2 Transnat'l L. & Contemp. Probs. 173 (1992)
Global Warming: A Pacific Perspective

handle is hein.journals/tlcp2 and id is 183 raw text is: GLOBAL WARMING: A Pacific Perspective
Dr. Roger Blakeley*
I.  Introduction  ......................................  174
II.  The Pacific Basin  Region  ............................ 176
III.  South Pacific Climate Change ......................... 179
A. The Meteorology of the Region  ...................... 179
B. Ocean  W aters  ..................................  180
C.  Clim ate  .......................................  180
D. The El Niflo Phenomenon  ......................... 180
E. Tropical Cyclones  ................................  181
F. Climate and Culture  .............................  182
G. Climate Modelling  ...............................  182
H. Rise in Temperature  ............................. 182
I.  Rise in  Sea  Level  ................................  183
J.  Summ ary  ......................................  184
IV.  Climate Change Impacts ............................. 185
A. Social Context  ..................................  185
1.  Loss of Culture  ...............................  186
2.  Health  Patterns  ..............................  187
B. Biophysical Context  ..............................  187
1.  Freshwater Sources  ...........................  188
2.  Floods  ......................................  188
3.  Droughts  ...................................  188
4.  Physical Damage  .............................  189
C. Economic Context  ...............................  189
V.  Policy  Responses  ...................................  189
A. South Pacific Forum Responses ..................... 189
B. New  Zealand Responses ........................... 191
C. Australian  Responses .............................  193
D. Pacific Island Nation Responses ..................... 195
E. Summary of Policy Responses  ...................... 199
VI.  Research  Programmes ............................... 199
VII.  Conclusion  .......................................  201
::: BE (Hons), MS (Stanford), PhD; Secretary for the Environment, New Zealand,
Chairperson, OECD Environment Committee, 1989 to 1991, Member, Advisory Board,
Climate Institute, Washington, DC. The author is very grateful for helpful comments
from John Gilbert, and Judy Lawrence of Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand.

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