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Climate Change and World Heritage

 
Author KSTraveler
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#1 | Posted: 27 May 2016 00:21 
UNESCO has released a report on World Heritage Sites threatened by climate change. The report lists 31 different sites.

http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1500

Author KSTraveler
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#2 | Posted: 28 May 2016 00:12 

Author meltwaterfalls
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#3 | Posted: 28 May 2016 05:39 
Yikes, I wonder why UNESCO acquiesced to the request to remove any mention of them? I would guess it is to do with funding but still remarkable and more than a little concerning.

Author Solivagant
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#4 | Posted: 28 May 2016 06:57 
UNESCO really seems to have made an ass of itself on this
a. Acquiescing in government initiated censorship - where will that end?
b. Going OTT on some of the items - whose threat levels are in fact way below those facing the unmentioned Gt Barrier Reef (presuming that Global warming is a fact, whether anthropogenic or not)
i. Stonehenge - where warmer winters "are likely to bring higher populations of burrowing mammals including badgers, moles and rabbits, which may destabilize stonework and disturb buried archaeological deposits."
ii. envisaging a Hollywood disaster movie scenario on the Statue of Liberty!

We, in the UK, are already facing a threat of the 4 horsemen of the Apocolypse (including WWIII) if we dare to vote to leave the EU - such exaggeration seems to be a normal approach to making partisan arguments nowadays!

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