It was 50 years ago that Venice suffered such devastating flooding. While floods are normal at this time of the year in Venice, they have never happened with such frequency before. Experts say that climate change is likely to blame.
Did you know that the Venetian council voted against a measure to fight climate change just a few moments before their chamber flooded?
The warming waters are about to kill the coral in the Great Barrier Reef while rising sea levels threaten to take over many of the world’s great archaeological sites — including the Neolithic village Skara Brae in Scotland.
If the world wants to save these sites, countries will need to share financial resources, best practices, and technology.
Our children may never get to see what we, as a civilization, seem to be taking for granted today. Let’s be the change!