The pyramids of Giza have been there for over a thousand of years, the Grand Canyon is probably as old as the earth, and the leaning of Tower of Pisa has leaned for hundreds of years. Simply put, if you are twenty years now, you will find the aforementioned when you clock eighty or ninety years to the future. They are not going anywhere soon. However, some attractions will soon disappear forever. You might want to visit them before it is too late.
The Maldives Island is one of the remote regions of the earth. It is a dream destination for anyone in love with deep blue beaches. However, it faces one major problem: Global warming. Ocean levels have been rising annually due to the melting of the polar ice. Islands like the Maldives, Tuvalu and Kiribati are one of the Islands that will greatly be affected by global warming. In fact, they can end up being fully submerged. New information indicates that water levels are rising faster than had been projected. This does not however mean that the Maldives Islands and atolls will be submerged by the end of the year. However, they might just disappear one day. This means that it should be high in your priority list as one of the places to visit.
For generations, the Tsukiji fish market has been the place to be if you want to sample the best of Marine life. This market with more than 1200 stalls where tones of Marine meat are traded daily will close its doors by the end of the year. The market has attracted thousands of tourists who come every morning to witness the Tuna fish auctions. If you halt your plans of travelling to this market before November, there will be no second chance. The market will be moved to another location.
Madagascar has distinct flora and fauna due to isolation from the rest of the world when the original landmass split. One of the cutest distinct species that is only native to this Island is the Lemur. The Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) named them as some of the most endangered species on earth due to the encroachment of their habitat. Their numbers are falling first. This means that if trend is not reversed, the only place you will be seeing the lemur is at a zoo. If you love Nature, you know how boring this is.
The Congo Basin is a classical example of human tragedy, a place that is now synonymous with suffering, disease, and death. Away from this mystery, the Congo Basin is home to the second largest forest basin after the Amazon forest Basin. Every day, the basin is reduced due to illegal logging and human encroachment. According to a United Nation report, the Congo Basin as we know it now disappears by the year 2040. Now is the best time to go there before everything is lost. The safest way of exploring the Congo Basin is from the Gabonese side.
The Dead Sea has the lowest depression on earth at 1312 feet below the sea level and its water at ten times more saline compared to ocean waters. Its water contains therapeutic minerals known to treat some skin diseases. Sadly, the waters of the Dead Sea have been reducing for thirteen inches per year and could disappear in the next fifty years.
The Great Barrier Reef is the most complex ecosystem in the world that took over 500,000 years to develop to what it is today. Unfortunately, pollution, climate changes and the rise in water temperatures threatens its existence. There is a possibility that it will disappear within fifty years.
Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya are two unique mountains: they are snow peaked. This is a rare occurrence for a mountain found in the Tropics. Global warming is first threatening this spectacle.