Tuesday, February 17, 2009

5 places to see before being destroyed by climate change

CNN has an article detailing five of the must-see places that will be lost in the coming years. Their choices are:
  1. The Great Barrier Reef
  2. New Orleans, Louisiana
  3. Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado
  4. Alpine Glaciers, Switzerland
  5. Amazon rain forest, Brazil
I'd argue with their choices. New Orleans is already gone. What is left is a shell of its former self. Rocky Mountain is an ok choice, but Glacier NP or the inland passage of Alaska are disappearing faster. And I'd throw in either Mt. Kenya or Kilimanjaro before the Amazon.

What would you choose? Put it in the comments.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

New Orleans isn't gone! I just got back from there and there were probably 100,000+ people there just for Krewe Vieux and it was awesome!

Kelly the dog said...

You need to leave the French Quarter and the Garden district. The part of the city where regular people lived is still in very bad shape.