From the Statue of Liberty in NYC to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, American landmarks are threatened by a likelihood of floods, rising sea levels and fires, said a group of scientists today. "National Landmarks at Risk," a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, listed 30 sites at risk for serious natural disasters associated with climate change. They include Annapolis, Maryland; Boston's historic districts; the Jamestown colony site in Virginia; and a number of NASA sites.
The report proposes reducing carbon emissions to minimize the predicted risks. [Reuters]