It's no secret that rising sea levels threaten watery historical sites and travel destinations like Venice and the Maldives. Many travel experts suggest visiting these spots now, before they're underwater or it's too late to enjoy them as they are.
But keep in mind that climate change will devastate more than island nations and coastal cities: Even the Alps are at severe risk of losing the ecosystems that make them such an epic place to visit. Below, find four surprising spots that may be altered forever by climate change. Their beauty will remind you to green-ify your life at home, too.
- 1The Alpsbluejayphoto via Getty Images
- 2AlaskaDaniel A. Leifheit via Getty Images
- 3The Dead Seavvvita via Getty Images
- 4Phoenix, ArizonaDreamframer via Getty Images