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The atmosphere has properties rather similar to the glass of the greenhouse, hence the ‘greenhouse effect’, originally postulated by the French mathematician Jean-Baptiste Fourier (1824). Global warming would seem to imply that the whole atmospheric system is warming up as a result of the greenhouse effect, but this is far from certain. Once the nature of the problem has been outlined, three main areas of investigation will be addressed. First, there is the scientific evidence for global warming; second, the study of the likely impacts and third, the for mulation and implementation of strategies to cope with such impacts.

One issue of particular concern refers to the values that condition the selection, conduct and implementation of research, a dilemma highlighted by the aphorism ‘he who pays the piper calls the tune’. Coppock (1974: p. 9), an advocate of public policy research by applied geographers, expressed this in terms of ‘doubts over whether government departments will commission necessar y research into the effectiveness and consequences of their own policies and there is a real danger that constraints will be imposed over publication, especially if this contains criticisms of the sponsors or explores politically sensitive areas’.

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