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Updated on April 11, 2017

The climate has drastically changed over the years, the established weather patterns are no longer the patterns we used to know. How could it be possible?

With unbridled consumerism stimulated by modern methods of advertisements, self-interested businessmen who put “profit” over preserving the “environment”, leaders who blindly allow businesses that apparently posed a threat to Mother Nature, further aggravates the dwindling resources and degradation of the environment. Environmentalists, businessmen, policymakers, leaders of different nations and including leaders of non-government organizations, tackled this issue even a long time ago. Policies were laid like cards on the table, but the environmental status of the world had gone worse than before.

Global warming is expected to increase the Earth's temperature by 3C (5.4F) in the next 100 years, resulting in multiple adverse effects on the environment and human society, including widespread species loss, ecosystem damage, flooding of populated human settlements, and increased natural disasters. (http://www.worldrevolution.org/projects/globalissuesoverview/overview2/HumanRightsNew.htm) Scientists say this year’s record declines in Arctic sea ice extent and volume are powerful evidence that the giant cap of ice at the top of the planet is on a trajectory to largely disappear in summer within a decade or two, with profound global consequences. (http://e360.yale.edu/features/tipping_point_arctic_heads_to_ice_free_summers) Aside from the Antartic’s ice shelf disappearance; there are other places that are said to vanish in a few years. If you are into travelling, why not visit these places before it will totally disappear on the earth’s surface?

Maldives at night
Maldives at night | Source
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Machu Pichu, Peru
Machu Pichu, Peru | Source

Places That Are Waiting for You to Explore Before It Will Vanish

© Maldives

  • Maldives, an archipelago paradise located in Indian Ocean, is known for its spectacular scenery and beaches with turquoise crystal clear water. The Maldives are made up of 26 coral atolls in a chain reaching down to cross the equator. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/maldives/articles/maldives-travel-guide/) The profusion of the life underwater is just the thing to those who would want to go on diving. One of the activities that a tourist should not miss is to go on scuba diving or snorkelling.

    Maldives should be included on the bucket list of wanderlusts, and beach bums before it will totally vanish. As the lowest-lying country on Earth – with an average elevation of around five feet above sea level – this beautiful island nation could be completely engulfed by water within the next 100 years if sea levels continue to rise. (http://time.com/42294/amazing-places-visit-vanish/)

© Venice, Italy

The historic city used to hold naval and monetary supremacy in the olden times. Venice, a long time ago was a center of art and music. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venice) It is also the home of the multitalented Antonio Vivaldi, who had a remarkable role in the field of opera.

At present, Venice in 2016, was heralded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The canals and gondolas, the awe-inspiring architecture and the artworks are timeless.

Earlier studies suggest it was submerging at just 0.04mm per year. The patches of land in Venice's 117 island lagoon are also sinking.
(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2120610/Venice-sinking-FIVE-times-faster-previously-thought.html#ixzz4dxT5uV4g) Frequent flooding caused Venice to go under the surface more rapidly.

If this goes unresolved, the romantic city of Venice in the future will likely be called, the floating city in the future.

© Alaska

Over the past 60 years, the average temperature across Alaska has increased by approximately 3°F.[3] This increase is more than twice the warming seen in the rest of the United States. (https://www.epa.gov/climate-impacts/climate-impacts-alaska)

Thawing of the slabs of ice can cause the soil to sink. If this will persist, Alaska’s heart stopping and scenic frozen plains may not be seen and enjoyed by the future generations.

© The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a one of a kind marvel of nature. No living thing can stay alive in the saltiest sea in the world. Dead Sea attracted health researchers because of the mineral content of the water.

In recent years, human activity has siphoned still more precious water from the Dead Sea by diverting the Jordan River for agricultural use, thus shrinking the sea's boundaries and making the remaining water even saltier.( http://www.livescience.com/56047-why-is-dead-sea-so-salty.html) A conference was held a few years back to give a remedy of the Dead Sea’s declining water level. The success of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance will save Dead Sea from vanishing.

© Machu Pichu, Peru

In 1983, Machu Pichu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site is a window of Peru’s past, with incredibly crafted structures built by the Incas. Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu) It was the seat of the Inca civilization and their legacy.

Aside from natural disasters, the lack of concern in preserving the important gift by the Incas will lead to its destruction.

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Human activities are one of the major causes of global warming. The harmful effects of global warming are slowly felt by some parts of the world and even costs lives of thousands of people. As of this time, there is no planet B. The slightest we can make is to take part in shielding the earth before we entirely lost our home planet.

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