ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 09, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Decision by Europe at the Earth Summit to restrict gases that may trap heat in the atmosphere noted.
(Near Key West, Florida: Ned Potter) The evidence on global warming, or the greenhouse effect, assessed; underwater scenes shown of a Florida Keys coral reef. [World Wildlife Fund Tundia GARDI - says coral is damaged globally.] Scientific research on a warm spot in the Pacific Ocean and on changing plant habitats outlined. [University of Michigan James TEERI - says climate changes may be affecting the ecosystems.] Unanswered questions raised about clouds, oceans, trees and smoke. [Scientist South Fred SINGER - calls greenhouse warming a non-problem.] US position of defending economic growth against environmental regulation noted. [Stanford University Stephen SCHNEIDER - raises the "sure" issue.]
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