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National Library for the Environment
Type of Resource Report
Title Profiles in Carbon: An Update on Population, Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Author Robert Engelman
Affiliation Population Action International
Url http://www.populationaction.org/why_pop/carbon/carbon_index.htm
Peer Review Independent Review Process
Abstract 1998 report follows up on a 1994 report "Stabilizing the Atmosphere: Population, Consumption and Greenhouse Gases" by the same author. "Expanding people's power to plan their families could help pave the way to a stable climate, according to a new analysis of per capita greenhouse gas emissions from Population Action International (PAI). The resulting slower rates of population growth would facilitate development of an equitable system of tradable emissions permits that could improve the economic prospects of poorer countries while encouraging global emissions reductions." Includes:

Type of Resource Report
Title Stabilizing the Atmosphere: Population, Consumption and Greenhouse Gases
Author Robert Engelman
Affiliation Population Action International
Url http://www.cnie.org/pop/CO2/intro.htm
Peer Review Independent Review Process
Abstract This 1994 report addresses the effect of population upon the generation of greenhouse gases in general and carbon dioxide in particular. Acting from the viewpoint that the atmosphere represents a finite global resource, Engelman argues that stabilizing the world population "increases the likelihood that tolerable levels of individual resource consumption will be compatible with equity and a stable climate, and thus sustainable....Only global population stabilization will preserve the portion of the atmosphere available to each individual." The document includes seven charts, two tables, based on 1990 figures, the latest year prior to publication with authoritative data on both population and industrial CO2 emissions by country.

Type of Resource Short Review Report
Title The Effect of Population on Global Climate Change
Author Tonalee Carlson Key
Affiliation Independent Writer
Url http://www.cnie.org/pop/intros/globalclimate1.htm
Peer Review Independently Reviewed
Abstract 1998 review commissioned by CNIE for this Library. Reviews topics such as
  • The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming;
  • Why Do We Suspect That Human Activities Are Affecting Global Change?;
  • Greenhouse Gases and Their Sources; 3. The Effect of Population on CO2 Emissions;
  • The Controversy, The Predicted Consequences of Global Climate Change
  • Actions That Can Be Taken to Mitigate Global Warming
  • Summary

Type of Resource Report + Data Tables
Title Atmosphere and Climate
Author World Resources Institute
Affiliation World Resources Institute
Url http://www.wri.org/wri/wr-96-97/ac_txt1.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract This is chapter 14 of the report World Resources 1996-97, an "authoritative primary reference volume on global environmental and natural resource conditions and trends" for the United Nations, World Bank, and related international organizations. Related data tables are available in Adobe format

Type of Resource Report
Title Caricom - Global Environment Facility Project: Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change
Author Island Resources Foundation
Affiliation Island Resources Foundation
Url http://www.irf.org/irgefcli.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract This document is taken from a brochure being used by This document is taken from a brochure being used by

Type of Resource Bibliography
Title Sustainable Development/Economics-Energy and Global Warming Bibliography
Author Tom Tietenberg
Affiliation Colby College
Url http://www.colby.edu/personal/thtieten/englowarm.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Bibliography on energy and global warming - primarily journals and books. Topics include: pollution, production trends, the oil industry, energy sources, minerals, recycling, trade-offs, greenhouse gases, subsidies, regulations, climate change, energy taxes, transportation, deforestation, costs, policy, cost benefit, models, economics, US, Zimbabwe, Europe, Africa, Nigeria, Senegal,Singapore, Algeria, Iran, Pakistan, Japan, Canada, Britain, Egypt, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, China, Sweden, Asian Pacific and India.

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