Travellers are racing to see parts of the world that could soon vanish forever due to the effects of climate change, in a trend known as “last-chance tourism”.

Travel and tourism is responsible for between 8% and 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a 2021 report from the World Travel and Tourism Council. As the planet warms, many of Earth’s natural wonders – such as coral reefs, glaciers and archipelagos – “are at risk of damage and disappearance”, said The New York Times‘s Desiree Ibekwe. 

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