Whether it’s due to climate change, population fluxes or cultural shifts, our earth is due for some changes in the not-so-distant future. Here’s a list of places that may someday cease to exist.
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Deep inside the Arctic Circle, the picturesque village of Niaqornet, Greenland, population 59. Dubbed “The Village at the End of the World,” Niaqornet is a tight-knit community but its very existence is under threat. Should the population dip below 50, the village will no longer be able to sustain itself and the remaining residents will be forced to leave. As the world’s population continues to shift away from rural areas and into urban centers, more far-flung communities like Niaqornet may disappear in the coming decades.