There are several places around the world that are currently thriving with people, but you will be shocked to learn that they are at risk of becoming uninhabitable due to the threat of climate change. With increasing temperatures, and glaciers melting in the sea causing the sea levels to rise, many communities have now been forced to consider relocating to ensure they are living in a safe and stable area. Unless we alter our actions and are able to significantly reduce our greenhouse emissions it is likely that we won’t be able to live in certain areas around the world. Here are 10 places that could be uninhabitable in 100 years.
There Are More Than 10 Places That Could Be Uninhabitable in 100 Years
Although we are listing 10 places that could be uninhabitable in 100 years, there are more locations around the world that could be threatened by climate change. Here are just 10 of the areas on earth we think you might be shocked to learn may no longer exist in the next century.
Across Canada the sea levels are rising, and there is also coastal erosion and storm surge flooding. All of the coastal communities in Canada are at risk of being affected by climate change and in the west coast region there is a larger threat of storm surge flooding compared to the sea level rising. This means coastal communities are at risk of losing their homes and will have to relocate before it's too late.
Alaska has a similar problem to Canada, and has seen coastal erosion accelerating at an alarming rate meaning it has the potential to become one of the places that could be uninhabitable in 100 years. This is due to a combination of melting permafrost, the loss of sea ice that protects the coastline and a global sea level rise. This has forced coastal communities to relocate before the rising sea levels flood their homes.