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Climate change will make major tourist destinations disappear

London, 4 June (Prensa Latina) The Maldives and some Pacific islands, Kilimanjaro, Venice and several places that today receive millions of visitors are threatened by climate change, which could redraw the world's tourist map by 2050.

This is confirmed by several studies published in the journal Science Advances and reports by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), which warn of the dangers of rising sea levels and storms, melting glaciers and the degradation of ecosystems for these areas that, because of their natural beauty, attract tourists.

After the recent floods that devastated the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, several experts point out that the planet is facing a very intense process of transformation, either by urban expansion or in the use of natural resources.

A study carried out in 2022 by Unesco and the International Union for Conservation of Nature revealed that some glaciers considered world heritage sites will disappear by 2050 and its effects apply not only to these places, but also to beaches, islands and mountains on several continents.

With this forecast, projections made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicate that the Maldives and some islands located in the Pacific could disappear by the year 2100.