Venice Canal (Italy), Amazon forest, Antarctica … are destinations with spectacular views of the world. Due to the effects of climate, these places are at risk of disappearing.
Recently, CNN posted a series of beautiful scenes of famous landmarks. It is worth noting that these are destinations that are threatened by climate change. The majestic Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the 4th longest river in Africa. Victoria Falls consists of 4 small falls, separated by islets and corals. In 2019, the world’s largest waterfall ever only has a rocky shore due to drought in the dry season. According to CNN , the amount of water at Victoria Falls has been the most severe decline last year in a century.
Glacier is one of the symbols of Glacier National Park (USA). In recent years, glaciers are in an alarming state. In 1966, the park had 35 glaciers. In 2015, nine rivers melted and all of the park’s glaciers have shrunk since 1966.
1,000 years, Venice (Italy) has always lived with floods. However, in recent years, the city has always suffered from severe floods. 2019 is the year that Venice experiences the highest tide in 50 years. The tide monitoring center said the “acqua alta”, or high tide, was especially intense when it hit a flood of 1.87 m as flood alarms ranged across the Italian city of canals.
CNN described the Colorado River (USA) as a picturesque scene. The river provides water for more than 40 million people from Denver to Los Angeles (USA). However, the flow of Colorada has decreased by 20% compared to the previous century. The researchers point out that this is the consequence of the global climate change crisis.
Like the North Pole, Antarctica is heating up rapidly like many other places in the world. Researchers think the continent is undergoing alarming changes. According to CNN , the warmest temperature ever in Antarctica was recorded in 2020. An ice the size of the city of Atlanta (USA) has broken from the glacier, meaning that “the home of the herd. penguins “are dwindling.
Maldives is a world famous sea paradise with lavish resorts. It is one of the lowest countries in the world, with an average height of about 1 m above sea level. As sea levels continue to rise, islands like the Maldives are at risk of being submerged in the coming decades.
Over the past 2,000 years, terraced fields have made the famous beauty of the Cordillera region (Philippines). In recent years, these fields have been more susceptible to erosion due to frequent heavy rains in the Philippines and some Southeast Asian countries.
Great Barrier Reef (Australia) – the largest coral reef in the world, is home to more than 1,500 species of fish and 411 species of hard corals. Sea temperatures are warming due to the climate crisis, these coral reefs are bleaching and scientists fear they may never recover. At the beginning of the year, a number of new coral reefs continued to experience the 3rd mass bleaching in only 5 years.
Even the “roof” of the world – Mount Everest will not avoid a climate crisis. The scientists analyzed the warming of the Earth’s temperature, which led to the rapidly expanding vegetation and reaching altitudes of up to 5,500 m on Mount Everest. This significantly accelerates the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas.
The Amazon rainforest is one of the most important ecosystems on Earth. However, deforestation here is increasing rapidly, the area of Amazon forest destroyed in the last decade is estimated at 8.4 million football fields. Last year’s fire also caused the planet’s green lungs to be seriously damaged.