Six tourist attractions that we can lose due to climate change
Climate Change is real, and it can change our earth in more than one way. We are in danger of losing the major tourist attractions due to global warming.
Man has for a long time ignoring nature’s call for help and action regarding deforestation, population and pollution. Now we encounter nature’s fury in the form of torrential rains, floods, pandemics and rise in the global temperatures. Let’s have a look at some of our favourite tourist spots that can disappear due to global warming.
- The Maldives
The Maldives being the world’s lowest-lying country is in danger of drowning because of rising sea levels. A tourist’s paradise, the Maldives can also run out of groundwater by the year 2100. The government is taking a lot of measures to prevent the nation’s ecosystem and plans to make country carbon-neutral.
2 The Alps
The Swiss Alps are also under threat due to the rising temperatures and the fast-melting glaciers. The home to some of the beautiful ice-capped mountains is reporting about 40% less snowfall. Avalanches and landslides are increasing. This can lead to the loss of the beautiful paradise once people loved and cherished.
- The Stonehenge
The world-famous mysterious Stonehenge that draws tourists all over the world is under threat of being destroyed. The site is often subjected to extreme storms and floods in recent years due to climate change. The weather change can damage Stonehenge quite significantly.
- Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty, one of the landmarks of the United States of America, can be lost forever given the frequency of storms in the liberty island. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy did some severe damage to liberty island, and experts are apprehensive regarding the condition of the statue in case of other intense hurricanes in the future.
The land of Canals and Gondolas, Venice is also under threat of sinking in its world-famous canals. Though the Italian government is spending a lot of time and money building dams to avoid it, experts believe, Venice would be underwater in the next 100 years.
- The Amazon rainforest
The largest rain forest in the world can hugely impact the weather condition in the U.S.A. Due to the deforestation of Amazon, it can lead to massive forest fires that can affect flora and fauna of the forest. It would also lead to lesser rainfalls and droughts in the U.S.
So, instead of flocking and visiting these places in a hurry, let’s try to save these for our future generations. Save the planet because there is no plan B as there is no planet B.