Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Climate Change and Preservation: Where Do They Intersect? Or do they? From the PreservationNation blog

Click title for link to an article about sea level rise, climate change and the potential impact to historic buildings. Below is an excerpt from the piece that talks about novel approaches to address possible threats to those structures in low-lying locations:
In 2014, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) named 30 landmarks across the country that could face irreparable damage or be lost forever due to climate change. Moving forward, we will be partnering with them to save these and other historic places. To do so, we may have to consider novel approaches, such as moving buildings, raising them up, or implementing creative waterproofing and reinforcements to help them withstand flooding.