Spread over 1,583 sq. miles in the Rocky Mountains, the Glacier National Park has lost over 15 percent of its ice mass. Scientists fear that the active glaciers in the park may disappear by 2030.
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The Great Barrier Reef stretching over 1,400 miles, off the northeast coast of Australia is threatened by rising ocean temperatures resulting in coral bleaching which affects the whole ecosystem.
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Ice cap of Mount Kilimanjaro has been continuously melting with 85 percent already gone. The glaciers on the mountain date back at least 10,000 years, and it will vanish within the next 15 years.
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Due to the changing climate in the Eastern Mediterranean, water level of the Dead Sea has dropped at the rate of approximately 1 meter per year. The saltiest sea on earth is going to dry out completely by 2050.
Deemed as the lungs of the planet, the world’s largest tropical rainforest is near its tipping point due to deforestation, wildfires and droughts.
Spread over 4,000 sq. miles of wetlands in the Bay of Bengal, Sundarbans Mangroves is home to rare wildlife. Now, changing climate is causing irreparable damage as 75 percent of forest is estimated to vanish by the end of this century.
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The low-lying country having year-round temperatures ranging from 81-84 degrees Fahrenheit is threatened by climate change. It sits at an average of only 1.3 meters above sea level and could soon be swallowed by rising sea waters.
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The world’s second-largest rainforest is predicted to absorb 14 percent less carbon dioxide by 2030 than it did 10 to 15 years ago. Due to inaction, it is all set lose two-thirds of the forest by 2040.
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Climatic changes have impacted the majestic cliffs, eroding 10 times faster in recent times than they did over the previous 7,000 years. Each year around 8-12 inches are calved away from the soft-cliff coastline due to constant storms.
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These towering falls taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide are threatened by increasing droughts and shifting rainfall patterns. They could completely perish to climate change in the coming decades.
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It’s the first protected areas in Africa safe-guarding third of the world’s mountain gorillas. Shifting rainfall patterns & rising temperatures are affecting flora & fauna species in the region which could lead to grim consequences.
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The region has vivid ecosystems and flora and fauna species, which are under severe threat from climate change. Rising temperatures have instigated various forest fires in the region, wiping out the wilderness.
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This reserve offers a sanctuary to the butterflies when they return each year to overwinter in the fir forests after a 3,000-mile journey to Canada and the US. Sadly, impacts of climate change on Mexico are endangering this migrating subspecies.