Climate Change is Set to Destroy Some of Our Favorite Sites

Isla de Pascua, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Isla de Pascua, Región de Valparaíso, Chile. Photo by Livia Enomoto on Unsplash

Have you seen the Pyramids in Giza? Taken a stroll through Central Park in New York? If not, you may want to get them in soon as they might not be around much longer…

No one can deny the effects of climate change. Record high temperatures have been felt around the world, and there has been an increase in natural disasters. Sadly, it is only likely to get worse.

Travel accounts for 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, yet the sought-after landmarks on our bucket lists may not be what we know them as by 2050, if not sooner. 

Researchers at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have predicted that the Moai statues could be lost at sea, while acid rain could damage the marble of the Acropolis in Athens.

To convey how real of a threat this is, Al Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his climate change activism, used artificial intelligence to illustrate what would happen to beloved landmarks. The result is not pretty. 

Roads in California will be on fire, the Pyramids will be destroyed by acid rain, Central Park will be flooded, as will most of London.

The consequences are scary, which is why taking action against global warming is urgent.