Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa
Home to one of the highest peaks in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro is currently facing the threat of global warming and record low levels of precipitation. In fact, it is believed that the glaciers in this region have been suffering the effects of global warming since the 1900s. According to a study done by USA Today, approximately 80 percent of the glaciers that existed in the early 1900s are no longer there. Thus, there are concerns that the glaciers will completely vanish within the next 15 to 20 years. Unfortunately, there is little that anyone can do to reverse the effects of global warming or lack of precipitation over the last 100 years. Thus, it is important for travelers to take advantage of visiting this ancient landmark before it disappears. If you wish to visit Mount Kilimanjaro, you can take a one-week or 10-day trip up to the summit of the mountain. In general, the best times to visit this region of Africa is during the months of December, January, and/or February.
The Polar Bear Population in the Hudson Bay Area
According to USA Today, there are approximately 60 percent of the world's population of polar bears living in the Canadian Arctic, more specifically in and around the Hudson Bay. Since sea ice is required for these exotic animals to survive, hunt, and travel, there is a serious threat that exists because of global warming. In fact, global warming has caused the glaciers to both melt and retreat over time. Currently, the rate of retreating glaciers indicates to scientists that they may not exist at all by the year 2050. Not only are the polar bears threatened in terms of hunting and breeding, but their survival overall is also being threatened by the effects of global warming. If you wish to see the wonder that is polar bears in their natural habitat, you can take a seven-day trip to the region of the Hudson Bay. The best time to travel is generally between October and November.
The Ancient Egyptian Temples
One of the most notable and recognized monuments in the world is the Sphinx, which can be found in the region of the West Nile River in Egypt. Alongside this monument, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of archeological and historical treasures that can be found, including the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Sadly, nature has taken its toll on this ancient part of the world through frequent flash flooding and drastic changes in climate. Moreover, Egypt is expanding and developing its urban areas, which brings in new types of constructions and changes to the area of these historical landmarks. As a result, there is a growing tourism industry that includes illegal activities, such as false tourism businesses. Although tourism is positive for the economy, it can be damaging for historical sites that are slowly deteriorating due to climate change. As the old saying goes, "If you can't beat them, then join them," which can be applied to this particular situation. Since there is very little that travellers can do to change the current situation in Egypt, it is better to take advantage of what can still be seen and take in the beauty of this ancient place before it completely disappears. If you wish to visit this notable place, you will want to take a guided trip as there has been some political instability in Egypt for some time.