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Earth has seen the rise and fall of civilizations over time, it has come across different generations, different creatures walk upon its land. Wars have come and gone, people are born and die with every passing minute. Amongst all the only thing that seemed to cheat time was the footprints- cultural heritage left behind by various cultures. Heraclitus once said, “Change is the only constant” cultural heritage too has reached a point where it is not able to withstand the adverse effects of climate change. As time passes, climate change will become as great of a threat where it will start not just affecting but eroding cultural heritage. It’s time for every individual on this planet to realize how important it is to understand the correlation between these two constructs. This essentially is the main aim of this paper. It tries to address the question “Will climate change lead to a loss of cultural heritage?” When the fight against nature is almost always lost, climate change seemingly has become the most serious challenge that humankind faces. Climate change according to the United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change, means a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods. On the other hand, UNESCO includes the following in Cultural Heritage :Monuments: architectural works, works of monumental sculpture and painting, elements or structures of an archaeological nature, inscriptions, cave dwellings and combinations of features, which are of outstanding universal value from the point of view of history, art or science;Groups of buildings: groups of separate or connected buildings which, because of their architecture, their homogeneity or their place in the landscape, are of outstanding universal value from the point of view of history, art or science;Sites: works of man or the combined works of nature and man, and areas including archaeological sites which are of outstanding universal value from the historical, aesthetic, ethnological or anthropological point of view.