Heritage in danger
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threats to heritage
Why heritage should be used to interpret the past and forge the future
Cultural heritage can offer new narratives.
How is climate change impacting the archaeological record?
Rising sea levels, storminess, and coastal erosion, among other effects of climate change, pose significant threats to heritage and the environmental archive, resulting in potential losses of knowledge that archaeologist Thomas McGovern compares to the burning of the Great Library of Alexandria.
The National Park Service Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy
provides guidance for those working in national historic preservation to recognize and respond to a wide range of environmental changes that are threatening cultural resources.
Loss of cultural world heritage
Threats to currently inhabited places from sea-level rise