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One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment (1990)

Chapter: B. Forum on Global Change and Our Common Future: Agenda and Speakers

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Suggested Citation:"B. Forum on Global Change and Our Common Future: Agenda and Speakers." National Academy of Sciences. 1990. One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1435.
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Suggested Citation:"B. Forum on Global Change and Our Common Future: Agenda and Speakers." National Academy of Sciences. 1990. One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1435.
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Suggested Citation:"B. Forum on Global Change and Our Common Future: Agenda and Speakers." National Academy of Sciences. 1990. One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1435.
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Suggested Citation:"B. Forum on Global Change and Our Common Future: Agenda and Speakers." National Academy of Sciences. 1990. One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1435.
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B Forum on Global Change and Our Common Future: Agenda and Speakers Tuesday, May 2, 1989 S:00 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. Welcome THOMAS MALONE, St. Joseph College 9:10 a.m. Society's Stake in Global Change WILL~M RUCKEESHAUS, Browning-Ferris Industries UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL CHANGE: THE SCIENCE Chair: Thomas Malone, St. Joseph College 9:45 a.m. Historical Perspectives: Climate Changes Throughout the Millennia JOHN KUTZBACH, University of Wisconsin 10:15 a.m. Break 10:25 a.m. Understanding Global Change: Earth as a System FRANCIS BRETHERTON, University of Wisconsin 163

164 APPENDIX B Il:00 a.m. Panel: The Earth System Moderator: DIGBY McLAREN, Royal Society of Canada Atmosphere MICHAEL McELROY, Harvard University Oceans JAMES McCARTHY, Harvard University Terrestrial Ecosystems PETER VITOUSEK, Stanford University Human Dimensions ROBERTA BALSTAD MILLER, National Science Foundation 12:45 p.m. Lunch 2:15 p.m. Human Causes of Global Change B. L. TURNER IT, Clark University 2:45 p.m. Panel: Consequences Moderator: ROBERT McC. ADDAMS, Smithsonian institution Greenhouse Warming JERRY MAHL~N, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Stratospheric Ozone Depletion SUSAN SOLOMON, Environmental Research Laboratory/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Break Deforestation ENEAS SALATI, Escola Superior de Agricultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil Acid Deposition DAVID SCHINDLER, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

APPENDIX B 5:30 p.m. Recess 7:30 p.m. Keynote Address and Franklin Lecture Global Change and Our Common Future GRO HARLEM BRUNDTLAND, Prime Minister of Nor- way 165 Implications for Life on Earth PAUL EHRLICH, Stanford University Wednesday, May 3, 1989 IMPACTS OF GLOBAL CHANGE Chair: Robert Hoffmann, Smithsonian Institution 9:00 a.m. What Does Global Change Mean for Society? LESTER BROWN, WorIdwatch Institute 9:30 a.m. Panel: Impacts Moderator: JOSE GOLDEMBERG, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil Agriculture and Water Resources THEODORE HULLAR, University of California, Davis Break Biodiversity ROBERT PETERS, World Wildlife Fund Sea Level JAMES BROADUS, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Industry HUGH WYNNE-EDWARDS, Alcan, Canada 11:30 a.m. Implications of Global Change for Science Policy ROBERT CORELL, National Science Foundation 12:00 p.m. Lunch

166 IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC POLICY Chair: Thomas Lovejoy, Smithsonian Institution 1:30 p.m. Options for Action MARTIN HOL=ATE, International Union for Conservation of Nature anc} Natural Resources 2:00 p.m. View from the North DIGBY McLAREN, Royal Society of Canada 2:30 p.m. View from the South MARC DOUROJEANNI, We World Bank 3:00 p.m. Break 3:10 p.m. Panel: Public Policy Moderator: JESSICA MATHEWS, World Resources Institute THE HONORABLE CHARLES CACCIA, member of Parliament, Canada THE HONORABLE JOHN CHAFEE, U.S. Senate WILLIAM A. N~ZE, U.S. Department of State PAULO NOGUEIRA-NETO, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil THE HONORABLE TIMOTHY WIRTH, U.S. Senate APPENDIX B 5:30 p.m. Recess Summary Panel 7:30 p.m. Moderator: THOMAS MALONE, St. Joseph College ALAN HECHT, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RAFAEL HERRERA, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Venezuela JOHN P. HOLDREN, University of California, Berkeley THOMAS LOVEJOY, Smithsonian ~stitudon STEPHEN H. SCHNEIDER, National Center for Atmospheric Research ANNE WHYTE, International Development Research Centre, Canada

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