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EarthSky // Earth, Human World, Science Wire Release Date: May 21, 2014

Scientists: 30 U.S. landmarks at risk from climate change

The non-profit U.S. organization Union of Concerned Scientists this week released a report listing 30 iconic landmarks at risk from climate change.

From Ellis Island to the Everglades, Cape Canaveral to California’s César Chávez National Monument, U.S. landmarks are at risk from climate change, said the Union of Concerned Scientists in a report released this week. The report highlights and explains the growing consequences of climate change to many of the country’s most iconic and historic sites.

Today these sites face a perilous and uncertain future in a world of rising sea levels, more frequent wildfires, increased flooding, and other damaging effects of climate change.

We must prepare our cherished landmarks for these worsening climate impacts and take steps to make climate resilience a national priority. At the same time, we must work to minimize these risks in the future by reducing the carbon emissions that are causing climate change and its accompanying impacts.

Read the press page of the Union of Concerned Scientists about U.S. landmarks at risk

National Landmarks at Risk – Executive Summary

National Landmarks at Risk – Full Report

USAToday has an interactive map that will let you explore sites at risk from climate change.

The Union of Concerned Scientists released a report this week saying these U.S. national landmarks are at risk from climate change.

View larger. | The Union of Concerned Scientists released a report this week saying these U.S. national landmarks are at risk from climate change.

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See more photos of U.S. landmarks at risk on the Flickr page of the Union of Concerned Scientists