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Heavens (almost) missing

How many places we would go on a trip? We could name hundreds, maybe more. There are sites that sometimes you can only dream about them or, at most, using the technology to see them through a screen.

The world is full of wonderful places to go, but some of those places are threatened and may disappear soon if humans do nothing about it. Here we make a selection of endangered places it worth visiting before, perhaps no longer possible.

The Galapagos Islands are nearly a thousand miles away from the continent and are also known as the "Enchanted Islands". It was there that the English scientist Charles Darwin observed for five weeks the species that led him to build the theory of evolution you. What makes Galapagos Islands so special is that there is no other place, and that extends to much of its flora and fauna. In the Enchanted Islands iguanas can be found who love the sea, giant tortoises, lizards, sea lions, seals, albatrosses, frigate birds, boobies, penguins, gulls, flamingos and other species unique to their gender, such as finches. The biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands is in danger and, again, the cause is none other than the human being. The impact over the last thirty years, caused by tourists and residents, has worsened as a result of climate change, threatening the survival of a unique ecosystem on earth.

The Maldives is the name of a country comprised of several islands in the Indian Ocean and whose beaches are said to be paradise on earth. The Maldives was the first country to sign the Kyoto Protocol because they would be the country most affected by global warming and that this phenomenon could lead to its demise. The Maldives could prove that the path that humanity still leads to self-destruction.

The Dead Sea is also threatened by global warming, is drying up. Its surface has been reduced from 1025 to 625 square kilometers today, due to human interference, mainly to irrigate agricultural areas and evaporation of the water to extract minerals. Actually it is not a sea but a salt lake 416 meters below sea level. The salt concentration in the water is so high that you need not know how to swim: fleets whether you know it or not. Each liter of water there are 350 grams of salt, a concentration 10 times higher than the Mediterranean Sea.

Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Castilla la Mancha



Published: Thu, 18/09/2014 - 13:36

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