100 places to see before they disappear

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So it's probably worth being reminded occasionally that just because you can afford to fly to the Maldives for a weeks holiday, doesn't mean you have to.

Your flight there will dump another x amount of Co2 in to the atmosphere, thus accelerating climate change, thus accelerating the rate at which many of the islands in the Maldives will disappear under rising sea water.

But then; nobody else is going to think twice about it, so why should you?

 

*Just in case you're wondering, it's not just the Maldives that will be affected.*

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The Maldives are not sinking, so you've got plenty of time to visit them. Just don't go getting (re-)married there - the locals might laugh behind your back for that too.

 

Good places to go would be coastal regions though - those beautiful unobstructed sunset views will disappear pretty soon.

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The Maldives are not sinking

 

No they're not sinking, sea water levels are rising.

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Oh I see, you're one of these people who thinks that all those peer reviewed studies about climate change by 50000 physicists and other specialists in the field of climate science is just a ruse to make your life inconvenient? Got it. (Either that you can't read.)

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Go there by all means. Then revisit for your diamond wedding anniversary and see all the old places you enjoyed and which will still be there to remind you of the lovely time you had there in 2011.

 

And no, I'm not an avid Guardian reader.

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And no, I'm not an avid Guardian reader.

 

Ah, so your main beef with this thread is that a link to a Guardian page was included in the OP? All is clear now.

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100 places to see before they disappear

 

Middle Eastern dictatorships.

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I say if you REALLY want to help them, you should encourage many more people to visit. Sure, the water may rise an extra mm or 2 a year, but at least they'll get to suck off some tourist cash and afford to live somewhere with a little more elevation.

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God, like I don't have enough stress already...

 

This kind of reminds me of this dreadfully thick book I was given called 10 million places to visit before you die (or something along those lines). Oh well, at the least the weekend is here.

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Any way to get a list of the other 99 places without buying the Guardian book? :rolleyes:

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Any chance of getting my street on that list of places to disappear " naturally " ? :angry:

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