According to scientific research, Venice and The Leaning Tower of Pisa may end up underwater in the future. Rising sea levels could have detrimental effects on various cities including Venice, Rhodes, and Pisa.
A study by researchers at the University of Kiel, in Germany, suggests that all but two of 49 United Nations-recognised icons of human civilization rimming the Mediterranean Sea risk are at risk due to rising sea levels and soil erosion. If nothing is done the consequences may be disastrous – with our common heritage “being lost”, warn scientists.
Corresponding author Dr. Lena Reimann. said that some monuments may have to be relocated. In an NCBI journal article, she said, “A combination of awareness-raising strategies and protection measures seem to be the most suitable adaptation strategies, but relocation also needs to be considered, in particular where risk is very high.”