Travelling has always been the escapade for people from the mundanes and anxieties of their daily lives. But, what if one fine day you come to discover that the favorite tourist destination which you have been planning to visit for all this long has suddenly drowned because of a steady rise in sea levels? Well, that’s what we are about to discuss now.
With the ice caps melting fast and sea levels rising steadily, it has become pretty much clear and unambiguous for us to understand that the intensity of climate change has also increased. Considering the same, global warming and climate change have taken a toll on the existence of many of the major tourist destinations all across the world. Following here, we have jotted down a list of some of the incredible travel destinations that are on the verge of losing their existence due to global warming.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is undeniably known to be the biggest structure in the world ever made by living organisms, which can be even spotted from the outer space. However, survival of the reefs is at serious threat now because of mass coral bleaching and rising ocean temperatures. Considering the consecutive bleaching incidents that took place in 2016 and 2017, the coral mortality rate has increased at an extent of 50 percent, which signifies that around half of the living corals have died due to bleaching.
Needless to say that Venice is cherished as the floating paradise by people all across the world. However, the locals have reported of expecting severe floods in Piazza San Marco and various other low-lying parts of the city. With the rise in ocean levels, the city will lead towards suffering from serious inundations. This is the reason, which has led activists to build advanced floodgates and other innovative tools for combating the impending swells.
Maldives is formed by a series coral-made, ring-shaped islands with the average temperature range in between 81-84 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus, it is certainly considered to be the perfect beach destination for many of the exotic travel lovers. However, Maldives is the lowest-lying nation of the world while sitting at an average of just 1.3m above the sea levels. Thus, the risks are quite high as the whole nation might get completely submerged by the rise in sea levels due to global warming and climate change.
Apart from the aforesaid, some of the other popular and biggest attractions of the world that are on the verge of getting completely drowned by the rising sea levels are the Glacier National Park in Montana, the Dead Sea, the Amazon, Yamal Peninsula in Russia, Mumbai in India, the Alps and many more. Thus, to all the ardent globetrotters out there, these places should be the priority considerations while listing the most favorite hotspots to visit.