15 Beautiful Places You Had Better Visit Before They Disappear Forever
Apr 24, 2016 16:56
If you're going to travel, you had better put one of these places on the list because they're not going to be here forever. A lot of them are actually more endangered than you think. Check out the list below. Time to book your next trip there!
Located underneath the glacier in Mendenhall Valley, Alaska, it continues to melt every year.
Great Barrier Reef
The beautiful reef of Australia has suffered from rising temperatures and acid pollution, and its famed corals have turned white.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
The dunes and beaches are threatened by invasive algae and mussels, not to mention rising phosphate levels.
The Grand Canyon
Due to increased development projects, and they could lead to the destruction of large parts of the Grand Canyon as well as its main water source, the Colorado River.
The world’s second-largest rainforest in Africa has been disappearing quickly because of illegal mining. 2/3 of it will be gone by 2040.
The island nation in the Indian Ocean is slowly sinking, and could be completely submerged within 100 years.
The Dead Sea
The sea on the border of Jordan and Israel has sunk 80 feet and disappeared by a third in the past 40 years.
It's slowly vanishing because of beach erosion.
Denali National Park and Preserve
6 million acres of Alaskan wilderness sprawl over this national park, including Denali, is being affected by glacier melt and reduced snowfall.
Great Wall of China
Nearly 2/3 of the Great Wall have been destroyed due to over-farming, natural erosion and the selling of bricks with historic engravings.
Glacier National Park
The glacier count has gone from 150 to 25, and it’s at risk of losing all of them in the next 15 years.
Experts say that the beautiful mausoleum in Agra, India could eventually collapse after years of pollution and erosion.
The Florida Everglades
Due to too many new species, too much water and urban development.
Their glaciers are especially prone to sinking. Some experts believe that they could be gone entirely by 2050.
The half-built city is one of Jordan’s biggest tourist attractions, but it’s been receding in the last century because of wind, rain and tourists constantly touching its walls.
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