Five Historic Sites That Are Most Vulnerable to Sea-level Rise

My Comments: In keeping with the spirit of the recently released National Climate Assessment report, here is an article that identifies five sites that by the end of this century will likely be underwater. Especially if nothing is done soon to limit greenhouse gasses across the planet.

You know, the stuff that some on the right says are imaginary and simply the invention of those of us who believe in science. It’s sort of like the Mad Magazine character with a goofy expression on his face saying “What, me worry?”

By James West |Saturday, July 13, 2013

So, you spent last weekend celebrating American independence with patriotic fervor and you’re now enthused about the preservation of American history and culture and all things awesome and bygone. Right?

Keep that historical buzz going for a moment to contemplate five sites the National Trust for Historic Preservation—the country’s preservers-in-chief—thinks are most vulnerable to flooding caused by sea-level rise.

Even though the trust fields regular requests for planning assistance from coastal cities across the country, the group says no comprehensive models yet exist to address sea level rise and its threat to historic landmarks. That’s bad, says Anthony Veerkamp, a program director with the trust, because without first taking stock of what we might lose, “inevitably there will be adaptation strategies that do lesser or greater harm to historic resources.”

Here are five sites the trust is most worried about:
1. San Francisco’s Embarcadero