Location of UNESCO cultural world heritage sites affected by sea-level rise. Colours: lowest ΔT at which the site will be impacted by sea-level rise. Open black circles: sites that are impacted already at the present day.
"The research released Tuesday from Austria and Germany used both sea-level estimates for the next 2000 years and high-resolution topography data to compute which of the more than 700 listed UNESCO World Heritage sites would be affected by sea-level rise at different levels of sustained future warming. The report found that if warming reaches 3 degrees Celsius, sea level would rise six feet in the next 2,000 years, and 170 of those sites would be drowned.”