Sea Level Rise Threatens UNESCO World Heritage Sites

March 5, 2014 9:21 PM

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As sea levels rise and if current global warming trends hold true, dozens of UNESCO World Heritage list will be impacted by rising water, according to new research.

Writing in the journal Environmental Research Letters (open access), a team led by professor Ben Marzeion from the University of Innsbruck reports that a number of iconic cultural sites and historic city centers will be affected by sea level rise.

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