Our planet is filled with jaw-dropping travel destinations. Although people gladly visit these places, we all take them for granted. In order to preserve these destinations, we need to start taking better care of our planet. Nobody takes climate change as serious as they should, even though that’s the main reason why you favorite travel destination may vanish.
When you tell someone to imagine a tropical paradise, the image that pops into their head most likely resembles one of the islands of the Seychelles. Despite looking as stunning as ever, this archipelago is facing beach erosion. Experts believe that the Seychelles could be completely submerged in the next 50 to 100 years.
Here’s another famous archipelago that may vanish during the next 100 years if sea levels continue to rise. The risk for this happening is so high that the Maldivian government actually purchased land in other countries for its citizens.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is currently the world’s largest coral reef. However, due to climate change, it may not even exist in a hundred years. In fact, experts have noticed extreme erosion of this structure in recent years.
Forests of Madagascar
Experts predict that the forests of Madagascar could potentially be around for only the next 35 years. This is mostly due to mass deforestation and a multitude of fires.
The Congo rainforest is actually the second-largest rainforest on the planet. It is also one of the world’s most biodiverse areas, with countless plant, bird, and mammal species. However, the rainforest has been decreasing rapidly, mostly due to illegal mining. Experts predict that only a third of the Congo rainforest will still be standing by 2040.
Venice is definitely one of the most famous destinations in the world. It is noted for being quite a romantic city, mostly due to its charming canals. Nevertheless, a lot of people are unaware of the fact that the city has been slowly sinking for a long time now. It could be completely gone within the next 100 years.
The Dead Sea
Despite its name, the Dead Sea is actually the deepest hypersaline lake on the planet. This lake has been slowly sinking for a long time. In fact, it has shrunk in half since 1930, and continues to shirk by a meter every year.
Alaska might change completely during the next few decades. Due to drastic climate change, thawing of the region’s permafrost has started occuring. This can not only damage the region, but it can also significantly alter its current ecosystem.
Taj Mahal is without a doubt one of the greatest architectural masterpieces ever created. However, it’s only a matter of time before it collapses, due to pollution and erosion. Make sure you take a trip to visit it while you still can!
Glacier National Park in Montana
This national park used to be home to more than 150 glaciers once. Now, it doesn’t even contain 25. Experts predict that climate change will cause all glaciers to disappear from this national park by 2030.