Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 17, 1974 · Page 35
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 35

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12-A—Ukiah Dally Journal Wednesday, July 17, 1974 SIDEWALK SALE 3-DAY SPECIALS! THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY JULY II - 20 PRIZE WINNING photograph taken by Pawel Pierscinski of Poland is titled "Erosion", an entry in the United Nations Environmental photo contest. The purpose of the UN-sponsored contest was to focus attention on worldwide environmental problems using the theme: "There's only one earth-ours-but not Ours to destroy." CLIMAP-Climate historians By WARREN TALBOT PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPD- fifty weather researchers from around the world are investigating the climates of the past to see if there is any way they can forecast climatic changes for the future. Why climates change is one of the great scientific puzzles of our time, said Dr. John Imbrie, an earth scientist at Brown University who is one of the leaders of the international climate research group known as CLIMAP. CLIMAP stands for Climate Long Range Investigation Mapping and Predictions. In order to make predictions, CLIMAP scientists are attempting to discover if there is any pattern to the ever changing climates of the world. They are investigating such natural records as sediment cores from sea floors and trails left by ice age glaciers. "We are climate historians," Inbriesaidin an interview. "We would like to make the predictions; but right now we do . not even know if it's possible to do that. It could be that climates change in a random way." He said if man were able to predict imminent changes in the climate, West Africa might have been able to prepare years ago for the savage drought in which millions are currently facing starvation. The African drought repre : sents one of the most drastic examples of climate changes. "Year after year for the past five years, rain has not fallen when it used to fall. These areas just dried up. Four or five years ago the trend began and it is still continuing. "Now is that drought going to spread farther southward? Should we prepare for an expansion of that famine area or will it all be over in two years. More important, could we have foretold five years ago that we were going to have trouble there?" he asks. t The world's climates are linked to the relationship between the atmosphere and the oceans, and Imbrie said there Is not enough known about that climate machine, and if and how it is affected by manmade pollution. If the answers are found, Imbrie said, it may be possible SIDEWALKJSALf 1 Beautiful Things Is Having A Sidewalk Sale Inside Where It's COOL Featuring: "CRYSTAL ASSORTED SALE TABLE • Linen. • Tablecloths • Place Mats f Dishes • Some Silver • Much More "Beautiful )Two-Seventy Nine North State Street .— 462-9600 someday for scientists to go to the nations of the world and tell them what to expect in the next year, 10 years or even the next century. "Climate has a tremendous effect on the economy of the world," he said. "If the Russians have a poor wheat crop because of drought, it has an effect on the people of that nation and others who need the wheat to make bread. "It is urgent that we study the climate system and know what's going to happen. It's like Joseph's dream in the Bible. He warned the pharoah of a drought and the pharoah did something about it. He stored up on grain." INDOOR SIDEWALK SPECIALS (COME IN AND COOL OFF) Palace 252 NORTH STATE ST. UKIAH

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