The hard and sad truth is that we’re destroying some of our favorite destinations. The culprit is not always the same, but the outcome is. In this case, we’re focusing on climate change and extreme human interaction. Rising sea levels, glacial melting, increasingly severe weather and extreme temperatures are just a few of the effects of global warming that stand to alter our ability to visit certain places, not to mention the myriad of other adverse implications that are, or are projected to play out across the globe. From the Maldives to the Dead Sea and Great Barrier Reef, this weeks Bucket List brings you seven must-see destinations that are at risk of disappearing or being severely changed in the not-so-distant future.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.