By: Jermani Jones
Particularly in Venice, the buildings are beginning to outweigh the water causing the floating city to become the sinking city. Recently, the main dilemma has been the extreme flooding caused by cruise ships and increasing sea levels.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is home to thousands of aquatic species. Although, soon enough it will not be the same because of overfishing, climate change, and pollution. Not only is it detrimental to the aquatic life but the coral reefs too. We should take care of the largest coral reef in the world while we still have it.
The Dead Sea, Asia
Known for its enriching minerals, this body of water may not be between Jordan and Israel for much longer. The Dead Sea is sinking at an alarming rate by three feet each year. By 2060, this sea could be a thing of the past.
The Everglades, North America
These wetlands are home to organisms such as alligators, insects, and plant life. Rising levels of flooding and pollution are not helping the habitat. The water quality is neither stable or cleansing. Therefore, this is an inadequate environment for many animals and plants.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa
This landform in Africa is melting due to the results of global warming. It is believed that the ice is decreasing by 1% each year. The highest point in Africa may be disappearing sometime in the future.
Machu Picchu, South America
This commonly visited tourist site might actually be “ruined”. The Incan ruins are still remaining. Yet with about 1.5 million visitors per year, this attraction in Peru may be no more
The main problem in Antarctica is global warming. This is causing the ice to melt making the environment unable to sustain many of its animal species. Also, many glaciers are melting, cracking, and breaking.