Taj Mahal, India
It is a marvel of architecture which has inspired both artists and engineers worldwide. The Taj Mahal has held its structural integrity for over 400 years but it is gradually losing its pearly hues due to acid rain and air pollution.
The Galapagos Islands
No hardcore traveler worth his salt wouldn’t have Galapagos on their bucket list. The unique thing about Galapagos is that humans haven’t really touched the place as much and remains in pristine form. What threatens it however is pollution and global warming.
The Congo Basin, Africa
According to researchers, about two thirds of the forests in the Congo River would soon disappear within the span of 50 years. The Congo Basin loses upto 3.7 million of land annually due to agriculture, urban development and mining.
The Dead Sea
A distinguishing feature about the Dead Sea is that humans can’t sink it because it is dense and doesn’t really feel like water. The Dead Sea is disappearing at a steady rate under the sweltering heat of the Sun.
A large majority of the glaciers in Switzerland will soon disappear by the end of the 21st century. A frightening study by scientists at the University of Bern found that temperature has increased by 1.75 degrees, the result is pretty self evident: the gradual erosion of the glaciers.
The Pyramids of Egypt
They are a testament to the ancient Egyptian’s marvelous craftsmanship which continues to baffle modern science to this day. They have stood the test of time for over 4500 years but pollution is taking a massive toll on the structural integrity of the pyramids. They will eventually collapse completely.