#Sustainabilitytoday: Travel destinations Affected by Climate Change

It is no news that climate change is having serious adverse effect on our planet and distorting the beautiful order of nature. These are some of the places critically affected and are experiencing changes because of climate change. The effects of global warming have put many of the world’s prime travel destinations at risk of suffering serious consequences, with some facing the prospect of vanishing entirely.

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is located off the northeast coast of Australia spanning over 1,400 miles. It is the largest coral reef system in the world. millions of snorkelers and scuba divers are drawn to the reef each year. But rising ocean temperatures have caused coral bleaching in vast portions—a condition in which the coral turns white and is prone to mass die-offs.

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park spread over a million acres in Montana on the U.S.-Canada border. But as global temperatures rise, this pristine ecosystem, home to hundreds of species of animals and thousands of plants, is rapidly losing one of its main attractions: the very glaciers that give it its name.  The entire ecosystems will be altered as the glacier melts, and scientists predict there will be little ice left after a couple more decades—and none at all by the end of the century.

The Maldives

Located in the Indian Oceans, The Maldives is made up of a series of atolls—ring-shaped islands formed from coral—and with year-round temperatures that range from 81–84 degrees Fahrenheit. The Maldives is also the lowest-lying country in the world (sitting an average of only 1.3 meters above sea level. Temperature changes and climbing tides, however, are displacing locals.

However, we can collectively take climate actions that can curb these adverse changes currently encountered by our environment. Decide to act right and save the Earth.

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