threats to heritage
The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Climate Change and Heritage Working Group
An international non-governmental organization that works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage around the world.
Challenged by an archaeologically educated public in Wales
Climate change impact on archaeological sites in Wales
Archaeological site destruction
Dangers from sea-level rise
National landmarks at risk
Climate change threats to Cherished Historic Sites
Where World Heritage sites are under threat
Percentage of sites where the conservation outlook is of significant or critical concern as of November 2017.
Heritage in danger
Cultural sites in peril
How is climate change impacting indigenous communities in remote regions of Canada?
Indigenous legal scholar Aimée Craft discusses the effects of climate change on remote northern communities in Manitoba not only in terms of impacts on health, economics, and social stability, but also in terms of the threats to language, culture and identity that may be accelerating as a result of the new vulnerabilities caused by environmental impacts. Cultural losses occurring in part due to increased migration from traditional smaller communities to urban centers in Southern Canada represent one of many threats to indigenous heritage among Canada’s First Nations people.
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.