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Canaries in a Coal Mine—World Heritage sites threatened by climate change

Many sites on the World Heritage List, among other ancient sites, have survived through centuries and longer of natural disasters and wars. These sites should be seen as canaries in a coal mine. Sites that have survived so long succumbing to climate change are a chilling sign of what could happen to contemporary societies.


Stonehenge, Easter Island, Venice: Climate Change Will Destroy Human History

By Sarah Emerson


May 26, 2016

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