Climate scientists all agree: global warming is in motion, and we aren’t doing enough to stop it. Changes in weather patterns are already noticeable in many parts of the world and, unfortunately, these shifts, even small ones, are enough to disrupt many legendary locations that we have taken for granted. From famous cities to natural wonders, no place is truly safe. These iconic spots are especially in danger…
1. Cancun, Mexico
Cancun is a wildly popular vacation destination for beach lovers all over the world. But more frequent and devastating hurricanes threaten the resort city. Hurricanes such as Hurricane Wilma in 2005 destroyed miles and miles of coastline, leading to million dollar projects to restore the sand. Beach towns all over the world are also in danger from rising ocean levels that threaten both homes and businesses.
2. The Swiss Alps
The Alps are a popular destination for anyone who enjoys winter sports, or simply nature lovers who come to admire its snowy beauty. Sadly, increasing temperatures are melting the glaciers here at an alarming rate. Changing weather patterns will disrupt the snow and rain fall. This will all cause destructive events such as landslides and avalanches. Native plants will also begin to go extinct. Plan your ski vacation while you still can.
3. The Philippines
The Philippines have been devastated by several deadly typhoons in the past decade, most likely due to climate change. Island nations such as this are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters brought on by the warming climate. The Philippines are a relatively cheap vacation destination for those looking for a beautiful, tropical beach getaway, but perhaps not for much longer.