The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence. Photo by Dan Breckwoldt / Shutterstock.com

According to a study of global warming, 20 percent of UNESCO World Heritage sites face extinction.

It may take a long time, as the article below describes, but it’s a bit chilling, if you’ll forgive the pun, to realize that in addition to all the famine, fire and human suffering to come with a hotter planet, we’ll also lose many of the greatest achievements of our collective history.

Go see the Colosseum and the Sydney Opera House while you still can.

— Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

Global warming may threaten World Heritage sites (via AFP)

The sightseer of 4014 may have to pay a virtual visit to the Tower of London or Statue of Liberty, said a climate study Wednesday that warned of dramatic ocean encroachment on heritage sites. While modern civilisation is fascinated by the pyramids of…



 
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