We may not understand the affects of climate changes like global warming and increasing levels of pollution at large, until the most beautiful places of the world are hit by them in such a way that the result is an irreversible damage.
Here is a list of our beloved spots that we may or may not be able to see before they disappear forever.
Known as the perfect romantic destination in Italy, there may be a time when, as expected by experts, this beautiful European city will be missed. The rising graph of floods has left everyone worried, as this may be the last century that Venice is inhabited. In 1996, St. Mark’s Square was flooded 99 times. Yes, you read it right! Ninety-nine times, due to the gradual and continuous rising levels of the ocean. (Now, who wants to say that global warming isn’t a big issue?)
For a perfect holiday in Venice plan your trip in months from September to March, as they are less prone to floods. Enjoying the beautiful view of Basilica di San Marco, cruising the Grand Canal, and tasting a delicious Italian meal, are some of the things to give you reason enough to put this charming European city on your must-travel list.
This handsome free-standing mountain is the tallest of its kind in the whole world. The stunning icy peak of Mount Kilimanjaro makes it as gorgeous as very few places in the world. The fact that its beautiful snow cap may vanish in less than a few centuries is sure to break hearts of thousand of trekkers who summit the highest mountain in Africa to enjoy its picturesque beauty. Most amazingly, various types of eco-systems can be found on this volcanic mountain, ranging from rain forest to alpine desert.
Lying on the border of Jordan and Israel, the Dead Sea, is the lowest place on Earth. Excessive evaporation due to the hot weather of the place, and an unfulfilling water source, has made this saline body to gradually sink up to one-third of its body over the past many years. Considering that it has already sunk around 80 feet, in about 50 more years it may disappear. Take advantage of the time and go for a fun vacation before its too late.
Glacier National Park, Montana
With less than 25 left of where once were over 150 glaciers, Glacier National Park is expected to have no glaciers left by the year 2030. This alarming situation can not be reversed unless we find a solution for rising temperatures. One of the many beautiful places of the world, this wonderful park has crystal clear lakes, amazing waterfalls, and splendid forests. It is a must visit to enjoy the great variety of flora and fauna found in the Rocky Mountains.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Tourists’ favorite destination in Peru attracts a great number who flock from across the world to visit the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. Considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this spot is a must visit for architecture lovers. Its gorgeous landscapes, mountains, and the historical attachment which this place holds is sure to win your hearts.
Now a three mile cable ride from Machu Picchu to it’s sister city Choquequirao, makes sure that you have a fun-filled experience exploring the awesome historical remains in these cities. If you plan to hike the famous Inca Trail, just make sure to get reservations beforehand.
Maldives, Indian Ocean
Maldives, a country with one of the most scenic beauty on Earth is the lowest lying nation. The island is merely 5 feet above sea level and is said to be under the threat of rising sea levels. Within hundred more years to come, this beautiful place could be entirely under water. The pollution free and relaxing environment of this island is perfect for soul renewal. Well-equipped resorts, tasty sea-food, and a one of a kind experience here will ensure pleasant holidays for everyone.
One of the most beautiful places of the world and a favorite spot for skiers, the Swiss Alps, are at a high risk due to climate changes. It is believed that by the end of 2050, the glaciers of the Alps could melt completely. The Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland, although it has lost around 3 miles in length and over 600 feet in depth, is the largest glacier of the Alps. To enjoy its magnificent beauty, you can take the cable car ride from Fiesch to the top of the Eggishorn.
The Great Barrier Reef
The world’s largest coral reef and the largest marine ecosystem, The Great Barrier Reef covers more than 1 lac sq. miles. One of the best diving locations, this 7000 year old coral reef is filled with splendid water creatures including white sharks. Rising temperatures, liquefied gas plants, and damage to marine life are the factors responsible for decline of coral growth by around 50 percent. A Scuba dive here will be an amazing experience to remember all your life.
So guys, if you are planning to take a holiday trip in the near future, these awe-inspiring places are wonderful choice to be considered. And who knows..if these places actually disappear as expected, you may as well get a great story to tell your future grand-children.
Don’t forget to tell us about your experience if you have been to or are planning to visit any of these places. Enjoy!!