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Visit these places before they get completely disappear from this planet!

Updated : 2019-08-30 18:48:56

Global warming is a major threat to Blue Planet. While you are taking a morning stroll, countless trees are being cut down, glaciers get melted, small islands get submerged by few inches or more, sea faces turbulence and living being is forced to adapt to the changes at the cost of their lives. Besides, major tourist spots are either running out of resources or getting vanished due to its impact. Here is the list of places you should visit before it gets off from the face of the earth.

Maldives: Devastated by the coral bleaching and rising sea level, Maldives’ survival as a sovereign nation is at stake. Having 80 percent of its 1,200 islands at sea level not more than 1m, soon there will be the time when sunbathing on the serene white sand will be an unattainable dream. According to the reports, the island may perish in 100 years.
Maldives: Devastated by the coral bleaching and rising sea level, Maldives’ survival as a sovereign nation is at stake. Having 80 percent of its 1,200 islands at sea level not more than 1m, soon there will be the time when sunbathing on the serene white sand will be an unattainable dream. According to the reports, the island may perish in 100 years.
Venice: Long known as the City of Canals and the City of Water, Venice is struggling for its survival. Almost three-quarters of the historic city was submerged last year following high tides and powerful storms that have killed at least 11 people in the region. Besides floods, the escalated rate of tourism has hampered the city to a large extent. As a result, a large number of Venetians migrate to the nearby lands, falling to meet the inevitable increasing cost of living.
Venice: Long known as the City of Canals and the City of Water, Venice is struggling for its survival. Almost three-quarters of the historic city was submerged last year following high tides and powerful storms that have killed at least 11 people in the region. Besides floods, the escalated rate of tourism has hampered the city to a large extent. As a result, a large number of Venetians migrate to the nearby lands, falling to meet the inevitable increasing cost of living.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia: According to scientists, 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has been devastated by the coral bleaching. Known to attract 1.9 million tourists annually, the impact has severely affected tourism. David Attenborough in his 2016 series Great Barrier Reef has warned, “It is in grave danger.” He also mentioned “The twin perils brought by climate change; an increase in the temperature of the ocean and its acidity threaten its very existence. If they continue to rise at the present rate, the reef will be gone in decades.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia: According to scientists, 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has been devastated by the coral bleaching. Known to attract 1.9 million tourists annually, the impact has severely affected tourism. David Attenborough in his 2016 series Great Barrier Reef has warned, “It is in grave danger.” He also mentioned “The twin perils brought by climate change; an increase in the temperature of the ocean and its acidity threaten its very existence. If they continue to rise at the present rate, the reef will be gone in decades."
Amazon rainforest: Known as the world’s largest tropical rainforest, Amazon covers an astounding 1.4 billion acres of land and shelters a large number of species of flora and fauna. Despite its massive size, the increasing rate of deforestation, wildfire, mining, and activities like burning fossil fuels have might complete disappearance of the rainforest incoming 50 years.
Amazon rainforest: Known as the world’s largest tropical rainforest, Amazon covers an astounding 1.4 billion acres of land and shelters a large number of species of flora and fauna. Despite its massive size, the increasing rate of deforestation, wildfire, mining, and activities like burning fossil fuels have might complete disappearance of the rainforest incoming 50 years.
Machu-Picchu, Peru: Machu-Picchu, also known as ‘the lost country’, has been attracting tourists and explorers all over the globe. It offers serene 15th century Inca ruins from one of the ancient civilizations of the world. However, over the period of time, the site has been damaged by the horde of visitors, who tromp around in boots and climb and jump on the site’s structure.
Machu-Picchu, Peru: Machu-Picchu, also known as ‘the lost country’, has been attracting tourists and explorers all over the globe. It offers serene 15th century Inca ruins from one of the ancient civilizations of the world. However, over the period of time, the site has been damaged by the horde of visitors, who tromp around in boots and climb and jump on the site’s structure.
Taj Mahal, India: Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, visited by a large volume of tourist influx. However, the state of this world heritage mausoleum has declined to a level that the government has been asked to restore the site or it will be demolished by the court. Nearby industries have contributed to global warming by producing toxic greenhouse gases. As a result, it has degraded the quality of the architectural masterpiece. Turning white marble into yellow.
Taj Mahal, India: Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, visited by a large volume of tourist influx. However, the state of this world heritage mausoleum has declined to a level that the government has been asked to restore the site or it will be demolished by the court. Nearby industries have contributed to global warming by producing toxic greenhouse gases. As a result, it has degraded the quality of the architectural masterpiece. Turning white marble into yellow.
Glacier National Park, United States: When introduced, there were about 150 glaciers spread all over the place. Sadly, the number has declined to just 25 glaciers, to date. Looking at the current scenario, scientists have predicted, all the remaining glaciers of the park will get melted by 2030. Affecting the lives of some of the rarest animals like elk, mountain goats, and grizzly bears, inhabiting in the area.
Glacier National Park, United States: When introduced, there were about 150 glaciers spread all over the place. Sadly, the number has declined to just 25 glaciers, to date. Looking at the current scenario, scientists have predicted, all the remaining glaciers of the park will get melted by 2030. Affecting the lives of some of the rarest animals like elk, mountain goats, and grizzly bears, inhabiting in the area.
Komodo Island: The sea around the Komodo and its neighbouring islands provide some of the world’s best diving spots. It harbours spectacular coral reef and range of aquatic life, left untouched from bleaching. However, the growing acidification and rise in temperature might lead to immense loss of its beauty and natural diversity.
Komodo Island: The sea around the Komodo and its neighbouring islands provide some of the world’s best diving spots. It harbours spectacular coral reef and range of aquatic life, left untouched from bleaching. However, the growing acidification and rise in temperature might lead to immense loss of its beauty and natural diversity.
Snows of Kilimanjaro: Kilimanjaro is known for its exotic snow-capped top. However, due to increased global warming and climatic changes, more than 85 percent of the ice cover on Africa’s highest mountain has melted, and it’s only a question of time before the rest melts away too. The latest prediction suggests 2020 as the last time glacier ice will be there.
Snows of Kilimanjaro: Kilimanjaro is known for its exotic snow-capped top. However, due to increased global warming and climatic changes, more than 85 percent of the ice cover on Africa’s highest mountain has melted, and it’s only a question of time before the rest melts away too. The latest prediction suggests 2020 as the last time glacier ice will be there.
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