10 most unique and beautiful places in Asia
1. Gujarat, India
Country’s largest producer of cotton and salt, Gujarat is the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi. In 2005 and 2006 heavy monsoons caused severe flooding, which killed more than 1,000 people, severely damaged infrastructure and agriculture. According to the expectations of scientists, a rapidly changing climate will lead to increasingly unpredictable monsoon rains and floods.
2. The Maldives, Indian ocean
The Maldives consists of 1200 tropical Islands, with white beaches, swaying palm trees and brightly colored coral reefs. The Republic of Maldives stretches across more than 600 miles. According to reports by the UN, by 2100 the sea level will rise 59 centimeters. In this case, the chain of 1,200 Islands and coral atolls 800 miles from the tip of India will be partly flooded, because a large part of the Maldives lies just one and a half metres above sea level (the highest point in the state – 2.4 meters above sea level). Even minor sea level rise could lead to the fact that some of the Islands will die.
3. Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok – tropical capital, where the traditional East meets the modernity of the West. This city constantly tolerate flooding, especially during the monsoon season. The city stands on a soft Foundation, is densely populated and due to excessive pumping of ground water is constantly sags. There is concern that a large portion of Bangkok could be underwater by the end of this century.
4. Cherrapunji, India
Covered by clouds and surrounded by waterfalls, Cherrapunji is one of the wettest places on Earth. Paradoxically, its residents face water shortages, as during the 8 months here, no rain. Over the past century has decreased the number of rainstorms, and erosion from deforestation limits the ability of the land to retain rainwater.
5. Komodo, Indonesia
The marine environment of the Komodo is the best part of scuba diving in the world thanks to its breathtaking aquatic fauna and coral reefs. The island is also home to Komodo dragons (lizards), which grow to 10 feet long. Rising sea level threatens the flooding of forests with mangroves and beaches, while raising the acidity level and increasing air temperatures can eventually kill the coral.
6. Mount Al Makmal, Lebanon
Once the plains and mountains of Lebanon were densely covered with majestic cedar trees. Today, remnants of the vast forest found on the high slopes of mount Al-Makmal in Northern Lebanon. The last ancient cedars face a severe threat from rising temperatures.
7. The Ganges River, Bangladesh
Nutrients from the two great rivers of Ganges and Brahmaputra feed the soil of lowland in the Delta of the Ganges. Approximately 300 million people depend on the crops produced here. The Ganga basin — the largest in area in South Asia. Although the length is less than Ganges, Indus and Brahmaputra, but it exceeds the size of its basin, which covers an area of 1 060 000 km², and together with the pool of the Brahmaputra, the Ganges, with which it forms a common Delta — 1 643 000 km². Climate change can uvelichitelnoe rainfall and cause more frequent floods and monsoons.
Tokyo is one of the biggest capitals in the world.This city suffers from the phenomenon known as “last island” is a feature of megacities, in which artificially created and heat from car exhaust and factory emissions creates a local greenhouse effect. If global temperatures continue to rise, the high temperature in Tokyo will continue to increase.
9. Mergui The Archipelago, Burma
Open sea and white coral reefs are home to some of the last surviving nomadic sea hunters and gatherers in the world. Their existence is in danger due to changes in ocean currents and rising sea temperatures also threaten the entire ecosystem of the reef.
10. Borneo, Indonesia
Many of the remaining wild orangutans in the world live in the rainforests of Borneo. But these tropical forest trees are deprived as a result of deforestation for road building and palm oil plantations.Increasing temperature will decrease the abundance of fruit and increase the incidence of malaria and the risk of forest fires.