Every corner of our planet holds its own unique beauty. But there are some places that stand out thanks to both their natural beauty and also because in some years from now they might not be here anymore. See below of the most beautiful places on Earth, threatened by climate change, as compiled by us and put them in the list of trips you would like to have.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The largest coral reef in the world stretching over 344,400 square kilometers. The environmental changes that are occurring due to climate change threatens to destroy once and for all this ecosystem. Rising sea levels and ocean temperatures and water contamination can wipe out this unique natural ecosystem within the next 100 years.
The Maldives held the record for the lowest country in the world, as the maximum ground level is only 2.3 meters! The cluster of islands that could sink completely below sea level over the next 100 years, if the ocean levels continue to rise. The risk is so great that the government of the country has purchased land in other countries for their citizens threatened with displacement.
The epitome of paradise on earth is the Seychelles. It is a cluster of about 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, home to about 90,000 people and is visited by hundreds of tourists a year, staying in one of the many luxury resorts located there. The islands are threatened by beach erosion, while some experts estimate that the entire archipelago will sink below the water surface in 50 to 100 years.
Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada
With sandy beaches and cliffs of sandstone, the Magdalen Islands are a favorite destination for residents of Canada. The coasts of the islands eroded by about 101.6 cm per year, despite the wall sea ice that protects them. Because of climate change this layer of ice melts faster and faster, and experts believe that within 75 years we will have completely melted, leaving the islands at the mercy of destructive storms occurring in the area.
The tundra of Alaska is one of the most distinctive features of this region. Climate change has led to the melting of glaciers, which harms not only the infrastructure but has dramatically changed the ecosystem of the area. You must visit if you want to see the alternative side of Alaska.
By Nicole P.