5 Mar 2021

National Trust says heritage sites at risk from climate change

Chief Correspondent

We might think the climate crisis is a threat to our future, but the National Trust has just released a worrying report on how it could wipe away our past.

They’ve outlined a ‘hazard map’ which shows how 30% of their heritage sites are at risk from the impacts of climate change like flooding.

We have been to Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire, the country’s largest monastic ruins. They might have survived King Henry VIII’s Reformation, but almost 500 years on, their future looks uncertain.