It is quite unfortunate to note that the best things in the world are disappearing at a rapid pace. It can be said that modernity and human need for expansion are what that has brought us to the brink of this chaos. The rising sea levels, deforestation and acidification are some of the realities of the world we should be aware of. I can say with complete confidence that we are the last generation that is going to see the best in the world but maybe I am wrong. It might sound a bit pessimistic but the best things in the world are going to vanish soon. However, you should not be disheartened by this fact as you have a lot of time in exploring what the world has in store for you. Here are the 10 amazing places to visit before they vanish…
10. Glacier National Park
This park included more than 150 natural glaciers not so long ago. However, the condition of the park these days is worse than ever. It has been reported that only 27 glaciers still remain in the region. These remaining glaciers are also not going to be there till 2030. So it is evident that you do not have a lot of time left to explore this amazing piece of nature. Some efforts are being made to ensure that the ecosystem of the park remains functional but we will need a lot more than that.
Venice is one of the best cities in the world indeed. There is a lot more there than you can possibly imagine. However, the rising sea levels are sinking the city. It has been estimated in 20 years or so, the city might be sunk. The frequency of floods in the region is also on the rise due to which it is clear that there is a lot more that needs to be done in a small time span.
8. Great Barrier Reef
This region is so large that it can be seen from outer space. However, this reef is also vanishing slowly, there will soon come a time when we won’t be able to see it. The rising sea levels, pollution and a number of other factors are the main reasons behind this pattern. It took around 8000 or more years to create this reef but due to the greed of humans, it is all going to disappear really soon. We will find ourselves telling our children stories about these places that were the best that the world had to offer.
7. Saharan Africa
It has been reported that this desert is growing at a rapid speed of 0.5 miles on a monthly basis. With this pace, it is soon going to destroy the greenery around the region. It can also be said that the entire North African area will be consumed by it in a few decades or so. Most people think that there is nothing we can do to stop this happening but as a matter of fact, there is a lot more that we can do here.
This country is indeed one of the lowest beautiful countries in the world. The max ground level for this region is 2.3 meters which are indeed something astonishing as well as dangerous. Now if the sea levels continue to rise at the present pace, we will find ourselves losing this country forever. The country might earn the title of being the first whole nation that was engulfed by the ocean all because of the extensive levels of global warming.
This land is famous for being one of the only places in the world still untouched. The glaciers in the region are so amazing and appealing that we will find ourselves totally engrossed in the enchanting environment. However, the rise in sea levels is the same problem here that is soon going to destroy what this region has to offer. The number of glaciers in the region have been slowly decreasing due to which there is not much left to see. Some researchers are of the view that there is nothing that can be done now to prevent the landscape of this region from being altered. However, we should always keep our hopes high and global warming low in order to prevent this from happening.
This country lies at the centre of a number of storms and changing climatic conditions. If the sea levels rise even 1 meter, more than 50 % of the region will be flooded killing almost 10 to 20 % of the population. It should also be noted that the country lies at the heart of the monsoon belt which is another thing to worry about.
3. Alaskan Tundra
It is a fact that global warming heats the arctic much more intensely in comparison to the rest of the world. If the temperatures continue to rise at the present pace, soon the wonderful Alaskan Tundra will be no more.
2. South Australia
Just like the Sahara, this region is also threatened due to the increase in desertification. The supplies of fresh water are slowly vanishing in the region due to which there is a high probability that the entire ecosystem will be soon destroyed.
1. The Alps
This region is yet another one that is threatened due to global warming. It has been reported that the European Alps are much more susceptible to the effects of global warming primarily because of their lower attitudes. There is a prediction that the glaciers in the region might disappear by the year 2050.
So what can we do to stop all this from happening? Well, the best we can do is stop global warming which is now peaking all over the world, but that is a post for another day.