16 Apr '18, 7am

7 National Parks You Should See Before They Disappear #care2

7 National Parks You Should See Before They Disappear #care2

One of the perks of living on the coast is going to the beach, but for future generations that proximity may prove to be more of a curse than a blessing. Nearly 300 miles of Atlantic shoreline protected as part of the national park system, including such icons as Fire Island, Cape Cod and Assateague Island. However, each one is faced with dire threats from human development and climate change. According to a 2012 report from the Natural Resource Defense Council and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, even a one-meter sea level rise would completely submerge the vast majority of land in five of the seven protected coastal areas. And if erosion and rising seas don’t destroy the parks, rising temperatures will likely make them a place humans want to avoid rather than visit.

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