Our planet is filled with breathtaking travel destinations that we have the opportunity to visit. However, due to climate change, our kids or grandkids may not be able to do the same. In fact, you also may not be able to visit some of these places if you don’t book a flight to them soon. Here, are the places you need to visit before they gets disappear:
1. BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA
Best known for offering you stunning up-close whale watching, this place is constantly getting harmed due to wildfires and droughts in the region. This causes less whale sightings with each passing year.
2. THE MALDIVES
Due to climate change, the archipelago is actually sinking. Experts note that the Maldives could be completely submerged within a hundred years.
3. AMAZON, BRAZIL
Despite it being the largest rainforest on the planet (it is spread over a 2.1 million square mile area), the Amazon could be destroyed soon due to the expansion of agriculture.
4. GREAT BARRIER REEF, AUSTRALIA
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef and is one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet. However, the structure has been eroding in recent years due to environmental challenges. Scientists believe that it could be destroyed within 100 years.
5. TAJ MAHAL, INDIA
One of the most alluring architectural masterpieces of all time might collapse soon, mostly due to pollution and erosion.
6. THE SEYCHELLES
Unfortunately, scientists believe that the Seychelles will also vanish in the next 50 to 100 years. The reason why these islands are disappearing is due to beach erosion.
7. THE FORESTS IN MADAGASCAR
Due to mass deforestation and frequent fires, the forests in Madagascar are estimated to exist for another 35 years only.
8. VENICE, ITALY
One of the most beautiful cities in the world has been sinking for quite a few years now, and it isn’t showing any signs of stopping.
9. CONGO RAINFOREST, AFRICA
Even the second largest rainforest on the planet is predicted to disappear soon. The United Nations predicts that more than 60% of the rainforest could vanish by 2040, mostly due to illegal mining.
10. THE DEAD SEA
During the last 40 years, the Dead Sea has shrunk by 33%, and it even sunk 80 feet. Many scientists believe that it could completely disappear within the next 50 years, since neighboring countries are using up too much water from the Dead Sea’s only water source, River Jordan.