sea level rise
October 22, 2015.
Will a $6 billion barrier protect Venice from climate driven sea level rise? We certainly hope so. As a UNESCO ‘World Heritage Site’, there is no doubt that Venice is a gem of architecture, history, culture and so much more. A small city with a long, rich history, it holds an astonishing number of art and architectural treasures within its fragile borders. It all started roughly 1600 years ago, when settlers began building a community on the marshy islands in the lagoon off the coast of what is present day northern Italy. The founders' idea...