people might like to compare this attitiude with the excellently
positive attitude of the National Trust.
Wearing two hats, archaeologist and Friends of the Earth, I am
increasingly concerned that the two are becoming more distant, with
heritage curators not worrying about the environmental impacts of
conservation policies, and I know which I (and probably many other
people and even Governments) think is more important.
Unless we can work, as the National Trust has shown is possible, to
intergrate the two, when oil starts to run out, heritage conservation
will probably become even more of an expensive luxury which will lose
out to the environmental arguments.
Its a pity the WHC are too "single issue" oriented to realise this
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This link was posted on ArchTheoMeth discussion list today:
Astounding. The World Heritage Committee has rejected a motion calling
cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental campaigners blamed the
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
to pose a problem".
Hmmm. Whatever happened to preventive conservation?
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