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One of the articles in Global Climate Change (IC#22)
Originally published in Summer 1989 on page 62
Copyright (c)1989, 1997 by Context Institute

ORGANIZATIONS

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) * DC2-0803 United Nations, New York, NY 10017, 212/963-8093 * Fosters international awareness of environmental issues and coordinates responses to global environmental problems. Publishes annual "State of the Environment Report." [See interview with Noel Brown in this issue.]

Greenpeace, USA * 1436 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, 202/462-1177 * With one million U.S. members and branches in 23 countries, Greenpeace is a powerful, action-oriented environmental organization that is beginning to address climate change issues.

Environmental Defense Fund * 257 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10010, 212/505-2100 * Solutions-oriented coalition of lawyers, economists, and scientists with partial focus on global atmospheric issues.

Earth Island Institute * 300 Broadway, Suite 28, San Francisco, CA 94133, 415/788-3666 * Founded by David Brower, supports international action projects and publishes Earth Island Journal.

Climate Protection Institute/Greenhouse Action Project * Building 1055, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965, 415/331-8618 * The former is an education project of Earth Island Institute, the latter an independent lobbying group that shares the same address.

Friends of the Earth * 530 Seventh St. SE, Washington, DC 20003, 202/543-4312 * International group with partial focus on ozone depletion. Publishes Not Man Apart and Atmosphere, a newsletter on ozone issues. Recently merged with Environmental Policy Institute.

Global Greenhouse Network/Greenhouse Crisis Foundation * 1130 17th St. NW, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036 * International organization of scientists, environmental activists, and policymakers working to establish international cooperation to mitigate global warming. Founded by Jeremy Rifkin.

Rocky Mountain Institute * 1739 Snowmass Creek Rd., Old Snowmass, CO 81654, 303/927-3128 * Energy efficiency information for both individuals and utilities. Publishes quarterly newsletter.

Greenhouse Action * PO Box 16743, Seattle, WA 98116, 206/935-8314 * Citizens’ action group with focus on legislation, lobbying and media attention, inspired by the very successful hunger lobbying group Results. New, growing, and currently seeking people to serve as leaders of groups in other states and regions.

PUBLICATIONS

Climate Change Digest * $175/year from Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co., 655 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10010 * The best all-around source of information on climate change issues.

"Global Climatic Change" * Richard A. Houghton and George M. Woodwell, in Scientific American, April 1989, p. 36. * When Scientific American publishes something, you know it’s finally in the mainstream. Article cites historical data , gives general overview of the global warming trend, calls for "stringent measures."

Orion Nature Quarterly * Vol. 8, No. 1, Winter 1989, available for $4 from 136 E. 64th St., New York, NY 10021, 212/758-6475 * Special issue on global warming with articles on greenhouse data, ozone and life, the Nimbus satellite mission, and Lovelock on Gaia.

Societal Responses to Regional Climatic Change: Forecasting By Analogy * Michael H. Glantz, ed., Westview Press, 5500 Central Ave., Boulder, CO 80301 * An excellent look at how various regions might fare under a general warming trend. 428 pgs.

Personal Action Guide For The Earth * Transmissions Project for the United Nations Environment Programme, 730 Arizona Ave., #329, Santa Monica, CA 90401 * Pamphlet focusing on personal lifestyle changes in the areas of energy, food, water, toxins, waste reduction, and environmental preservation.

The Greenhouse Crisis: A Citizen’s Guide * Greenhouse Crisis Foundation, 530 Seventh St. SE, Washington, DC 20003 * A "101 Things To Do" list, focused on consumer habits and with detailed explanations about why each step makes a difference.

Energy Solutions to the Greenhouse Effect * Union of Concerned Scientists, Dept. N, 26 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02238 * Video appropriate for local organizations, schools and colleges.

State of the World 1989 * Lester Brown, et al., Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036 * The latest installment of their annual series contains a well-realized action plan for the Earth.

10 Things You Can Do To Fight Global Warming * Poster available for $10 from Environmental Policy Institute, 218 D Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.

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