9 Places to Travel Before They Disappear Forever

9 Places to Travel Before They Disappear Forever

As the world continues to suffer from detrimental effects of global warming, more and more of our natural wonders are becoming endangered of extinction. When deciding on the perfect destination for your vacation, consider visiting the following nine locations because their days on Earth are numbered.

1. The Maldives

Renowned for being the lowest nation in the world, over 80 percent of the 1,200 islands that make up the picturesque Maldives are less than one meter above sea level. Therefore, it is no surprise that the unique island group is currently endangered by the rising waters of the globe’s oceans. The circumstances have become so dire that the President has announced the federal government will begin purchasing land in other nations for citizens. It is predicted that within one century, the Maldives will cease to exist for human habitation.

The Maldives

2. Great Barrier Reef

Situated off the coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest and inarguably the most breathtaking coral reef in the world. Increased ocean acidification, pollution, cyclones, and hot ocean temperatures are causing massive coral bleaching problems. More than half of the Great Barrier Reef has already disappeared in the last three decades, but the rest of the natural beauty could be lost as soon as 2030.

Great Barrier Reef 1
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