Landmarks Facing Climate Threats Could ‘Transform,’ Expert Says

Read the full story from North Carolina State University.

How much effort should be spent trying to keep Venice looking like Venice – even as it faces rising sea levels that threaten the city with more frequent extreme flooding?

As climate change threatens cultural sites, preservationists and researchers are asking whether these iconic locations should be meticulously restored or should be allowed to adapt and “transform.”

Associated journal article: Erin Seekamp and Eugene Jo (2020). “Resilience and transformation of heritage sites to accommodate for loss and learning in a changing climate.” Climatic Change https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02812-4 [open access]

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