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.
The Alps’ majestic ski scene could soon look very different: Even in 2006, the region was warming at about three times the global average rate, according to the intergovernmental Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Rising temperatures mean the Alps could lose up to 77 percent of their snow cover by the…