By Michelle Yastremsky
Like sands through the hour glass, so are the days of the lives of these world wonders. From the Great Barrier Reef of Australia to Italy's famous sinking city, these majestic sights are disappearing and changing at a drastic rate.
So what are you waiting for? Hop on a plane and experience these majestic sights before it’s too late!
The earth’s largest living thing!
Australia’s coast is home to one of the world’s most majestic natural wonders – a legendary 1,200 mile ecosystem - also known as the Great Barrier Reef. Factors such as rising water temperatures and acidic waters have led to the bleaching and demise of this sealife sanctuary. Conservationists are predicting the reef will no longer exist by 2030, so those wishing to snorkel amongst the reef’s coral and fish should act fast!
Enjoy a mud bath, then float in its salty waters.
Surface levels on the world’s saltiest bodies of water have been dropping gradually – about 1.2 miles since the 1980s. Hop on a plane to Israel and take a dip while you can, and on your way be sure to stop at Jerusalem, which has been on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in Danger since 1982!
See the iconic ice caps before they melt!
The glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro have been around for almost 10,000 years, but scientists predict they will be gone in the next 15 years. Whether you’re ready for the climb to the top or simply looking to enjoy views of the ice cap from afar, now is the time to go!
The Sinking City!
Venice has been battling rising water levels for hundreds of years. Pay a visit to Italy’s famous sinking city while you can still hop on a gondola and ride the wave of the canals, as a gondolier steers the boat through the winding water-filled alleys.
Paradise in the Indian Ocean.
Melt away those stresses at the Seychelle Islands, before risks such as rising sea levels sweep this postcard-worthy island cluster under the sea.
Home to over 20 species of sloth!
Experts say the forests of Madagascar have an estimated life of 35 years – leaving the unique plant and animal life that call this island home without a place to thrive.
Make your way before it melts.
Planning a trip to Iceland to go hiking in an ice cave before embarking on a Northern Lights hunt? Due to the effects of global warming, exploring the ice caves hidden within Iceland’s Vatnajokull Glacier may be a thing of the past. This massive glacier has been receding since 1948 – its slow melting has actually causing the creation of the nearby Jokulsarlon Lagoon.
The world's street market capital!
Bangkok's famous markets are in danger of being shut down by the end of 2017, according to authorities. For those hoping to sample a juicy dragonfruit at the city's famous floating markets should act fast!