Climate Change: The tourist destinations that could disappear

Climate Change: The tourist destinations that could disappear if sea levels rise by 1 metre

Earlier this year, a report from researchers at The University of Copenhagen suggests that Sea levels will rise an extra 25% on top of the IPCC’s original prediction of 0.43m to 0.84m, by 2100.

Sea level rise will affect the entire global population in one way or another. Whether it’s the livelihoods of communities in low-lying floodplains, the food procurement process, or global transport networks, sea-level rise will continue to threaten millions of people worldwide.

Specifically, the world of tourism is at risk of rising sea levels. Scientists, experts, and government officials have outlined the extreme risk of flooding in some of these places and that even some of these destinations could simply disappear. The increased threat of sea-level rise also will severely impact the communities that facilitate tourism in these holidaying hotspots.

To put this into perspective, the team at Money.co.uk has created several posters reimagining how some of the world’s most popular holiday destinations could look by 2100, if sea levels continue to rise dramatically.

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Earth Hour: Virtual Spotlight

Over the years, the lights-off moment saw entire streets, buildings, landmarks, and city skylines go dark – an unmissable sight that drew public attention to nature loss and the climate crisis. 

This year – amidst the current global circumstances – in addition to switching off your lights, we also invite you to raise awareness and create the same unmissable sight online, so that the world sees our planet, the issues we face, and our place within it, in a new light.

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The ocean, our climate and weather

When it comes to the weather and climate, most of us think only about what is happening in the atmosphere. If we ignore the ocean, however, we miss a big piece of the picture.

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Valuing Water 💧: 5 Different Perspectives

The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water.

Economic development and a growing global population means agriculture and industry are getting thirstier and water-intensive energy generation is rising to meet demand. Climate change is making water more erratic and contributing to pollution.

As societies balance the demands on water resources, many people’s interests are not being taken into account.

How we value water determines how water is managed and shared. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment.

If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource.

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Reasons to Celebrate International Day of Forests

The 2021 International Day of Forests celebration, has the main theme of “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being” raising awareness of how forests play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Restoring the health of our forests and sustainably managing them are crucial to support livelihoods, mitigate climate change, safeguard biodiversity and reduce the risk of future pandemics.

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