Friday, July 15, 2005

Effects of climate change on Mt. Everest may force climate change actions

BBC reported that the UNESCO World Heritage Committee declared that cliimate change does pose a threat to natural and cultural World Heritage sites.  The Committee stopped short of listing Sagarmatha National Park in the Himalayas, the Huascaran National Park in Peru and the Belize Barrer reef on the danger list.  Had the sites been listed, the 180 nations that are parties to the World Heritage Convention  would have been legally obligated to cut greenhouse gas emissions as a means to protect the sites.  The Committee launched an investigation to determine whether the sites should be placed on the danger list Link: BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | UN investigates Everest threat.

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