World Heritage Sites Threatened By Climate Change Nearly Doubles Since 2014; Suraj Radhakrishnan; IB Times


Australia – Great Barrier Reef

The first IUCN meeting since the Trump climate-change debacle has revealed that climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands — which is nearly double the number from just three years ago.

Latest findings have revealed that climate change impacts one in four natural World Heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands. The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 from 2014 to the latest study conducted in 2017. Climate change has been identified as one of the biggest threats they face, according the report which was released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), at the UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany.

The threatened ecosystems were identified by the study.

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