The world is home to some truly incredible sights, but global warming and climate change mean many of these are at risk of destruction and disappearance. Here are 3 must-sees.
The world is full of natural wonders, just waiting to be discovered by eager travellers with a sense of adventure. Unfortunately, global warming and erosion mean not all of these stunning destinations will be intact forever, which is why you need to visit them sooner rather than later.
Check out 3 of the world's must-see destinations before it's too late.
The Dead Sea
Nestled between Jordan, Palestine and Israel, the Dead Sea has long been loved by intrepid travellers. It's believed to be the lowest point on earth, and its incredible volume of salt means humans float on top of the water, rather than sinking into it. People travel from far and wide to experience this natural wonder and soak up some of its therapeutic minerals, however the Dead Sea has shrunk by a third of its size in the last 40 years and is sinking at a rate of 13 inches per year.
Situated in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is Earth's lowest country with an average elevation of just five feet above sea level. Sadly, the Maldives are effectively sinking, as sea levels continue to rise due to climate change. The stunning coral islands and reefs could become completely submerged, leaving this surfing and diving paradise to be nothing but a glimmer in history. Fly into Male Airport before you miss your chance to experience one of our planet's most beautiful areas.
Great Barrier Reef
Tropical North Queensland's very own wonder of the world is in danger of disappearing in the next few decades due to a rise in ocean temperatures and water acidity. This could leave the majority of the huge coral ecosystem bleached and lifeless. However, despite losing half of its coral over the past 27 years, the Australian and Queensland governments say the natural values of the reef are still largely intact.