Report eyes global warming threats to World Heritage sites | Summit County Citizens Voice

United Nations leaders say that famed World Heritage sites around the world are facing a significant threat from climate change. Increasing floods, melting glaciers and more wildfires are among the risks cited in a new report from UNESCO’s World Heritage Center.“Globally, we need to better understand, monitor and address climate change threats to World Heritage sites,” said the center’s director, Mechtild Rössler. “As the report’s findings underscore, achieving the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rise to a level well below 2 degrees Celsius is vitally important to protecting our World Heritage for current and future generations.”The report, “World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate” was jointly released by UNESCO, the United Nations Environment Program, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Source: Report eyes global warming threats to World Heritage sites | Summit County Citizens Voice

3 thoughts on “Report eyes global warming threats to World Heritage sites | Summit County Citizens Voice

  1. Haven’t fully read this yet. But did you know that the Australian government prevailed upon UNESCO to leave Australia out – didn’t want to “damage the tourist industry” with the news that the Great Barrier Reef is now about 93% coral bleached? Poor Australia – can’t interfere with the coal and oil industries, – but still want World Heritage status for its dying Reef.

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