Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Maintaining a Stable Climate for Resource Conservation Isn't Easy, Even at a Small Scale

The current issue of Scientific American (here) reports on various problems scientists from France and elsewhere have had in their efforts to protect the Lascaux Cave, which contains the world's richest collection of prehistoric cave paintings (see photo below), from deteriorating as a result of changing environmental conditions in and around the cave, some of which are human-caused. It reflects, in miniature, the problem of climate stabilization to protect valuable (and invaluable) resources.

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