Impacts of Climate Change on National Landmarks

From the Homeland Security Digital Library, see The impacts of climate change can be devastating to U.S. infrastructure

The natural disasters it induces (rising seas, floods, droughts, wildfires, etc.) can damage buildings, sever power lines, contaminate water, and destroy agriculture. Most of these assets are easily repaired or replaced, but what about damage done to infrastructure that holds sentimental value to the nation? Can the values and ideals they represent be as easily recovered? This “sentimental infrastructure” refers to the nation’s “iconic landmarks and heritage sites,” which the Union of Concerned Scientists argues are now being seriously threatened by the impacts of climate change.

Direct link to the report: National Landmarks At Risk Report.  (84 pp.)

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