By Dr. John Happs
English Heritage may have found a novel way of generating more funding, aided and abetted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The claim is made that a number of castles in the UK are now under threat from – you guessed it – human-induced climate change. They state that:
“Castles that have stood for hundreds of years are at risk of being damaged by climate change.”
English Heritage implies that human activity is leading to increasing storms, rising sea levels, more coastal erosion and threats to historic buildings, as if those processes haven’t always been happening.