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World Venice floods threaten priceless artwork and history - and a unique way of life

16:55  17 november  2019
16:55  17 november  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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Flooding in Venice is not merely an inexpensive inconvenience. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, Venice is home to priceless works of art by such Italian Renaissance masters as Tintoretto, Giorgione and Titian; historic basilicas; and a unique way of lagoon-based metropolitan

Flooding in Venice is not merely an inexpensive inconvenience. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, Venice is home to priceless works of art by such Italian Renaissance masters as Tintoretto, Giorgione and Titian; historic basilicas; and a unique way of lagoon-based metropolitan

As historic floods inundated Venice more than half a century ago, one reader in Scotland wrote to the Guardian newspaper in London to express worry about the fate of the “astonishing, but soon-to-vanish” Italian city.

“This is certainly the moment to draw attention not to the cats of Venice but to its buildings, which are slowly but surely disintegrating,” the reader wrote. “Once the ‘pearl of the Adriatic,’ undoubtedly one of the wonders of the world, stucco is now peeling off its palaces [ …] Will somebody do something quickly?”

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As historic floods inundated Venice more than a half-century ago, one reader in Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, Venice is home to priceless works of art by such Italian Renaissance masters as Tintoretto, Giorgione and Titian; historic basilicas; and a unique way of lagoon-based

As historic floods inundated Venice more than a half-century ago, one reader in Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, Venice is home to priceless works of art by such Italian Renaissance masters as Tintoretto, Giorgione and Titian; historic basilicas; and a unique way of lagoon-based

That letter to the editor was penned in the wake of the record-setting 1966 flood that devastated Venice and cities like Florence and Trento. The unusual mix of high tides and river levels plus powerful winds from the southeast pushed floodwaters to six feet, four inches. Two days later, Venice was “left awash in stinking, salty slime deposited by the Adriatic Sea,” the Associated Press wrote at the time.

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More recently, Venice has begun to dry out from another monumental “acqua alta,” or “high water” that hit earlier this week, this time coming just inches shy of the 1966 record. Dispatches from the scene described people tromping around in cheap rain boots as they walk single-file on footbridges elevated over flooded piazzas or wade through knee-high water. As estimated 70 percent of the city was submerged.

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Venice has priceless works of art by Italian Renaissance masters. According to experts, it's also a sobering preview of how climate change, accelerated by human behavior (and exacerbated by political corruption), will not just complicate Venetian's unique and fragile way of life but wash it away entirely.

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a large building with a clock on the side of a river: A general view shows a woman walking across the flooded St. Mark's Square, by St. Mark's Basilica (Rear) on November 15, 2019 in Venice, two days after the city suffered its highest tide in 50 years. — Flood-hit Venice was bracing for another exceptional high tide on November 15, as Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city where perilous deluges have caused millions of euros worth of damage.© Filippo Monteforte/Afp Via Getty Images A general view shows a woman walking across the flooded St. Mark's Square, by St. Mark's Basilica (Rear) on November 15, 2019 in Venice, two days after the city suffered its highest tide in 50 years. — Flood-hit Venice was bracing for another exceptional high tide on November 15, as Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city where perilous deluges have caused millions of euros worth of damage.

But flooding in Venice is not merely an inexpensive inconvenience. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, Venice is home to priceless works of art by Italian Renaissance masters like Tintoretto, Giorgioni and Tintian; historic basilicas and a unique way of lagoon-based metropolitan living for some 50,000 residents. According to experts, it’s also a sobering preview of how climate change, accelerated by human behavior (and exacerbated by political corruption) will not just complicate Venetian’s unique and fragile way of life but wash it away entirely.

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Venice has history , architecture and canals. Millions of tourists visit every year. They bring money and employment, but there is a downside too. Venice is a remarkable city and if you're interested in history and architecture, I wouldn't want to stop you visiting.

Flooding in Venice is not merely an inexpensive inconvenience. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, Venice is home to priceless works of art by such Italian Renaissance masters as Tintoretto Venice floods threaten priceless artwork and history — and a unique way of life .

“The disaster that struck Venice is a blow to the heart of our country,” Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said in a statement Wednesday. “It hurts to see the city so damaged, its artistic heritage compromised, its commercial activities on its knees.”

Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton University who has traveled to Venice extensively, warned that if Venice doesn’t complete its already-delayed coastal defense system as sea levels rise, the city will become useless as a place for people to live and to enjoy the cultural value.

