Changing climate, rising sea level, exceeding seasons’ time, desertification, torrential monsoons, and melting glaciers are rapidly altering the landscapes of our mother earth. These changes are trying to tell us something that will be going to be the most unexpected and dangerous for the humankind as well as animals.
Let us see some of these places which are going to disappear soon:
Cerro Rico, Bolivia
The place is located near the city of Potosí, Cerro Rico (Rich Hill) was once a great source of silver for the Spanish empire. However, the mountain becomes porous and unstable because of the uncontrolled mining from nearly 500 years. In 2011, its famed peak was reported to be dangerous to step on, and the peak has a greater risk of collapsing.
Athabasca Glacier, Canada
It is one of the most visited glaciers in North America, the Athabasca in Jasper National Park is a part of the Columbia Icefield and shelters an area of 2.3 square miles. The glacier has been melting for 125 years, and with its southern edge receding by near miles.
Abu Mena, Egypt
One of the historic places in Egypt is in danger of skinning due to the rise water table. The town is known for its monastery complex, and as s renowned Christian pilgrimage site, the ruins were added to UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger in 2001. Due to the World Bank-funded agriculture programme in the region, the alarming rise in the water table has caused.
The Alps are more vulnerable to climate modification than the Rocky Mountains because the earlier sits at a lower altitude. The Alps have agonized a rise in temperature by just under 35.6 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 120 years, and this is considered to be twice the global average. Nearly three percent of Alpine glacial ice is lost per year and researchers are antedating a further rise in temperature by 35.6 degrees Fahrenheit (two degrees Celsius) in the next 40 years.
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