International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2000. [100 p.]
Meeting the Kyoto targets: the importance of developing country participation.
Zhongxiang Zhang, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 2000. [14 p.]
Moving beyond Kyoto.
Warwick J. McKibbin, Policy Brief #66
Washington, DC, The Brookings Institution, 2000.

Policy Responses

Advice to heed on the Kyoto treaty.
Robert C. Byrd and Chuck Hagel, Washington post, May 6, 1998: A19.
PDF format  C1998-3057
A Pothole in the ozone layer.
John Passacantando, Washington post, Mar. 15, 1998: C5.
PDF format  C1998-3072
Betting on Bush.
Neil Franz, Chemical week, Oct. 11, 2000. 6 p.
Hoover essay in public policy: climate policy -- from Rio to Kyoto: a political issue for 2000 -- and beyond; EPP 102, by S. Fred Singer.
Stanford, CA, Business Wire, July 10, 2000. 1 p.
President Clinton's FY2001 climate change budget.
Washington, DC, White House, Feb. 3, 2000.

Economic Issues

Analysis of the climate change technology initiative.
Prepared at the request of the House Committee on Science.
Washington, DC, Energy Information Administration, 1999. 101 p.
Carbon sinks and the Kyoto Protocol.
Steven L. Crookshank, American Petroleum Institute Discussion Paper #091,
March 1999.
Climate change: basic issues in considering a credit for early action program.
Washington, DC, U.S. General Accounting Office, 1998. 24 p.
The economics of technology diffusion: implications for climate policy in developing nations.
Allen Blackman, Resources for the Future Discussion Paper, June 1999. 21 p.
Global warming: the high cost of the Kyoto Protocol; national and state impacts.
Executive summary. Prepared for the American Petroleum Institute.
Eddystone, PA, WEFA, Inc., 1998. 8 p.
The greening of global warming.
Weathervane summary and article.
Robert Mendelsohn, American Enterprise Institute, 1999.
Introduction and overview: special issue; costs of the Kyoto Protocol.
John P. Weyant and Jennifer N. Hill, Energy Journal, 1999: special issue.
Moving ahead with climate policy.
Michael Toman, Resources for the Future Climate Change Issues Brief no. 26,
October 2000. 17 p.
"No cost" efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S.: an economic perspective.
Ronald J. Sutherland, Energy Journal, v. 21, no. 3, 2000: 89-112.
Scenarios for a clean energy future.
Oak Ridge, TN; Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Berkeley, CA; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Interlaboratory Working Group, 2000. ORNL/CON-476 and LBNL-44029.
A small price to pay, U.S. action to curb global warming is feasible and affordable.
Cambridge, MA, Union of Concerned Scientists and Tellus Institute, 1998. 23 p.
What does the Kyoto Protocol mean to U.S. energy markets and the U.S. economy?
A briefing paper on the first report listed under Economic Issues.
Washington, DC, Energy Information Administration, 1998. 23 p.

Energy Issues

Energy innovations: a prosperous path to a clean environment.
Report prepared jointly by the Alliance to Save Energy, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Tellus Institute, and Union of Concerned Scientists, June 1997: 170 p.
Impacts of the Kyoto Protocol on U.S. energy markets and economic activity.
Prepared for the U.S. House, SR/OIAF/98-02.
Washington, DC, Energy Information Administration, 1998. 247 p.
Introduction and overview: special issue; costs of the Kyoto Protocol.
John P. Weyant and Jennifer N. Hill, Energy Journal, 1999: special issue.
The Kyoto Protocol and the President's policies to address climate change: Administration economic analysis.
Washington, DC, White House, 1998. 130 p.
Petroleum industry laces challenge of change in confronting global warming.
Clement B. Malin, Oil and Gas Journal, August 28 2000. 9 p.
Renewable energy: not cheap, not "green".
Robert L. Bradley, Jr., Cato Policy Analysis no. 280, Aug. 27, 1997.
Scenarios for a clean energy future.
Oak Ridge, TN; Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Berkeley, CA; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Interlaboratory Working Group, 2000. ORNL/CON-476 and LBNL-44029.
Technology opportunities to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
Washington, DC, National Laboratory Directors, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1997.
U.S. energy demand, greenhouse emissions to rise.
Washington, DC, Environment News Service, Jan. 2, 2001.

International Issues

All eyes on the developing world: early signs bode well for CFC phase out.
Lelani Arris, Global Change (electronic edition), May 18, 2000.
Germany sees pioneer role on global warming.
Mark John, Planet Ark, Oct. 19, 2000.
Group eyes global climate. (Global Climate Coalition at climate changes conference)
Christian Bourge, American Metal Market, Oct. 26, 1999. 2 p.
ICCP urges COP6 ministers to focus on completing mechanisms.
The Hague, Netherlands, PR Newswire, Nov. 24, 2000. 3 p.
Report reviews national climate change programs of five EU Countries and their Kyoto targets: Germany, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria, and Spain examined.
London, PR Newswire, June 21, 2000. 2 p.
Seven leading firms form new climate change partnership.
Patrick Connole, Planet Ark, Oct. 18, 2000.
WRI urges G7 governments to stop undermining commitments to reduce climate change threats in developing countries.
Washington, Business Wire, July 18, 2000. 2 p.

Legal Issues

A game of climate chicken: Can EPA regulate greenhouse gases before
the U.S. Senate ratifies the Kyoto Protocols?
Veronique Bugnion and David M. Reiner, Environmental law, v. 30,   summer 2000: 491-525.
Comment: The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change; survey of its deficiencies and why
the United States should not ratify this treaty.
Monica S. Mathews, Dickinson Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, v. 9, spring 2000: 193-???.
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Global accords and quest for a new international ecological order: from
law of indifference to common concern.
Bharat Desai, Business & the contemporary world, v. 9, no. 3, 1997: 545-572.
PDF format  C1997-14256
How the United States perfects an international agreement.
Erwin C. Surrency, Law library journal, v. 85, spring 1993: 343-356.
PDF format  C1993-16336
U.S. provisional application of the 1994 deep seabed agreement.
Jonathan I. Charney, American journal of international law, v. 88, Oct. 1994: 705- 714.
PDF format  C1994-16520

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