These cities across the globe run the risk of getting submerged

These cities across the globe run the risk of getting submerged
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With the melting of ice caps and the rage of the wildfires, according to the scientists, the climate change has been witnessed to occur at a rate that is faster than what was earlier expected. Cities and countries across the world have fallen prey to this climate change.

Several destinations across the world are suffering the risk of serious hazards. From The Great Barrier Reef to Amazon and Maldives, a number of places have been affected by climate change and are facing the threat of getting submerged.

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The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Located off the northeast coast of Australia, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. Abounding in marine life, snorkelers and scuba divers are seen here in plenty every year. However, with the rise in the ocean temperatures, coral bleaching has been seen in a number of portions of the reef and owing to this bleaching, more than 50 per cent of the corals have already died.

The Maldives

The Maldives is composed of a series of ring-shaped islands and is usually great to visit all year round with temperatures ranging from 81 degrees to 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Being a low-lying country in the world, the Maldives currently fears to vanish as a complete city since the climbing tides are also displacing the people living there.

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The Dead Sea

As the shrink rate of the Dead Sea is at a rate of about four feet a year, around one-third of the surface area has already been lost owing to the development that began in the region. The sinkholes have started appearing in the spots where the water has receded. Other forms of constructions such as dams, storage reservoirs, and pipelines have also reduced the levels of water over the years. The hot climate of the Middle East makes replenishing the lake difficult, and according to the data, if the water keeps reducing, by 2050, the sea would become completely dry.

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