January 19, 2018

Sights To See Before Global Warming Wipes Them Off The Map

The Earth is full of beautiful and breathtaking attractions which have been around for centuries but sadly, they might be here for much longer if the world continues to heat up at an alarming rate. If you need any evidence to support global warming, just look at the sights that are in jeopardy. It’s a sad and heartbreaking thought that the Great Barrier Reef might not exist in fifty years time. So, before they disappear completely, why not see them in all their glory while taking the utmost care to protect these beautiful sites in all their majesty?


Here are some to tick off the bucket list.





The Dead Sea
You probably know the Dead Sea as the expanse of water that is ten times saltier than an ocean. Also, you’ll have seen the videos where people float thanks to the buoyancy of the H2O. What you might not know is that this beautiful stretch of sea is vulnerable because of mining. Nope, not in the sea itself but the Jordan River, the main water source. Experts believe the Dead Sea is losing 2 billion gallons of water per year, which is an appalling & shocking amount. It is a possibility that sinkholes will soon appear, redirecting the extra water.


Joshua Tree National Park
The Joshua Tree National Park is America’s very own natural attraction in the Mojave Desert, California. The trees got their names thanks to Mormons who thought they shared a resemblance to the prophet. Unfortunately, these trees don’t have any other biblical qualities such as the resurrection. The prognosis is that the lack of rainfall & nutrients in the Mojave is causing the plant life to die and stop reproducing. Yes, even desert plants need water, five inches per year to be exact. In recent times, the droughts have only brought one-inch, which isn’t nearly enough.

 



Niagara Falls
On the border of the US and Canada, the Niagara Falls are a cascading waterfall which descends deep into the ground. Shockingly, the natural power of the water is under threat due to Arctic blasts. Recently, the east coast has experienced chills which have measured -16 °C on the temperature scale and they have actually frozen the falls. As unlikely as it sounds, some meteorologists predict a mini-ice age could hit the country before long. Whether that’s true or not, taking a trip & checking into the Travelodge At The Falls seems like a good idea, doesn't it? Then, you can explore the rest of New York state too. 






Machu Picchu
The ‘Lost City’ is high up in the Peruvian Andes, yet thousands of tourists visit it every single week. Humans aren’t the only reason it’s at risk, though. Changes in climate mean the area is subject to regular landslides and erosion in the supporting rock. If that isn’t scary enough, contractors are trying to get in on the action by building as close to the site as possible. All this could mean that the site found in 1911 might not be around much longer. That's a terrifying thought.

Should you get the opportunity, you won’t want to miss out on these unbelievable sights.

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