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History fades as rising sea levels slowly destroy Thailand’s temple murals

Thailand's Wat Prasat temple in Nonthaburi is losing its historic murals due to rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion caused by the climate crisis. These fading and deteriorating murals, depicting stories from the Buddha's past lives, are at risk of disappearing within a couple of decades. Salt moisture poses the biggest threat, causing walls to crumble and paintings to flake away. Efforts to recreate the murals using digital techniques are underway, but urgent protection is needed for these ancient artworks.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/29/history-fades-as-rising-sea-levels-slowly-destroy-thailands-temple-murals



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  • johnte ndeto

    16 w

    It's quite sad that the impact of rising sea levels have really cost Thailand much

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    • George Kariuki

      19 w

      This is a devastating reminder of the impact of the climate crisis on our cultural heritage.

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      • Peter Kamau

        19 w

        Very disappointing that the heritage held so dearly by locals and tourists will now only be told in bed time stories. Let us change the narrative by taking climate action now

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          19 w

          It's a warning that climate change is real and if no actions are taken it will even get worse

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          • Abraham Jok Atem

            19 w

            This is worrying and shocking

            • CHRIS NGATIA

              19 w

              This is sad .... They need to learn that climate change needs immediate tackling

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              • Gorffly mokua

                19 w

                This loss highlights the imperative of safeguarding our shared history against the threats posed by environmental changes!

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                • Edwin wangombe

                  19 w

                  this shows how devastating climate change is to the world and the people... we need to curb climate change ASAP

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                  • Jeverio Yeo

                    19 w

                    The Thai people are nice and hospital so as tourists we should support their environment protection effort, not contribute to river polution

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                    • Rotich Kim

                      19 w

                      This is risky we need a urgently solution

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                      • winnie nguru

                        19 w

                        This is saddening.. Climate change is now eating into our cultural heritage

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                        • rosebellendiritu

                          19 w

                          @winnie_nguru and soon if we don't act,we will have nothing to celebrate

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                          • Gorffly mokua

                            19 w

                            @winnie_nguru If nothing is done, then cultural heritage and history will be erased from the earth!

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                          • zelda ninga

                            19 w

                            This should be lesson to them that climate change is real.

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                            • rosebellendiritu

                              19 w

                              @zelda_ninga_442 The bitter truth is,it doesn't spare

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                              • Gorffly mokua

                                19 w

                                @zelda_ninga_442 Climate change has always been real! It is about time we start taking urgent actions!

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                              • walter lungayi

                                19 w

                                Urgent action is needed to protect these valuable cultural treasures.

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