Highlights From Our '100 Places to Explore Before They Disappear' Issue

If climate change continues unchecked, many of the world's wonders are in danger.
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Highlights From Our '100 Places to Explore Before They Disappear' Issue Newsweek

100 Places To Explore Before They Disappear is a deluxe photo book with expert commentary on some of the most beautiful places on earth, all under threat due to our world's changing climate. Compiled by scientists, activists and world leaders fighting to protect our planet this Newsweek Special Issue is equal parts travel guide and wake-up call.

Altai Mountains
Altai Mountains, Russia The Altai Mountains rise out of the Siberian Steppe in south central Russia to a height of 14,784 feet. The climb to the summit is dotted by luminous green and blue lakes distracting from the perilous, snowcovered mountain passes travelers must navigate. The height and isolation of these mountains have allowed some Ice Age flora to thrive, after they had perished elsewhere as global temperatures normalized. The survival of these rare species is in imminent danger as global temperatures continue to rise. Newsweek