This link was posted on ArchTheoMeth discussion list today:
Astounding. The World Heritage Committee has rejected a motion calling for
cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental campaigners blamed the move
on lobbying by governments opposed to restrictions on greenhouse gas
emissions (no prizes for guessing who they have in mind...). As one
environmentalist is quoted as saying, "They are good at drawing up
wonderfully drafted documents, but the idea of actually doing anything seems
to pose a problem".
Hmmm. Whatever happened to preventive conservation?