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

Catania Cathedral was originally built 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 stones and 17th-century paintings.

Climate Central research shows the astonishing cathedral could be lost if global warming continues at its current rate.

Croatia is fast becoming one of the favorite holiday destinations for British tourists due to its stunning landscapes and impressive cities.


However, one of the country’s most famous ancient monuments may be lost due to climate change in the years to come.

Diocletian’s Palace in Split is in danger of disappearing underwater if the sea level continues to rise at its current rate.

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

It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and is a big tourist draw, especially after being used as the location for HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones.

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

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

The Queen will no longer participate in COP26 after advice to rest but will join the delegates by video link at certain times.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will take part in the climate protests in Glasgow during COP26. She will be joined by other activists.



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