17 Incredible Places That May Disappear Soon

Maldives

As the world’s lowest country, almost 80 percent of Maldives’ islands are less than 3.2 feet (one meter) above sea level. The island nation could be entirely submerged over the next 100 years if sea levels continue to rise, as per a report by the World Bank.

The government has been trying to take the edge off the effects of climate change by encouraging afforestation and preventing beach erosion, and by cleaning litter and debris from coral reefs.

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