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Rising sea levels may threaten 70% of Africa’s heritage sites by 2050

Rising sea levels may threaten 70% of Africa’s heritage sites by 2050

THE value of heritage has been underestimated in climate policy and sustainable development circles, but heritage is crucial to people’s identity, culture and wellbeing. It is also critical to the sustainability of communities, ecosystems and biodiversity. Authors JOANNE CLARKE, Senior lecturer, University of East Anglia LENA REIMANN, Postdoctoral Researcher of Water and Climate Risk, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam MICHALIS VOUSDOUKAS, Coastal oceanographer , European Commission's Joint Research Centre NICHOLAS P. SIMPSON, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town, University of Cape Town We already know that climate change is having an…
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