“The threat is if Venice becomes uninhabitable by normal humans beings; one of the great things about Venice is that real people live there and go about their daily business,” Oppenheimer told The Post Saturday.

Venice’s population has already been shrinking for years, increasingly driven out by a growing number of high tide days and the increased living costs and congestion brought on by tourists. But climate change has a way of making the city less accessible for everyone as the very attractions both tourists and locals enjoy dissolve, Oppenheimer said.

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Banksy is used to seeing his artwork go under the hammer, but much of one of his most famous pieces is now under water after Venice suffered its worst flooding in more than 50 years. Also covered by water is a Banksy drawing showing a migrant child wearing a life -jacket and holding a neon pink flare

Poet Ezra Pound walks along a flooded pavement. Excessive groundwater pumping in the 20th century, combined with rising sea-levels in the lagoon When ‘very intense’ flooding conditions are reached, a siren will sound to alert people in the city. High-tide lasts an average of two and a half hours.

More than half a dozen popular sites were damaged by the latest flood, including the 11th century St. Mark’s Basilica; the Gritti Palace along Venice’s grand canal, a private residence turned luxury hotel; and the Venetian-Gothic style Doge’s Palace.

Workers assessing the damage the corrosive, salty floodwater had on the ancient marble floors of St. Mark’s Basilica found chipped and missing parts of the marble once the waters receded. There’s also concern about the long-term damage to the pillars supporting the structure — and some of the recent floods damaged marble that was recently replaced after a previous round of intense flooding in 2018.

Mario Piana, who heads the restoration, previously told The Washington Post the church is nearly covered with a mosaic of gold and marble from floor to ceiling, which much of the flooring dating back to 1094.

“I’m worried for the basilica,” Piana said, “The acqua alta does not create immediate, obvious damages. On the outside, you do not immediately see anything. But it is comparable to radiation exposure. In a week, you lose your hair. In a year, you might be dead.”

a cake sitting on top of a table next to a fireplace: Workers clean up after high waters flooded the interior of St. Mark's Basilica, in Venice, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. The high-water mark hit 187 centimeters (74 inches) late Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded. The highest level ever recorded was 194 centimeters (76 inches) during infamous flooding in 1966.© Luca Bruno/AP Workers clean up after high waters flooded the interior of St. Mark's Basilica, in Venice, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. The high-water mark hit 187 centimeters (74 inches) late Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded. The highest level ever recorded was 194 centimeters (76 inches) during infamous flooding in 1966.

Elsewhere in Venice, volunteers carefully leafed through pages of centuries-old sheet music that had been soaked by floodwater; The Italian Society of Authors and Editors said Venice’s book stores and libraries were “gravely damaged,” according to the AP.

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“Venice is used to being constantly surrounded by water, but this is really something else,” Toto Bergamo Rossi, the director of Venetian Heritage, told CNN. “The main issue is saltwater. When salt permeates the materials of these buildings — be them marble, tiling, plaster or wood — it crystallizes and ascends vertically once the weather gets drier, from the ground to the first floor and so on. It’s almost like a cancer for these structures, all the more so when they are so old. The entire wall system can be affected.”

Venice’s long-term prospects were grim, according to Oppenheimer, who wrote about rising sea levels in a recent U.N. report on climate change. Venice faces twin threats of rising sea levels — which affect many coastal cities — and a sinking city. The weight of the city itself is compressing the soil below the archipelago, and the underlying base is losing further volume due to residents draining groundwater for drinking, Oppenheimer explained.

“Imagine you’re in a bathtub and you’re gradually lowering your body into the tub as the water level is rising,” he said. “You get covered pretty fast.”

Venice will see that cycle quickening as time goes on. According to Oppenheimer’s IPCC report, “extreme sea level events” that recurred once every 100 years by 2050 will be expected to recur once every six years. By 2100, that speeds up to once every five months.

“The safest thing to say is through 2050, climate change and sea level rise is more or less baked in: What we’re going to get, we’re going to get and emissions reduction won’t have much of a salutary effect in reducing the amount of sea level rise,” Oppenheimer said.

After 2050, Venice’s prospects will depend on how much humans have done to put a dent in the carbon emissions speeding climate change.

″When you get beyond that, it starts to make a bigger difference if we have a high emissions world or a low emissions world,” he said.

Artwork can be moved; marble floors of churches less so. The historic structures could remain a draw for years to come, but Oppenheimer said without actual residents, Venice could become a beautiful ancient but empty city.

“What we’d be losing is Venice as a real living place.”

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