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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta WtdtiMdiy, January 22, 1975 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 45 Liddy back in jail C. Gordon Liddy, the man who led the Watergate burglars and members of the Nixon re-election committee, leaves U.S. District Court in Washington after a judge ordered him to resume a jail term Climate changes forecast New York Times Service WASHINGTON Changes in the earth's climate are inevitable and mankind must learn to predict these variations to avoid potential catastrophe, a group of prominent scientists has concluded after a two year study. "A far greater understanding of these changes is required than we now the group report said. "It is, moreover, important that this knowledge be acquired as soon as possible." The report said global use of land for agriculture, water for irrigation and drinking and air and watersheds for waste disposal was approaching the limit. "A change of climate, even if sustained only for a few years' time, could seriously disrupt this use pattern and have far reaching the report said. The scientists cited recent trends as well as evidence from history and the span of geologic time to suggest that changes in the climate are already tak- ing place and that conceivably major changes could occur soon. The study is to be made public short-. ly by the National Academy of Scien- ces. It buttresses similar conclusions in several other reports .published within roughly the past year. The most drastic potential change considered in the new report is an abrupt end to the present interglacial period of relative warmth that has governed the planet's climate for the past Recent studies have produced strong evidence that such warm periods tend to last to years and that they sometimes end abruptly. The report also noted that periods of benign climate comparable to the pre- sent one are unusual and have existed for only about 8 per cent of the last 000 years. "There seems little doubt that the present period of unusual warmth will eventually give way to a time of colder climate, but there is no consensus with regard to either the magnitude or rapidity of the the panel said. "The onset of this climatic decline could be several thousand years in the it said, "although there is a definite probability that a serious worldwide cooling could befall the earth within the next hundred years." Even in the absence of such drastic change, human welfare could be profoundly affected by minor variations, the panel said, because food production is so closely geared to pre- sent climate conditions. The scientists noted that the average surface temperature in the northern hemisphere increased steadily from the 1880's until the 1900's, but has dropped steadily since. It is now halfway back to the level of the late 19th century. Canada is sixth on prison list ut OIA iu ycai a. OTTAWA (CP) A 61.4; France 61.1; found to have low im- comes up with these imprison- University team has 51.2; Japan 46.5; Spain rates, while the ment rates per rejected a widely-held 37.1; except the northern Canada 93.3; Newfoundland dbl Ortfl that Canada has more persons IlllGCi behind bars in proportion There are apparent had medium rates. 44.1; Nova Scotia 76.5; New "Quebec is usually believed Brunswick 110.9; Prince Ed- her population than any in the system of. be a heavy user of prisons ward Island 98.2; Quebec 75; MONTREAL (CP) that should not have contained Western country. Bristol Laboratories Ltd. was penicillin. The team, Dr. Irwin For instance figures used to -make up the rate by our definition Ontario 90; Manitoba 96; Sas-it has one of the lowest im- katchewan 108.7; Alberta fined yesterday in Only two drugs containing and Janet Chan of the univer-sessions court for six infrac- penicillin, bethiodize and sity's centre of country sometimes are from a different year rates in 106.8; British Columbia 114.8; nearly 25 per cent Yukon 327.8; Northwest tions of the Food and Drug salutensin, were named in the said Canada ranks well used for Ontario and 70 per cent Territories 454. Act charges. the United States and No account is British Columbia." The study of the team was The company had pleaded other countries but the sudden and rapid the basis of 1971 prison jointly funded by the universi- The charges against the guilty to selling drugs contain- prison is used here more than company included preventing ing penicillin, although- it in Western Canadian prison population in recent a surge and a 1971 population ty and the solicitor-general's of about 21.6 million, the team department. inspectors from checking con- claimed a "technical mis- In an article prepared to be trol tests in labs, selling drugs take" was to blame and publication in the January making comparisons containing penicillin in a false products were recalled after tion of the Criminal Law manner and selling products the error was discovered. Quarterly, the team, using used these definitions: Prison: A place where play on boards Sunday __ ______ _ own system comes no with are deprived of liberty grounds they have