14 Nov '17, 6pm

62 Natural Wonders of the World at Risk From Climate Change

62 Natural Wonders of the World at Risk From Climate Change

The marshy expanses of the Everglades in Southern Florida contain hundreds of species of animals, including flamingos, alligators and manatees. Clusters of mangroves span its coastline, acting as ecosystem hubs, and if you take a boat through the region, you'll see countless plants that are native to the area . But the Everglades, which have been around for more than 5,000 years, are collapsing, as saltwater intrudes from rising sea levels , pollution seeps from surrounding industries, invasive species kill off native species, bad water management techniques dry parts of the wetland, and climate change intensifies. vladeb / Flickr In fact, the number of world heritage sites—places of supreme natural splendor and biodiversity —threatened by climate change has nearly doubled in the past three years, going from 35 in 2014 to 62 in 2017, according to the International Union fo...

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