Five places to go before global warming changes them forever
If you are looking to travel this year and want to go somewhere a little bit special, perhaps you could go to a place that may not be around much longer due to the fact that they are being ruined by climate change.
For those who want to head out, CNN got advice on the best pre-warming travel destinations from Bob Henson, author of "The Rough Guide to Climate Change" and a writer at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.
The first one is the Great Barrier Reef, which is suffering heavily from warming temperatures and climate change and is undergoing coral bleaching which is irreversable damage.
Second is New Orleans, Louisiana, which as sea levels rise could cause the city to be underwater, as it already sits below sea level, and even if the city itself doesn't disappear underwater, the ability to travel there will just become too difficult.
Third is Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, where thousands of pine beetles are destroying the forests there and due to the warming winters, it is not cold enough to kill the beetles off anymore. The trees cannot grow quickly enough to recover and so the forests are now a mass of red and dead trees - no longer lush wilderness.
The Alpine Glaciers in Switzerland are next on the list as they sit at a much lower elevation than the Rocky Mountains and are therefore melting quicker. It is predicted that the glaciers will be gone between 2030 and 2050.
Lastly, the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil continues to fall prey to deforestation and it is not re-planted quickly enough to replenish itself. The warmer and drier air also makes it hard for the forests to grow back.
Have you been to any of these, or do you plan to go?