Sinking into Memory: Cities to Disappear as Oceans Rise

Major cities around the world are sinking due to rising sea levels. Now is the ideal time for eco-travelers to visit these locations and, through their responsible choices, contribute to the survival effort.
By Pamela Grant

Bob Marley once said, "The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow." He probably had something specific in mind when he said it, but the words describe what many people will feel in the future as they look back and remember the good times they had when visiting cities that are rapidly being consumed by rising oceans or are sinking into the seas.

Whether manmade or a natural occurrence, climate change is impacting the oceans. Sea levels are rising at unprecedented rates in modern history, and torrential rainfall and massive flooding aggravate the problem. Within a decade or two, and certainly by 2050, some of the most iconic cities in the world will learn if they have properly prepared to avoid destruction by wat...

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