Sadly, not everything is eternal, and there are some beautiful places that might soon be gone or changed forever. Environmental changes, economic development are altering the landscape of our home planet. We might be one of the last generations that could see some of the world’s most admired places. Here’s a list of top 10 places to visit before you die.

10. The Maldives

Maldives

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The lowest nation on Earth is just 8 feet above the sea level. Global warming and melting ice caps could make it submerged.

9. Olympia

Olympia

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 The home of the first Olympic games in Greece is threatened by increases in wildfires caused by hotter summers.

8. Congo Basin

Congo Basin

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1.4 million square miles of untouched tropical rainforest in Africa, Congo Basin, is becoming an endangered area thanks to mining, logging, farming poaching and guerrilla warfare.

7. Madagascar

Madagascar

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 The world’s 4th largest island at the coast of Africa might not have a bright future because of the excessive hunting of animals and deforestation.

6. Venice

Venice

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This Italian city has long been sinking , but rising sea levels and increased flooding are making the problem worse.

5. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

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A corroding facade and rotting wooden foundations ae undermining this mausoleum. Some claim it could collapse within just few years.

4. The Poles

The Poles

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Arctic ice has decresed by 3% per decade since the 1970s.  Some studies show that it is possible that no ice will form in Antartica not so far in the future.

3. The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea

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The Dead Sea in the Jordan Rift Valley, Israel,  is a salty and therapeutic natural wonder has shrunk by a third in the last four decades.

2. Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

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 The Amazon rainforest is home to one fifth of the world’s plant and animal species. It has shrunk by almost 400.000 square miles over the past 30 years.

1. The Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef in Australia  is 1500 miles long and can be seen from space. It is fast being bleached by increased water temperatures and pollution.

 

These are the top 10 places to visit before you die. Maybe some of them can be saved, maybe our children will see them as we see them now. If we care for our surroundings, the Earth might still keep its treasures untouched.

  • Tesseract

    You lost me at all the spelling mistakes, including the one in your title. Seriously – proof reading is not difficult. This is unacceptable content.