These 10 popular beaches may disappear because of climate change

Looking for a last-minute getaway this winter? You might want to check out one of these 10 beaches. Sadly, it might be your last chance ever

Climate change isn't just about melting glaciers or intensifying hurricanes -- the plight is also threatening to erode shorelines around the globe.

Some governments have tried desperately to prevent this from happening. Because of the coastline degradation and coral bleaching, Thai officials have been striving to ban tourists from visiting the popular beach hotspot Koh Tachai since 2016. 

More well known destinations like Saint Lucia are under the threat of rising sea levels, while the Maldives are predicted to soon be "uninhabitable." Big Sur, California, is at risk for constant mud slides, while research has proven that the rising of waters in South Florida has tripled over the last ten years. 

Watch the video above to learn about some of the most endangered beaches in the world. 

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Where families are traveling in August 2018
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Where families are traveling in August 2018

10. Kahului, Hawaii

Koa Lagoon, $180/night, 4-star

Maui Beach Hotel, $149/night, 2.5-st

9. Las Vegas, Nevada

Luxor Hotel And Casino, $105/night, 3.5-star

Flamingo Las Vegas, $107/night, 3.5-star

8. Chicago, Illinois

Crowne Plaza - Chicago West Loop, $162/night, 3.5-star

Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago, $172/night, 4-star

7. Seattle, Washington

Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport, $200/night, 3.5-star

Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport, $200/night, 3-star

6. Paris, France

Best Western Premier Kapital Opera, $168/night, 4-star

Holiday Inn Paris Opera - Grands Boulevards, $159/night, 4-star

5. Washington, D.C.

Washington Court Hotel, $117/night, 4-star

The Fairfax at Embassy Row, $140/night, 4-star

4. San Francisco,California

Warfield Hotel, $184/night, 3-star

Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport, $196/night, 3.5-star

3. Honolulu, Hawaii

Aqua Ohia Waikiki, $200/night, 3-star

Waikiki Gateway Hotel, $155/night, 3-star

2. New York City, New York

Doubletree Hotel New York City- Financial District, $199/night, 4-star

The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel, $197/night, 4-star

1. Orlando, Florida

Delta Hotels by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista, $79/night; 4-star

Sheraton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort, $79/night; 4-star


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