Stonehenge, Easter Island, Venice: Climate Change Will Destroy Human Historyby The Daily Eye Team May 30 2016, 11:07 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 34 secs
Cultural heritage sites are beacons of our remarkable legacy as a species. They’re as diverse and complex as humanity itself, which is why UNESCO has designated 802 of them as worthy of protection. But as temperatures and sea levels continue to rise, these treasured places are in danger of disappearing forever. An international team of scientists, anthropologists, and economists have identified 31 cultural and natural UNESCO World Heritage sites across 29 countries that are directly threatened by climate change. Among these are the Neolithic structures of Stonehenge, the towering moai on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Venice’s historic architecture, and even the United States’ own Statue of Liberty.