The issue of global warming has been around for a long time. Since then, several places in the world have been threatened with disappearance.
Global warming causes sea levels to rise, forest fires and extreme weather phenomena. Indiscriminately, global warming is also hitting the whole world, including tourist attractions.
Reported from Traveler, Friday (20/5/2022) there are 10 world tourist destinations that are threatened with disappearing from the earth due to global warming. Before it’s gone, try visiting these places:
1. Rio de Janeiro
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Photo: Getty Images/Buda Mendes
Rising sea levels will have a major impact on Rio de Janeiro. This coastal city is predicted to disappear by 2100.
Areas that are threatened with loss are Copacabana Beach, Ipemema to Tijuca Forest National Park. In fact, this national park is home to toucan birds and monkeys.
Maldives Photo: Ryan Febrian/d’Traveler
The island nation of Maldives is famous as a honeymoon tourist destination. Sadly. The Maldives only has an average height of 1.3 meters above sea level.
Some people in the community have fled because of rising sea levels to the mainland. Meanwhile, luxury resorts with perfect white sand are in danger of disappearing. The Maldives government is currently working to reduce its carbon footprint in order to slow sea level rise.
3. Cape Flora, South Africa
The southwest corner of South Africa around Cape Town has the highest level of biodiversity in the world. Notable ones are Table Mountain National Park and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.
This national park is now starting to dry, forest fires and has hot temperatures. So it has an impact on the life of flora and birds.
4. Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland
Ice in Greenland began to melt due to rising temperatures on earth. Glacier ecotourism began to decline and lost its identity as part of the Arctic.
All of Greenland’s ice is in danger of being lost. Glacier cracks began to be heard frequently, a sign that the ice continued to melt due to the rising temperature of the earth.
5. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Great Barrier Reef Photo: DW (News)
Bleaching or bleaching of corals on the Great Barrier Reef is not new news. The rising temperature of the earth also affects the warmer sea water.
Now the world’s largest coral reef system is threatened with extinction. Even reefs in Belize to the Bahamas are also threatened with extinction because of the hot water in the sea.