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The Nation : U.S., Soviet Study of Climate Launched

U.S. and Soviet experts inaugurated a yearlong scientific dialogue on the implications of global climate change, using desk-top computers for the first time to link U.S. specialists with their Soviet counterparts. Tapping simultaneously at computer terminals in Washington and in Moscow, scientists exchanged greetings and their hopes that the unusual program, dubbed “Greenhouse Glasnost,” will lead to better understanding of a worldwide warming trend that many authorities expect will alter Earth’s climate severely in the next 50 years. The link stems from an agreement between the Soviet Academy of Sciences and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., and is not government sponsored.


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