Saturday, 24 April 2010

"100 places to remember before they disappear"

maldives, indian ocean

i could have cried when i found this article this morning on

it basically lists one hundred locations across all continents that, as a result of climate change (argh!), will become irrepairable for human use or completely disappear all together.
and it'll all be happening very soon.

the author, fareed zakaria, commented:
"it is also some of the most beautiful places on earth and a reminder that they are magical, fragile, and, ultimately, transient."

here are some examples of the locations that will be tragically effected:

the battery, nyc, usa
that famous southern shoreline of manhattan will face more frequent flooding where water could rise up to 10 feet. this usually only happened once in a century.

the alps, austria
the extremely popular ski slope destination for tourists is rapidly decreasing in size as the snow continues to melt.

paris, france
summer 2003 was one of the hottest summers on record in france with 14,800 heat-related deaths. these heat waves are likely to become increasingly worse and frequent in years to come.

venice, italy
the "floating city" has sunk by 9 inches over the past century alone and could soon face 10 feet of floods.

london, uk
the giant river thames runs all the way through the heart of the city. and is it's biggest threat. rising sea levels means the thames is likely to cause huge flooding for the uk's capital.

you can actually buy 100 places to remember before they disappear as a book by following the links on
the book is a reminder of what is at stake if we continue this arrogant complacency in the face of a rapidly changing climate.


besides this doom & gloom, i'll leave you with a little optimism!

want to do your bit to save the planet?
recycle clothes a'la vivienne westwood :)

vivienne's top tips for being green & creative:

1. wear your clothes upside down/ back to front
2. wear your boyfriend's clothes
3. buy clothes made of organic fabric
4. turn trash into fashion (trashion - ha!)
5. don't buy any clothes for atleast 6 months, get creative, and then if you want to buy one thing make sure it's vivienne westwood, of course!


what's your personal reaction to the article above on climate change?
are you liking dame viv's tips on recycling clothes?

PD x

listening to: bright eyes - first day of my life (again!)
image: video: via



Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Wow. That's incredibly sad and depressing. I don't even know what to say =-(

anonymous girl said...

Don't worry it's not the end of the world. BUt then again with those 3 idiots Brown, Cameron and Clegg busy fighting about immigration, joining the EU, etc they might neglect the most important thing being the planet we live on. Hey on the bright side, Holland is below sea level but they're cool as cucumbers ;-)

meraldia said...

So sad..

CMA said...

love this
great video too
i hope one day i can visit more places than i have already
your blog is wonderful inspiration, keep it up!
thanks for sharing as always


Margaret said...

:O :O :O :O :O :O waaah that's so depressing!!
It's like when I watched the inconvenient truth and the polarbear was swimming along but it couldn't find ice to rest on :(

(p.s. definitely checking out heypilgrim :D thanks for the heads up!)

FASH ON said...

This is really moving. Thank you so much for sharing :)


LifestyleBohemia said...

This is sad and scares me. I try to do my part whenever I can (not waste water, use re-usable cloth bags, etc.) but this is still really scary.

Erin Nicole said...

oh nooo, when i read things like this, my heart breaks. i wish i could just turn my back and be completely ignorant to these horrible things happening because of climate change, but i can't. hopefully we can find solutions to all of these things, and fast. great post, love your blog xx

Diana the Donut King said...

you should see my face when reading this! man i feel so baddd and im so scared:(
after reading this it made me alert and i am definitely gonna help the world!!!

your blog is awesome
following you aswell!!!!

take care xx

mel said...

that is so so sad! i cant believe it! france, italy, new york:( i really want to see those places, well, ive seeen italy, but not venice.. and that vivienne westwood recyced matrails are amaizng! i love the cds

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A♥ said...

its incredibly sad =( but this just reminds us that we should go out there and explore the world!! never take anything for granted =)

lovely blog!!


PrettyDivine said...

thanks for your lovely comments guys, i know this shizz is HORRIBLE. It's really scary and makes you want to run away from it all and forget about the whole issue - but we can't, we have to focus and do. something.

PD x

mina said...

i saw that article too. i hope i can make it to all those places before they're 'gone'

Danielle Barbe said...

how sad... and now i want to go to every place on that list! you coming along?

Bridget said...

ughhh that makes me so sad too! if only i could just take off and see all these places before they change.

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