We have bad news for you. There are some truly mind blowing places that won’t be here for much longer. These places are eroding, crumbling, melting, shrinking away. And it looks like there’s not much we can do to stop them. So if you like to travel and want to visit one of the places on this list, you should do it soon. Who knows how much time these incredible places have left. These are 25 amazing places likely to disappear in your lifetime.
The Everglades (USA)
Often called the most endangered park in the country, rising sea levels, urban encroachment, and new species have all contributed to its struggles.
Mosques of Timbuktu (Mali)
Hundreds of years old, this UNESCO world heritage site is made primarily of mud. The problem is, mud doesn’t stand up to climate change very well.
The Dead Sea (Israel/Palestine/Jordan)
Due to mining operations, more than 2 billion gallons of water are being drained from this sea every year. If you want to float on water, you had better get to it soon!
The Great Wall (China)
The world’s largest man made structure might not make it much longer. Erosion due to over farming has led to large parts of the wall being damaged.
Machu Picchu (Peru)
Too many tourists, landslides, and erosion all threaten to destroy this historic site.
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