The UNESCO World Heritage property, comprises the city of Venice and its lagoon.  Image: Kent Wang from Barcelona, Spain.

A Climate Crossroads for the World Heritage Convention

How will the nations that have ratified UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention respond to the threat climate change represents to iconic natural and historic sites across the globe? This is one of the biggest questions facing the countries represented at the 45th World Heritage Committee meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Will … [continued]

Where Does The Heat Go?

The first comprehensive assessment of where the Earth’s excess heat is accumulating has been released by the Global Climate Observing System, co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission-UNESCO, International Science Council and United Nations Environment Programme.