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Disappearing Places

See them before they’re gone! Some of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights are threatened by encroaching development and climate change. Many could disappear in our lifetime.

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European Alps
Ever dream of skiing the high peaks and endless runs of the European Alps? Well, ski bunny, you better book your flight and hop on the gondola sooner rather than later. Because the Alps are at a lower altitude than many other mountain ranges, they are much more susceptible to the potential effects of global warming, and temperatures in the region are increasing at more than twice the global average. Some predictions give the glaciers only until 2050 before they disappear.

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