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When we talk about global warming, we often think about climate change.
Climate change is a change that occurs in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when the change takes place over a longer period of time.
Climate change is caused by many factors, such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by the Earth, tectonic plates, and volcanoes. Some human activities were even identified as the main cause of climate change.
One result of this climate change occurred at Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland. A study proves that the glacier is declining much faster than predicted for melting. An estimated 270 gigatons of ice are looking for each year.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like if climate change affected not only the increasingly heated weather and the ever-melting glaciers, but also the destruction of various tourist objects as reported by CNNIndonesia?
Reporting from Travel and Leisure, here are five of 13 attractions that can be damaged by climate change:
Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, is a valley that divides sandstone and granite rocks south of Jordan to the east of Aqaba. Wadi Rum is the Arabic for the Roman Valley, or the Valley of Romans, as the Greeks were nicknamed by the Arabs in the early Byzantine era.
Jordan's largest valley is 12,000 years old. All objects and wild animals that are there protected by UNESCO.
Wadi Rum has been home to human culture since prehistoric times, leaving behind traces of stone paintings, graffiti, and temples, left behind.
At Wadi Rum, you can meet caves, canyons, cliffs, with 45,000 ancient stone carvings that are preserved to this day.
Because of its location in the middle of the desert with extreme weather, it is feared to increase the level of air drought and destroy the species living in Wadi Rum.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
Bwindi Forest is a large ancient forest located in southwestern Uganda, precisely in Kanungu District. This forest is home to half the mountain gorillas that still live in the world.
Bwindi forest is one of three places in the world that is still the natural habitat of these gorillas. UNESCO fears global warming could cause death for 75% of the endangered mountain gorillas
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Located on the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef comprising over 2,900 reefs and 900 islands spanning 2,300 kilometers.
The collection of corals and underwater biota that is here is very beautiful. Climate change has made scientists fear the underwater beauty of The Great Barrier Reef is damaged if the water temperature rises 2C.
Easter Island, Chile
Eastern Island or also known as Rapa Nui is an island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern tip of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania. The island is famous for 900 monumental statues called moai made during the 13th century until the 16th century. Each year Eastern Island can suck 10,000 tourists.
Global warming is feared could increase the height of the surface and the waves of sea water that could have torn down these statues.
Statue of Liberty, United States
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical statue on Liberty Island, in the Port of New York, New York. The statue designed by the French sculptor Frdric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel is a gift from French people to Americans.
This cloaked female figure figure becomes one of the iconic symbols that are valuable to the United States. In 2012, a storm accompanied by lightning struck the statue.
Not only that, the Statue of Liberty is also surrounded by water that can rise its surface anytime if global warming never subsided.
Seven objects threatened by other climate change are Antarctica, Yellowstone National Park, Arctic, Kiribati Island, Galpagos Island, Stonehenge, Venice, and Bangkok city.
All these destinations are popular with the beauty of its natural attractions. Worse, countries in the world will have difficulties preventing global warming without the support of the United States that decides to withdraw from the Global Climate Agreement agreed in Paris, France, by 2015.
Come on, start from yourself keep the Earth! If not we who started, who else is it!