Nothing in this world lasts forever. Even stars die eventually. I don’t want to trigger any depressive associations, but humans don’t live all that long (in the grand scheme of things). That’s why we should make those years count! Quit your 9 to 5 job, pack your bags, and travel the world. But “where do I go?” you ask? How about these 10 places that may soon disappear! And I don’t mean places like Lenny’s hot dog stand near your office, I mean actually gorgeous locations that thanks to us, may soon only be seen on the Internet and in old pictures.
Take for example the Azure Window in Malta, that collapsed like 2 months ago. It was one of the most gorgeous natural formations in the world, and now it’s just… a pile of rocks. Don’t waste your opportunity, and go see at least these 10 (because there are many-many more than just ten) places before they are no more.
1. Everglades, Florida
Welcome to Southern Florida, land of tropical wetlands, rare but still breathing Florida panthers, and (allegedly) the biggest body dumping ground in the US. Thanks to the expansion of Homo Sapiens, pollution and farming have already taken over and destroyed more than 50% of this unique and fragile ecosystem. But, don’t worry, it’s still not too late to save the Everglades, so you can visit this place when you’re 90 or so.
2. Congo Basin, West Africa
With the total area of 1.4 million square miles (3.7 million sq km), the Congo Basin is home to some of the world´s largest tropical rainforests. As you may know from school, tropical forests are the “lungs” of our planet, producing over 40% of world’s oxygen. So what do humans do to these “lungs”? That’s right, they chop it all down, so little Suzy can get her books. It’s 2017, people, it’s cheaper to get a PC or and E-Book! The saddest part is, that up to 2/3 of the forests will be gone by 2040, according to most estimations.
3. Ranthambore National Park, India
The Ranthambore National Park is quite huge, covering an area of about 155 square miles (400 sq km), and it is one of the largest national parks in Northern India. The park definitely has some financial problems, but it’s biggest issue are the park´s most famous inhabitants, who may vanish soon – tigers. By some estimations the striped kitties might go from endangered to extinct in just about 15 years. Guess who’s to blame for this bullcrap? F#$%ing Right! Those evil poachers!
4. Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
If you’re one of the idiots who don’t believe in global warming, or think it’s a “conspiracy”, first of all, f#$k you, and second of all, look at this shit! The Franz Josef Glacier, on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, was growing until 2008 but since then it has entered a very rapid phase of retreat and, according to some estimates, it might completely disappear within 100 years. That’s a lifespan of a human, not a 10,000-year-old glacier! Is this ice giant also a part of the conspiracy?