7 Amazing Places That Will Be Gone In the Next 100 Years

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Our planet is not in the best condition, we think we can all agree with that. Air pollution, mountains of trash, global warming and the list goes on and on. And the consequences of this are horrible. Many beautiful places will simply be wiped out of existence.

Nexter.org prepared you a list of such places as well as the reasons for their disappearance.

Mount Kilimanjaro’s ice, Tanzania

Source: Malee Oot

The fact that Mount Kilimanjaro is melting is not new but it is still shocking. 85% of the ice disappeared in the period between 1912 and 2011 and the rest will presumably be gone by 2020.

Former National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Will Gadd, who reached the summit of Kilimanjaro in October 2014 told The Guardian, “We were climbing ice that’s easily 10,000 years old and isn’t going to be there next week. We camped up on top of Kilimanjaro for about five days, and some of the things we climbed on, we came back and they had fallen over.”

 

Seychelles

Source: edenisland

In the next 50-100 years, Seychelles can be gone underwater because of the rising sea level and the death of the coral reefs, which means no protection against erosion, which means that this is pretty much inevitable.

 

The Dead Sea

Source: Dead Sea

In 2012, the Dead Sea’s water level shrank by 4.9 feet. And that’s A LOT. The reason the Dead Sea is quickly dying is quite simple. Israel Chemicals Ltd and Jordan’s Arab Potash Company suck up the sea’s salt and they are not about to stop. So, you’d better visit this place while it still exists.

 

The Maldives

Source: wanderingtrader

About 80% of the 1,200 islands are already 1 meter or less above sea level, which means that sooner or later (mostly sooner) the Maldives will go underwater. And people of these islands aren’t exactly doing themselves any favors with huge piles of trash and fuel consumption.

 

Venice, Italy

Source: Getty Images

By the end of the century, Venice’s land will most definitely go underwater. 100 years ago, the area around St. Mark’s square flooded about 10 times per year. Now, it floods about 100 times per year. Even judging from this statistic, the future of this beautiful place doesn’t look so bright.

 

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Source: Getty Images

Some scientists predict that the Great Barrier Reef to be destroyed by 2030 (!) because of carbon dioxide and global climate change. Australia’s reef is bleaching at a frightening rate, making the Australian government monitor the reef much more closely than ever before.

 

Glacier National Park’s glaciers, Montana

Source: Shutterstock

According to the ecologist Daniel Fagre, the majestic glaciers inside Glacier National Park are quickly turning into “small insignificant lumps of ice on the landscape.”

Many glaciers have already disappeared. Originally there were 150 glaciers and in 1910 most of them still remained. But by 2010, only 25 glaciers covered 25 acres or more!  

Which one surprised you the most?


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7 Amazing Places That Will Be Gone In the Next 100 Years
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Our planet is not in the best condition, we think we can all agree with that. Air pollution, mountains of trash, global warming and the list goes on and on. And the consequences of this are horrible. Many beautiful places will simply be wiped out of existence. Nexter.org prepared you a list of such places as well as the reasons for their disappearance.
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