Climate changes are no jokes. With the increase in global warming and the rising sea levels, soil erosions and an increase in the extreme swings in the weather conditions, the earth’s most valued assets – the beautiful islands are under the risk of disappearing in the next 30-40 years.
Time is running out, so make sure you fulfill them if they are on your bucket list and plan your getaway as soon as possible.
The Solomon Islands have already lost their five atolls because of the rising sea levels and soil erosions. With the water levels rising at a rate that is three times faster, there is no myth behind the island disappearing.
Check out the WWII battlefields, the monuments and learn more about the Solomon Islands National Museum and Cultural Centre.
The bucket list destination for many across the world has been in danger because of the climatic changes. Maldives has been continuously experiencing changes that has already started to lead to its submersion. The islands are just five feet above the sea level, leaving predictions like the rising tides can flood the islands completely.
According to the World Bank statement, Maldives is said to under the water really soon. Beautiful beaches, five-star resorts and diving opportunities have been making luxury Maldives holidays the best for travelers across the globe.
Electrifying lagoons, barrier reefs and velvet beaches are all a part of this tiny island of the Philippines. Palau is an archipelago of around 500 atolls. This world class diving has been attracting international visitors and is one of the best places to see in the Philippines.
The global warming continues to threaten the diverse marine life, an example of which is the Jellyfish lake that has lost more than a million jellyfishes who have lost their ability to sting due to lack of predators.
A blend of black and white sand beaches, luxurious palms and private villas often lands the honeymooners in the island of Fiji. The 332-island strong nation has found itself to be in the radar of global warming.
A top south-pacific destination, Fiji’s low lying atolls are vulnerable to cyclones, flooding and erosions. It has been predicted that the majority of Fijian natives could be evacuated as early as 2050. So, if you are planning a trip there, make sure it is as soon as possible.
The archipelago of 115 islands is what makes up The Seychelles that floats in the Indian Ocean. Though it is far away, this destination still draws a lot of holiday makers who come here to enjoy the best beaches in Seychelles.
Even though it is under the radar of coral deaths, and long droughts, the conservation programs and sustainability initiatives has not let the nation give up.
One of the most remote islands of the world, The Cook Islands spread across the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and New Zealand. They are a collection of 15 coral islands that are filled with mountains, lush jungles but still make this exotic destination continue to be a victim of rising sea levels, ocean acidification and cyclones.
Predictively, the severity of the islands is said to increase in the next 20 years.
Kiribati, an island located in between Australia and Hawaii is one of the best places to visit in Australia especially for a romantic honeymoon. But, this tiny nation has already begun to relocate as tides have started to affect the villages. The water has risen four times faster than the average and since then many of the things don’t seem to be right.
A tiny island of 33 atolls, is said to be the first entire country to be eliminated due to climate changed.