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TitleInternational Impacts of Global Climate Change: Testimony to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs
Author(s)Fulkerson, W.; Cushman, R. M.; Marland, G.; Rayner, S.
Publication DateFebruary 21, 1989
Report NumberORNL/TM-11184
Unique IdentifierACC0251
Other NumbersLegacy ID: DE89014004; OSTI ID: 5843170
Research OrgOak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), TN (USA)
Contract NoAC05-84OR21400
Sponsoring OrgUS Department of Energy (DOE)
Subject500200 -- Environment, Atmospheric -- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy -- Environment, Health, & Safety; Climates -- Modifications; Greenhouse Effect -- Global Aspects; Air Pollution; Forests; International Agreements; Migration; 54 Environmental Sciences; 29 Energy Planning, Policy and Economy
KeywordsAgreements; Pollution
Related Web PagesDOE Scientists Contribute to 2007 Nobel Peace Prize about Climate Change
AbstractInternational impacts of global climate change are those for which the important consequences arise because of national sovereignty. Such impacts could be of two types: (1) migrations across national borders of people, of resources (such as agricultural productivity, or surface water, or natural ecosystems), of effluents, or of patterns of commerce; and (2) changes to the way nations use and manage their resources, particularly fossil fuels and forests, as a consequence of international concern over the global climate. Actions by a few resource-dominant nations may affect the fate of all. These two types of international impacts raise complex equity issues because one nation may perceive itself as gaining at the expense of its neighbors, or it may perceive itself as a victim of the actions of others.
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