We hear so much about global warming that changes Earth’s climate and landscape that we have almost grown immune to the news about it, without thinking about the importance of these changes.
We imagined what some famous and endangered places would be like in the near future. Check it out for yourself.
Places That Will Disappear In The Future
Easter Island, Chile
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa and is covered in snow. However, in the last 100 years, snow started to melt rapidly and precipitation cannot compensate for this process.
Scientists predict that the snow will disappear in 2033, and the volcano will completely lose its current appearance.
Culebra Island, Puerto Rico
The US Navy used to have training bombings on this island, which greatly affected plants and animals there.
In 1975, the bombings ceased, but mass tourism did even more damage to unstable ecology. The entire ecosystem of the island is now in danger.
All of Madagascar’s forests are supposed to be cut down by 2025 if they are not rescued.
There are animal species on the island that have not yet been studied and there is a possibility that they will become extinct before this happens.
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall is visited by millions of tourists each year, and many of them take a stone or two as a souvenir.
Other factors include acts of vandalism, names of stones sold on the market, farmers stealing fence stones, and sandstorm erosion. 22% of the wall is gone, that is, about 2,000 km.
Bagan is home to over 2,000 Buddhist shrines and pagodas built in the 11th and 12th centuries.
They were actively restored from 1995 to 2008, but tourists have reached thousands.
Many climb the pagodas to get a good view, resulting in the deterioration of these old buildings.
Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, ruled by snow and polar bears. The government plans to modernize the gemstone industry here.
This will lead to the construction of mines, resulting in a change in the ecological situation.
Nicaragua is the only place in the world where freshwater sharks live. In July 2014, the government approved the construction of the Nicaragua Canal, which connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Hundreds of villages will be evacuated and transferred. These plans are almost certain to remove Nicaragua from more than 0.5 million hectares of rainforests and swamps.
Seychelles’ beaches are gradually drowning. Climate change and rising sea levels lead to coral extinction, sandstone erosion, and washing away from the islands.
Scientists think it is only a matter of time before Seychelles are completely underwater.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Global warming is a serious threat to the Great Barrier Reef: if the temperature rises to 1 ° C above normal, the algae will begin to die and the corals will suffer from strong sunlight, taking other inhabitants with them.
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