Visit These 10 Gorgeous Places Before They Disappear Forever

Whether it’s climate change or other reasons, these are 10 destinations that may not exist for more than a few decades more.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia: Dramatically rising ocean temperatures and greater pollution threatens the largest coral reef in the world. Expiration date: 100 years.
Venice, Italy: This city’s well-known canals could be forever destroyed by the harsh floods each year, leaving this once-booming city forever gone in the future.
The Dead Sea: As neighboring countries draw more water from the River Jordan, it quickens the shrinking of the Dead Sea. Just in the last 40 years, it’s disappeared by a third and sunk 80 feet. Expiration date: 50 years.
Glacier National Park, Montana: The home of glaciers now has less than 20% of the glaciers it used to have. One day that could be zero, and that would be horrible for its ecosystem. Expiration date: 15 years.
Maldives: The deep blue seas and sandy beaches in this set of islands faces rising sea waters. Those could put the entire islands underwater within 100 years.
Seychelles: Another collection of islands in the Indian Ocean, similar to the Maldives, could face extinction in 50 to 100 years. The cause: the rapid death of coral upsetting its delicate ecosystem.
The Alps: Higher temperatures mean 3% of ice in the Alps disappear every year. Expiration date: 40 years.
Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada: Gorgeous sandstone cliffs and sandy beaches welcome visitors to this Canadian paradise. It may not last long. A wall of sea ice protects the islands, but they have been melting rapidly, putting this destination at risk. Expiration date: 75 years.
Alaska: Yet again, climate change may forever delete this natural treasure from the logs of time. Visit the Alaskan tundra while it still exists.
Athabasca Glacier, Alberta, Canada: North America’s most visited glacier, the Athabasca Glacier stretches over 2 square miles. Yet, in the past 125 years, it has shrunk nearly a mile and still loses between 6 to 10 feet a year.

Natural beauty can never be replaced. Once it disappears, it’s forever.

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Source: Time