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"It's the ultimate symbol of freedom in the U.S., but the Statue of Liberty is facing a disturbing future because of rising seas and a warming planet, according to a new report from the United Nations."
The Liberty icon in New York harbor is not the only famous site at risk. The report details how drastic the effects will be on UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world...
"Imagine the Statue of Liberty, water lapping at her skirts. Or the Sydney Opera House, seawater filling its seats. Coastal areas around the globe are losing ground to the sea — and faster than ever. In the past quarter-century alone, the ocean has risen an average of almost 3 inches. With nearly half the world’s population living within 93 miles of a coast, and much of the globe’s commerce concentrated there, sea level rise looms as one of the greatest of all climate change..."
Up to 13 million people along US coasts could be displaced by the end of this century. Most live in the Southeast, especially Florida.
A change is coming...
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