Some of Europe's oldest and most prominent cities will be erased by the sea. Southeast Asian beaches flooded. U.S. city streets to become swamp marshes.
A new study just published documents 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS) located in the Mediterranean are threatened by sea-level rise. Approximately one third of these WHS are located in Italy (15), followed by Croatia (7), Greece (4), and Tunisia (4).
The sea level has risen 8 inches since 1990. Scientists project that the sea level will rise another 2 to 7 feet by the end of the century. The increase is due to the heat caused by CO2 emissions trapped in our atmosphere, which serves as the catalyst for the melting ice sheets across the globe.
We wanted to share a list of incredible and mind-blowing cities around the world that are about to be underwater. Now is the time to visit as many as you can and take in each cities' history and culture before it's ruined by the sea.
Make sure to take pictures to show your grandchildren, they probably don't believe these places actually existed.
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Durban, South Africa
St. Petersberg, Russia
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Explore the world while it’s available to you.
After all, our time here is limited.
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