Too painful to bear
Too painful for who?
Environmental groups have lodged petitions with UNESCO charging that four sites including the Belize Reef are threatened by greenhouse gas emissions. Can this make a difference, and if so how? The petition for the BBR (dated 15 Nov '04) said:
Petitioner BELPO requests assistance under the [UN Framework Convention on Climate Change] for the protection of the Belize Barrier Reef from the detrimental impacts of global climate change and the compound effects of other threats to the reef that will make the Belize Barrier Reef less resilient to global climate change impacts. An appropriate scheme of financial support for design and implementation for this program is also requested.