From islands swallowed by rising water levels to melting glaciers at a skiing hotspot,
we count ten places you should visit before they’re gone forever!
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If you like element of dangers of your island holiday,try visiting the Malduves
a collection of 1,200 tropical islands that are less than a metre above sea level.
The Maldives are super popular with honey visitors
but they might not be for long.
Environmental studies suggest the Maldives are in danger of disappearing under rising water levels.
It’s gotten so bad that the President had to announce a contingency plan.
He said the federal government is purchasing land in other nations
so that citizens will have somewhere to go.
I wonder if they all sleep in their scuba gear.
Y’know, just in case.
NO. 9 – Magdalen Islands
The Magdalen Islands are a beautiful getaway destination in Quebec’s Gulf of St. Lawrence.
They have pristine beaches and amazing sandstone cliffs, but if you want to check them out
you better be quick before they literally erode from memory!
This stunning archipelago needs to learn how to stand up for itself because it
spends most of its times getting mostly perish by heavy winds.
A huge ice wall protects against the worst of it,
but it has been able to event the coast form the rodding up to forty inches a year.
Oh, and if that weren’t bad enough,
the protective ice is melting. Experts believe it will be completely gone within seventy-five years,
which will leave the island vulnerable to some seriously destructive storms.
No.8 Italy’s ‘City of Water’,
Italy’s ‘City of Water’,is one of the most romantic cities in the world. It’s basically a photographer’s
梦幻之地 每年游客们都蜂拥至此品尝当地的葡萄酒 在运河里乘坐游船
wet dream, and every year tourists flock there to sample local wines, paddle across canals
and take photos on its many charming bridges. • Unfortunately water levels in this unique
city have been rising for years and experts believe the place will be uninhabitable by
the year 2100. And that’s assuming flood waters get it first. Many of its buildings
have been structurally compromised because of water immersion.
• However it happens, Venice seems destined to go the way of Atlantis. But before it does
visitors are advised to check out the Grand Canal cruise and the breathtaking mosaics
of the Basilica di San Marco. Of course, tourism will basically make the situation worse so,
所以 你懂得 第七位 阿尔卑斯山脉
yeah, there’s that… 7 – The Alps,
• The Alps are the largest mountain system in Europe and a paradise for skiers and outdoor
不幸的是 它们处于巨大的风险中正如专家所料 冰川将在2050年
enthusiasts. Unfortunately, they’re at huge risk, as experts think the glaciers will completely
melt by 2050. • Because they sit at a relatively low altitude,
the Alps are especially susceptible to climate change. The region has been warming at three
times faster than the global average, causing it to lose three percent of glacial ice every
year. • Aside from ruining thousands of perfectly
good ski trips, this could also affect Europe’s freshwater, as forty percent of it originates
in the Alps. Scientists better get their (ice) skates on if they hope to fix this problem.
第六位 死海 含盐的死海是一个
6 – The Dead Sea, • The salty Dead Sea is a lake that lies
between Israel, Palestinian territory and Jordan. For a long time tourists and pilgrims
have flocked there believing its waters had special healing abilities.
• Unfortunately mineral mining and a diversion of water flow is drying the lake up. As the
natural mineral-rich water has receded, freshwater has taken its place, which are dissolving
the salt deposits and causing dangerous sinkholes to form.
• In the last forty years, the lake has shrunk by a third and sunk eighty feet. Experts
believe it could disappear in less than fifty years, so if you want to float in the incredible
在神奇的有巨大浮力的湖泊中漂浮你最好趁早购票 机不可失 时不再来
naturally buoyant water you should probably buy your ticket, like, now.
5 – Machu Picchu, • Machu Picchu is a mysterious Fifteenth
Century Inca ruin found high up in the Andes Mountains. Millions of travellers from all
across the world are drawn their every year – which is exactly why it’s in danger.
• According to archaeologists, the fragile ruins are in a state of serious disrepair
because disrespectful visitors regularly jump and climb all over the site’s structures.
The area also has a massive erosion problem because tourists like to wander off where
they’re not supposed to. • To remedy this, the Peruvian government
has limited the number of visitors to just 2,500 a day. Come on, guys! I know they’re
我知道它叫遗迹 但这不代表着你得去毁了它 这也是我们无法保留
called ‘ruins’ but that doesn’t mean you have to ruin them! This is why we can’t
have nice things… 4 – The Great Barrier Reef,
• Australia’s breathtaking Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world
– and naturally nothing that big or that beautiful can withstand the destructive touch
of humans. • Coral reefs are fragile ecosystems that
can’t handle pollution or rising temperatures. When coral dies it loses its vibrant colour,
threatening the many species that rely on it to survive.
• Over half of the Great Barrier Reef has vanished in the past thirty years and environmentalists
fear this natural wonder could be completely destroyed if better conservation efforts aren’t
implemented immediately. 3 – Madagascar,
• Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is home to some seriously beautiful
tropical rainforests and an amazingly diverse range of wildlife. But unfortunately huge
portions of it have been destroyed because of – you guessed it! – humans.
• Mankind has chopped down the rainforest for timber, bulldozed it to make crop fields,
burnt trees for fuel and poached several animal species to near extinction. It’s said just
ten percent of the original forest is intact. • If things don’t change soon it’s predicted
that Madagascar’s rainforests and unique species will disappear within thirty-five
years. 2 – Amazon Rainforest,
• Amazon isn’t just an online retailer; it’s also the largest and most diverse tropical
rainforest in the world. Spread over various countries in South America, this amazing rainforest
covers a staggering 1.4 billion acres and is home to a huge number of animal species,
including twenty percent of the world’s bird species.
• You’d think something huge and important would be untouchable, but experts say it could
disappear entirely in just fifty years. Like Madagascar, the Amazon rainforest has been
crippled by excessive deforestation. Over twenty percent of it has been cleared for
farming, mining and logging. • It’s also been negatively affected by
climate change. Every decade the Amazon’s dry season grows longer, which increases the
risk of deadly forest fires. 1 – Antarctica,
• Antarctica may seem like a cold, lifeless continent, but it’s home to many unique
但它却是像北极熊 帝企鹅 海豹那种独一无二的生物的家园
creatures, like polar bears, emperor penguins and leopard seals. This makes it a bucket
这次 它成为许多冒险者旅行列表的首选不幸的是 全球变暖和大量游客的涌入
list entry for many adventurous travellers. • Unfortunately, global warming and a huge
influx of tourists have had a negative and irreversible effect on this icy continent.
It seems Antarctica is on very thin ice. In the last few decades alone, Antarctica has
experienced temperature increases of three degrees Celsius. Because of this, it’s losing
160 billion tonnes of ice every year – and that number looks set to continue rising.
• This reduced sea ice cover has caused a huge drop in Antarctic krill numbers and
several species of native penguins are now critically endangered. It’s very sad.
serveral species of native penguins are now critically endangered. it’s very sad
So guys,what would you do on your dreaming vacation？
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