As time goes by, the universe changes in a way we have never seen before, storm surging at high levels, record-breaking temperatures, and hottest records over the years. Hurricanes virtually whipping out entire cities and sea level rising abrupt catastrophic events happening due to climate change are lay waste across the globe.
Nowadays, the world climate chart is unpredictable and so very hard to know what will happen next. As global temperature drastically rises, the enter universe is at risk of losing many tourist destinations. From the entire island to the historic building, some of the famous charisma could be adrift forever. Additionally, due to the change in climate, some of these hotspots don’t have time. Some are already on the verge of being eliminated permanently.
Let’s now look at some of these tourist hotspots shattered with the aid of climate change:
Venice, Italy: Climate Change
For years now, the city of Venice has been receiving endless tourists, and it is currently sick, thanks to compulsion, congestion, and environmental degradation it is causing. However, the climate crisis is posing an even more significant risk to Venice. Climate is, therefore, creating a genuine concern, and due to the climate hits the city has received, the city shortly might not be there to see.
In October 2018, it was evident that the city of Venice will soon be history after the worst floods hit the city. According to the analysis, over 70% of the town was underwater. Since 1897, sea levels have been rising drastically, and from the hit in 2018, in due time, the city will inevitably be covered with water. On a sad note is the fact that the known Venice building has slowly been sinking over the years.
Considering the rise in water levels and shift 9of glacier movement in the ocean, small islands are at high risk of vanishing. However, out of all small islands globally, the republic of the Maldives located in the Indian ocean is at high risk. The island is made up of 1,192 islands. According to the world record, Maldives is 1.3 meters above sea level. For years now, the Republic of Maldives has been hit by floods at high magnitude.
Additionally, as time goes, it is clear that in 10 years, some of the islands will no longer be there. Raising in temperature has caused a high ice melting rate, thereby leading to a rise in ocean levels. And from where we stand, the Maldives is just about to become part of the ocean.
Key West, Florida: Climate Change
Similar to Maldives island, Florida Key West is experiencing problems with raised levels of the sea levels. Due to global warming, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico have worsened, thereby increasing the feasibility of Key West. More than once, the Key West airport has been flooded. Over the years, the city has invested billions of dollars in elevating the city, but nature has taken it to cause.
The more they elevate, the worse the climate becomes, and so, Key West is on the verge of dissipating. According to analysis, Big Pine Key, the second mammoth island, is expected to engulf a few decades.
Key West isn’t the only city in Florida at a high risk of vanishing from tourists’ eyes; Miami is another city facing this problem. However, most individuals have tried protecting their homes by elevating seawalls a few meters. Lamentably, it is predicted that by the end of this century, with the drastic rise of the Atlantic waters, part of the city will be submerged.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, popularly known as Saigon, is located in the Saigon River. It is also widely known for its exciting activity; Bến Thành Market and French colonial lodestar. However, this tourist hotspot is in danger due to global warming. According to analysis, just an increase of 1.5 degrees could cause the entire city to vanish underwater. If this temperature increases, the sea level will rise 10 meters above the average sea level. Which means all landmarks and historic lodestars will be flooded. Additionally, over 10 percent of the population in these cities will be affected.
In conclusion, if the global temperatures continue to increase and worsen, the entire world is at risk of losing tourist hotspots and losing part of its population inhabitants. To prevent this from happening, we need to take care of the environment first and leave the rest to nature to set it coarse.