We Show What Famous Landmarks Will Look Like If Climate Change Isn’t Stopped (30 Pics)
We have created a photo series showcasing the damaging effects that climate change will have on some of the world’s most loved tourist landmarks.
Statue of Liberty, New York – Now
The sight we all associate with the USA. Visitors to NYC must see the Statue of Liberty.
Statue of Liberty, New York – Future
Rising water levels will engulf cities around the world, leaving the 93m Statue of Liberty barely visible above the water.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia – Now
The beautiful Great Barrier Reef is a magical array of life and color, which water babies visiting Australia love to explore.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia – Future
Warmer temperatures, ocean pollution, and coral bleaching will kill off all of the vibrant marine life that light up the Barrier Reef.
Amazon Rainforest, Brazil – Now
One of the most iconic places in the world, people flock to Brazil to marvel at the beauty of the Amazon Rainforest.
Amazon Rainforest, Brazil – Future
Deforestation is already a huge threat to this natural landscape, and will eventually leave the area bare – killing off all of the wildlife that lives there.
Antarctica – Now
Somewhat mystical Antarctica is known as a beautiful white landscape we all dream of exploring.
Antarctica – Future
Rising temperatures will cause the ice to melt, leaving a bare landscape underneath. Rising sea levels could erase the country, leaving the animals who roam here with no way of survival.
Parthenon, Greece – Now
One of the most iconic places in the world, the Parthenon still stands after thousands of years.
Parthenon, Greece – Future
Carbon emissions, frequent tourism, and acid rain will cause this ancient structure to crumble.
Venice, Italy – Now
One of the most romantic places in all of Italy, couples swoon over Venice’s charm.
Venice, Italy – Future
The city is at high risk from frequent tourism, which is already causing damage, and as sea levels will continue to rise, the canal city could end up entirely underwater.
Three Sisters, Australia – Now
Three Sisters is one of Australia’s top tourist attractions, boasting beautiful natural rock formation and incredible views.
Three Sisters, Australia – Future
Rising temperatures and bush fires will ravage the landscape, leaving burnt landscapes and erasing all greenery.
Pastoruri Glacier, Peru – Now
One of the most famous glaciers in the world, tourists to Peru marvel at the beauty of the ice structure.
Pastoruri Glacier, Peru – Future
Our glaciers are already melting, and in the future, they are set to be nothing but rock.
Stonehenge, UK – Now
One of the most mysterious landmarks in the world, Stonehenge is top of many travelers’ bucket lists.
Stonehenge, UK – Future
The amazing landmark may be destroyed by moles causing soil erosion to the ground below. The mole population will increase due to rising temperatures.
Mumbai, India – Now
One of India’s most popular cities to visit, the culturally-rich Mumbai is full of interesting landmarks to explore.
Mumbai, India – Future
Overpopulation in Mumbai will lead to overcrowding, and poor living conditions as all free space will become utilized for poor quality housing.
Victoria Falls, Zambia – Now
One of the most spectacular sights in the world, Victoria Falls is a site to behold.
Victoria Falls, Zambia – Future
2019 gave us a scary glimpse into the future of Victoria Falls, and as temperatures continue to rise, droughts could cause the Falls to dry up forever.
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