With climate change, erosion, many destinations around the world are on the brink of being endangered. We have listed a few places around the world that needs to be salvaged. Read ahead and see if any of these places are in your bucket list.
The recession of the Dead Sea has begun causing problems, and multiple canals and pipelines proposals exist to reduce its recession. One of these proposals is the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project, carried out by Jordan, which will provide water to neighbouring countries. However, it's shrinking at an alarming rate as a result of climate change and the slowing of its main water source, the Jordan River.
Owing to threats such as climate change, overfishing, and ship traffic, the Great Barrier Reef is slowly deteriorating. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority considers the greatest threat to the Great Barrier Reef to be climate change, causing ocean warming which increases coral bleaching. As global warming continues, corals will not be able to keep up with increasing ocean temperatures. Coral bleaching events lead to increased disease susceptibility, which causes detrimental ecological effects for reef communities.
The Maldives is a tropical paradise. As a result of rising sea levels, the islands, which is a mere 8 feet above sea level, is slowly sinking into the Indian Ocean. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2007 report predicted the upper limit of the sea level rises will be 59 centimetres by 2100, which means that most of the republic's 200 inhabited islands may need to be abandoned.
Once home to the powerful El Glaoui family, this popular Moroccan tourist destination sits collapsing from erosion in the Atlas Mountains. To preserve this ancient family destination, a project was announced in 2010 to restore and preserve whatever that is left of the place.
By the next century, Venice will face an average flood of 100 times a year and this is the only reason that Venice city is at risk of sinking. Though Venice offers amazing cuisine, intimate gondola rides through the city’s epic canals, the city might be on the verge of sinking in the next century.
Spanning an impressive 2 million miles, the Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest on Earth. Mining and deforestation threaten this natural habitat and all the species that reside there. In September 2019, the Amazon rainforest was burning at a rate not seen in almost a decade. It was decried as a global tragedy.
Due to global temperature change, the North Pole is heating up and it is leaving animals such as the polar bear, who have adapted to the environment to die. The Arctic has warmed at twice the rate of the rest of the globe on average.