November 14, 2022: Due to the effects of climate change, 50 world heritage sites, including the Everest region, will reach the point of extinction by 2050.

According to the report published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) before the COP-27, it has been shown that due to the effect of global temperature increase, the melting of snow in the Himalayan region has intensified and the natural resources of the World Heritage List in those regions will disappear.

According to the UNESCO report, the World Heritage Areas of Canada and America are Luane, Wangel Elias, Glacier Bay and Tatsensini-Alsek, Los Glaciers National Park in Argentina, Te Bahipounamu in New Zealand, Swiss Alps Jungfrau in Switzerland, Lulisat Icejord in Denmark, Gerangjord and Norwayjord in Norway, Tajik National Park in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan, Iceland’s two national parks, including Vatnaj√∂kull National Park, are experiencing high snowmelt levels.

Similarly, the report mentions that 50 world heritage sites will disappear due to large glaciers in Alaska, Central Asia, Central Europe, and South Andes along with Mt Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, Kenya’s national parks and forests, Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountain National Park, Congo’s Virunga National Park.

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