Spain, Italy and Croatia's popular tourist attractions that could sink underwater soon

The research from Climate Central reported that if carbon emissions remain at their current level of three degrees, many communities and cities could vanish underwater. Which tourist cities were at risk in Europe?

The Catania Cathedral was originally constructed in 1078 although it was destroyed and rebuilt three times due to earthquakes and eruptions from Mount Etna.

Today tourists flock to admire the incredible Baroque Cathedral with its intricate stonework and 17th century paintings.

Climate Central’s research shows that the astounding cathedral could be lost if global warming continues at its current rate.

Croatia is fast becoming one of British tourists’ favourite holiday destinations due to its stunning scenery and impressive cities.


However, one of the country’s most famous ancient landmarks could be lost to climate change in coming years.

The Diocletian Palace in Split is at risk of vanishing underwater if sea levels continue to rise at their current rate.

The Roman palace was built in the 4th century and remains a major attraction in Croatia today.

It was listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979 and is a big tourist draw, especially after it was used as a location in the HBO epic series, Game of Thrones.

Benjamin Strauss, CEO and Chief Scientist of Climate Central, said: “The decision that we make at Glasgow and the actions that we take this decade will ramify for hundreds and thousands of years.

“This group is going to be remembered for what they chose: did you choose a thriving future with a liveable climate or did you choose to drown the coastal areas of the world?”

The Queen will no longer be attending COP26 after advice to rest but will join the delegates by video link at certain points.

The Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, will be taking part in climate protests in Glasgow during COP26. She will be joined by other campaigners.

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