Throughout history, the human being has been in charge of destroy good part of nature. The worst thing of all is that in the XXI century we are still doing it. Of course, it is important to keep in mind that in many cases the culprits of the disappearance of some incredible corners are natural phenomena such as earthquakes or volcano eruptions, or external geological agents: wind, sun, water ... In any In this case, the Earth's surface is changing drastically.
To show us what nature and humans can do to Earth, National Geographic It has made a selection of eight places that we can never enjoy again, since they do not exist. Would you like to discover them? Well, you just have to join us!
Pioneer Cabin, United States
First, they tell us about Pioneer Cabin, a famous giant sequoia located in the Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California, which fell because of the storms They hit the north of the US state in early 2017. The tree, which was over 1,000 years old, was already quite deteriorated, since at the end of the 19th century it was drilled to make a tunnel.
Marino National Park, Australia
From the United States we moved to Australia to talk about Marino National Park, and more specifically about "The Twelve Apostles", a group of stone needles limestone which since 2005 is formed by 8 rock formations, since one of them collapsed due to the effects of the sea. And, despite its name, before the collapse there were only nine.
Blue Window, Malta
The famous Blue Window, the symbol of Malta and the setting for “Game of Thrones” could not be missing from this list. Located on the island of Gozo, this natural limestone arch collapsed in March of this year due to a violent storm.
Kilimanjaro Ice Fields, Tanzania
As they explain from National Geographic, the top of Kilimanjaro changes with each passing year. This famous Tanzanian mountain is running out of snow, so the ice fields are receding quickly. It seems that they will disappear completely in 15 years and the blame lies with deforestation, tourist activity and, of course, global warming.
Marabout Beach, Morocco
We should also talk about the Marabout beach, a sandy area of Legzira, Morocco, which was famous for its reddish stone arches. However, in September 2016 one of the arches collapsed because of the erosion, which in recent months had already caused fissures in the rocks.
Mount Everest, Nepal
Another place that could not be missing from the list is Mount Everest, which has changed after the earthquake that struck the area in April 2015. According to many scientists, the seism made the mountain dwindle.
Another place that we can no longer enjoy, at least in the same way as before, is the Solomon Islands, which is located in the Pacific. Due to global warming, which causes the level of the oceans to rise each year, five islands located in the north of the archipelago they disappeared under the waters, so its inhabitants have no choice but to find a new place to live.
Aral Sea, border of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Finally, we must speak of the Aral Sea, which is located in Central Asia, on the border of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Its surface has been reduced by 60%, which has brought to light ancient boats. Some claim that it is the largest environmental disaster in recent history.
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