Green Energy: Examining Their Effects on Heritage Sites and Climate Change Mitigation


The damage which is brought about by global warming and climate change to heritage sites is more or less immutable. However, further deterioration could be slowed, if not stopped, with the patronization of green energy. Three sources of green energy, namely solar power, wind power, and hydropower were discussed in this research. Their indirect roles in preserving heritage sites were examined and their cumulative effects on mitigating climate change were also cited. Results showed that the climate might have been continually changing for the past thousands of years. The effects of climate change and global warming on the arctic ice, carbon dioxide concentration, sea levels, global surface temperature and land ice status were undeniable. These factors greatly contributed to the deterioration of the preservation of world heritage sites.

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Al-Zubaidy, M. (2015) Green Energy: Examining Their Effects on Heritage Sites and Climate Change Mitigation. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 5, 39-52. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2015.51005.

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