The Maldives, Venice, Lapland and other resorts are under threat of extinction: why 2040-2050 may be crucial
Travel companies are sounding the alarm about climate change, which could change the way we travel forever in the 2040s and 50s. Popular tropical resorts will become too hot, islands will go underwater, and snowy slopes will turn into bare mountains.
This is stated in a new report commissioned by Intrepid Travel in partnership with the forecasting agency The Future Laboratory, the Daily Mail reports. However, government officials were offered effective steps to prevent global changes in tourism.
What threatens popular destinations?
Global warming suggests that, for example, Lapland will lose its popularity and will not be able to receive tourists due to too short winters. Already, some ski resorts in Europe are closing down because the snow is melting too fast on the slopes.
The Maldives, Jakarta, and other resorts near water will be almost completely flooded by 2050 due to rising sea levels. This also threatens destinations such as Venice and Amsterdam.
What to do?
According to Intrepid, by 2040, each country's government will have to introduce rules to regulate the money earned. It is advisable that most of the money spent by tourists in a particular destination remains in the local economy, where it will be used to solve local climate problems.
Carbon dioxide emissions will also have to be monitored more closely, which will help avoid global warming for longer. Environmentally friendly buildings and recycled materials will help preserve the environment, and the development of railways will be a better alternative to travel than cars and airplanes.
Companies are also seeking to develop in the field of "virtual vacations" to enable tourists to explore new places without traveling to them, and, as a result, reduce the amount of emissions into the atmosphere.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote that the La Sambouille ski resort near Mont Blanc in the French Alps decided to dismantle its lifts. The reason is that global warming has shortened the ski season to a few weeks.