What will you do if your favorite tourist destinations like the beautiful Maldives disappear from the map? No, it’s not that Google Maps has a glitch, but that these places would literally get wiped out.
We’re not scaring you like “The Day After Tomorrow” movie did, but some experts are saying that might just happen soon.
The culprit: global problems that are rapidly endangering the best-known tourist destinations. These problems include global warming, pollution, rising temperatures and sea levels, natural catastrophes, and mass tourism.
For instance, Maldives, which consists of almost 1,200 islands, 80 percent of which are situated to the extreme south of India, just one meter above sea level. Thus, any fluctuation in water rise can threaten the existence of this favorite vacation spot.
You wouldn’t be able to say, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” anymore if you don’t act now. Since this Nevada city is situated right in the middle of the Mojave desert, notorious for its increasingly complicated supply (the artificial Lake Mead is Las Vegas’ only water reserve, supplying most of the demand), and because the desert is drying up because of global warming, the city is in an uncertain position.
The largest tropical forest in the world, dubbed as “the Earth’s lung,” the Amazon, is also in grave danger due to continuous logging and the uncontrolled expansion of agriculture.
Other places in danger of disappearing are Venice, the Great Barrier Reef, the Bahamas, Naples, Taj Mahal, and the Pyramids of Giza, among others.
You don’t want to bid goodbye to these destinations, especially if you are yet to visit them. So, you must act right now.