The world is filled with so many spectacular wonders and natural phenomenons, it’s hard to know where to even begin. And if you’re like us, you have a bucket list that is only getting longer, thanks to the dear old internet! But as the world changes, there are some endangered places we need to start prioritizing, because they might not be around much longer (or at least not as we know them).
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania, is an achievement many hope to achieve in their lifetime. Unfortunately, it may not be as good of an option for too long. The ice is melting at an alarming rate, between 1912 and 2007 the ice has shrank by a massive 85%.
The Taj Mahal, India
One of the most famous and recognizable buildings in the world. You might be thinking, where could this possibly be going? But pollution and tourism traffic is causing some problems. The white marble is turning yellow, while experts are stating that the grand structure could be eroding and there are growing fears the Taj Mahal could completely collapse.
The Maldives, Asia
A luxury destination for many, The Maldives is a tropical paradise surrounded by turquoise waters and stunning beaches. However, climate change is taking its toll. The island is slowly sinking, and scientists have predicted it will be underwater within the next 100 years!
The Great Wall, China
A glorious structure that can even be viewed from space, say it isn’t so! Unfortunately, excessive farming has caused nearly 70% of the wall to be either damaged or completely destroyed. As a result, in as little as 20 years, the wall could be reduced to rubble.
Guys, the ice caps are melting! Climate change strikes again, and the antarctic is suffering the most. The ice is melting, and the water is rising. This means that these little fellas will need a home. Along with the effect on the animals, it will put surrounding cities at risk for floods and evacuations.
Have you been to any of the locations we talked about? Let us know!