Travel Spots To Visit Before They Disappear Forever!
The impact of climate change on the planet is becoming ever more present as time goes on and with sea levels predicted to rise between 10 and 100 centimetres in the next 80 years or so, it’s only a matter of time before some of the most beautiful places in the world become submerged under water.
That’s why eurochange have listed the top five destinations to visit while tourists still can.
On the list, they have scoured all corners of the globe to find the places that are most at risk and are a must-see for travellers before they disappear…
Environmental experts are predicting that 80% of the Maldives could be underwater by 2050 and all of it by 2100! That means there isn’t much time to visit one of the most picturesque collection of islands in South Asia that are probably the closest thing to paradise in the World.
Venice – Italy
Not only is the ‘floating city’ sinking on its wooden foundations, but it’s also facing the threat of rising sea levels which experts predict, like the Maldives, will consume the entire place by the year 2100 in the worst-case scenario. The historic Italian city usually brings in around five million tourists per year and is often cited as one of the most romantic holiday destinations on the planet.
Great Barrier Reef – Australia
Marine biologists have warned that if global Co2 emissions continue to pollute the planet at the existing rate, then Australia’s temperature will rise by at least 4°C this century. One of the effects of that would be massive coral bleaching on the barrier will occur from 2044 onwards, ruining its vibrant, natural beauty beyond repair.
The Dead Sea – Jordan/ Israel
Within the next 20-30 years, it is predicted that the fresh groundwater level of the dead sea will become lower than the salt layer level due to rising global temperatures. That means the only fresh water that will reach the sea will be from flash floods, so sooner or later, like many other bodies of water on Earth, it will completely dry up in time. If floating in the dead sea is on your bucket list, it’s advisable to get there sooner rather than later.
Taj Mahal – India
While currently in no immediate danger from climate change, India’s most famous tourist attraction will collapse within five years unless urgent action is taken to shore up its foundations. With no official plans to do so, it could be travellers’ last chance to see the 358-year-old marble mausoleum, which brings in around 4 million visitors each year.