August 30th - Scientific American article from May of 1997 entitled "The Coming Climate".
September 6th - Framework Convention on Climate Change (Rio Treaty). View the version prepared for this course (includes hyperlinks for cross references) or the version from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (which is also available in PDF format). {Rio Signatories and Ratifiers}*
September 13th - Protocol to the Rio Treaty (Kyoto Protocol) via the version prepared for this course (includes hyperlinks for cross references and is also available in Microsoft Word and PDF formats), CNN, the Fletcher School, or the UNFCCC {Kyoto Signatories and Ratifiers}*
Also read the handout from class, "Current Developments, The Kyoto Procol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change," The American Journal of International Law, Vol. 92.
September 20th - Carbon Dioxide and Temperature and Carbon exchanged between the atmosphere and reservoirs on the earth and readings from packet.
September 27th - Global Warming and readings from packet.
October 4th - Age distribution, Local food production, World energy consumption, Energy habits, Planning for future energy needs, Gasoline prices, Energy flow, A Popular Planet, Current Affairs, Nuclear Power, Oil, Energy Budgets, Hydro Power, Firewood, Fossil Fuel Pollution, and Auto Culture.
October 11th -
October 18th - Holes in the safety net.
October 25th -
November 1st -
November 8th - To Have - and Have Not, State Interest, Developed nations and industrial emissions, and Developed nations and consumption.

*Signatories and Ratifiers for both the Rio and Kyoto texts are per the UN Treaty Service (last checked on 9/08/99).

 

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