A new study has revealed many beaches worldwide that are predicted to shrink in size by 2100 greatly.
Climate change is definitely making its presence felt around the world, and now a recent study has found that several popular tourist beaches are predicted to shrink by a massive amount by the year 2100.
According to Daily Mail, a list based on European Commission data has identified beaches particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels and erosion.
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As per this list, popular tourist beach Landmark Beach in Nigeria, which takes the number one spot, is set to shrink by a worrying 918 metres by 2100. Check out the other popular beaches that made the list below.
The top 10 tourist beaches and the amount they’re predicted to decrease by
- Landmark Beach, Lagos, Nigeria – 918.3m
- Mackenzie Beach, Larnaca, Cyprus – 660.9m
- Spiaggia La Cinta, San Tedora, Italy – 514.2m
- Praia da Costa do Sol, Maputo, Mozambique – 453.4m
- Kuakata Sea Beach, Patuakhali Bangladesh – 361.2m
- Kabyar Wa Beach, Ka Byar Wa, Myanmar – 351.7m
- Entry of Elegushi Beach, Lekki, Nigeria – 338m
- Ruya Commission Beach Yanbu, Yanbu al Bahr, Saudi Arabia – 336.2m
- Simaisma North Beach, Al Daayen, Qatar – 298.6m
- Al Thakeera Beach, Al Khor, Qatar – 278.9
Cape Town beach also makes the list
Cape Town’s beaches are often known for being some of the greatest and most beautiful in the world, so it’s sad to learn that one Cape Town beach has also made the list of beaches that are predicted to shrink by 2100.
In the list of African beaches predicted to decrease in size, Bloubergstrand is predicted to lose around 112.1 metres of its shoreline by 2100, making it the 9th most vulnerable tourist beach in Africa.