Feds: Lady Liberty at risk from climate change

Feds: Lady Liberty at risk from climate change
Lady Liberty faces the dawn. (Image: USA Today, Robert Deutsch)

[Ed. – Where’s Charlton Heston when we need him?]

The Department of Interior’s blog stated Thursday that the biggest threat to seven of the most iconic landmarks in the United States is climate change. …

”We must #ActOnClimate to ensure that current and future generations can enjoy America’s most treasured places,” the blog stated. “If we don’t, we will have to say goodbye to these iconic views.”

Here are the seven places the federal government said are in danger of extinction because of climate change:

  • The wildflowers of Shenandoah in Virginia…
  • The trees of Joshua Tree National Park in California…
  • Glacier National Park’s “namesake” is threatened, the blog stated…
  • ”The Statue of Liberty as we know it,” is threatened by climate change, the blog stated. “One of the most recognizable statues in the world could someday be underwater. Sea-level rise and an increase in storm surges are putting the Statue of Liberty at risk.”

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