Climate Change & Impact On Heritage Buildings Mds Univ Conference (1)


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Climate Change & Impact On Heritage Buildings Mds Univ Conference (1)

  1. 1. Pollution, Climate Change Impact on Heritage Sites and Long Term Sustainability Dr. Prashant Mehta Assistant Professor NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, JODHPUR Email:
  2. 2. Jodhpur Heritage
  3. 4. TRANSFORMED WORLD Encroachment Endangers Environment ( E 3 ), Heritage Structures and Monuments N atural and Man-made hazards, such as pollution of atmosphere, hydrosphere (seas), climatic changes due to excessive green house gases emissions, the effects of industrial accidents, civil strife and wars pose a significant threat to our Heritage Structures and Monuments.
  4. 5. Pollution Irreversible Damage
  5. 6. Major Air Pollutants
  6. 7. Taj Mahal: A Dying Wonder <ul><li>THEN </li></ul><ul><li>NOW </li></ul>
  7. 8. Climate Change Features
  8. 9. Impacts of Climate Change
  9. 10. Damage <ul><li>Salt Formation </li></ul><ul><li>Salt Weathering </li></ul>
  10. 11. Pollutants and Materials
  11. 12. Material Impacted by Pollutants
  12. 13. Factors Influencing the Interactions between Pollutants and Materials
  13. 14. Weathering
  14. 15. Fungus
  15. 16. Snapshots
  16. 17. Conclusion “ Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. We are faced now with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late…We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is deaf to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words: Too late.” HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2007/2008
  17. 18. References <ul><li>Guidelines on pollution control in heritage buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Re: Source </li></ul><ul><li>The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, University College London, Emcel Filters Ltd, Horniman Museum and Gardens, The Manchester Museum, Museum of London, Victoria & Albert Museum, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions in association with Museum Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Fighting climate change: human solidarity in a divided world </li></ul><ul><li>HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2007/2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Reading </li></ul><ul><li>The effects of acid deposition on buildings and building materials in the United Kingdom. Building Effects Review Group Report, HMSO, London, 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>Brimblecombe, P (ed), The effects of air pollution on the built environment. Imperial College Press, London, 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Prikryl, R and Viles, HA (eds), Understanding and managing of stone decay . The Karolinum Press, Prague, 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Schaffer, RJ, The weathering of natural building stones. DSIR Building Research Special Report 18, 1932 (Reprinted 1972, 1985) </li></ul><ul><li>Smith, BJ and Warke, PA, Stone decay: Its causes and controls. Donhead Publishing Ltd, Shaftesbury, 2004 </li></ul>