There are many breathtaking places in this world that are getting adversely affected by the climate change and constant human interference, to the extent that these are on the verge of disappearing from the face of the Earth. So if you love traveling and have a keen interest in exploring the world , then you might as well want to explore these places sooner than later. This is called ‘Dooms Tourism’ or Last chance tourism, this is a recent trend where people explore these wonderlands that will eventually cease to exist. HERE ARE 7 ENDANGERED PLACES:
1. THE MALDIVES
The Maldives, a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean has always been a popular tourist spot. Its natural beauty, wide blue Ocean, white beaches and clean fresh air attracts tourist from all over the world. Maldives is famous for its water-sports, and is one of the best recreational diving destinations of the world. But this paradise will soon vanish, as our earth is undergoing a rapid climate change, and the sea level is rising extensively. It is expected that this paradise would entirely submerge in water in about 100 years. Therefore, it is on top of our list of most endangered places.
2. THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Home to several species of marine animals, the largest coral reef in the world is now an endangered place. Rise in carbon dioxide and increase in temperature are the major factors in destroying this exquisite place. It has been estimated that if these condition persist then the Great Barrier Reef would get irreversibly damaged by 2030.
3. THE DEAD SEA
The Dead Sea is popular for sunbathing, floating on the salty water and black mud body scrubbing. Located at the lowest point on the earth, it is disappearing at an alarming rate. It is shrinking in size under the heat of the sun and also due to intensive withdrawal of water from the Jordan and Yarmouk Rivers which flows on to the Dead sea. Its water level is dropping at the rate of more than 1 meter per year.
4. THE ALPS
Its beautiful scenery makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations.Experts say that the Alp glaciers are quickly disappearing. If it continues to melt at this pace then these glaciers would vanish off the face of the earth by 2050.
5. AMAZON RAINFOREST
Earth’s largest Rainforest, source of more than 20% of world’s oxygen, home to about 10 million species of animals, birds and insects is on the verge of extinction due to deforestation, soil erosion and drastic climate change. If these conditions continues to persist, then it has been estimated that this wonderland would disappear in its entirety within 50 years.
6. MOUNT KILIMANJARO
Known for its beautiful glaciers, this site is also getting drastically affected by the increase in temperature. Research says that these glaciers estimated to be 10,000 years old could disappear by 2030. This makes it one of the most endangered places in the world.
7. TAJ MAHAL
This magnificent beauty that is on the top of the list of the places to be visited by the tourist from all over the world, is threatened by the air and water pollution. Campaigners believe that Taj Mahal could collapse soon if required reforms are not implemented. The wooden foundation that supports the magnificent structure is disintegrating and rotting due to the lack of water. One of the Seven Wonders of the World stands tall by the side of river Yamuna which is now drying at a frightening rate. If the river ceases to exist then the Taj Mahal would collapse soon after.
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