What is Global Warming

The effects of global warming are the environmental and social changes caused (directly or indirectly) by human emissions of greenhouse gases. There is a scientific consensus that climate change is occurring, and that human activities are the primary driver.

Best Beaches In Continents

A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions are commonly regarded as continents. Ordered from largest in size to smallest, they are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.

Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast

The original capital of Côte d’Ivoire, the colonial town of Grand Bassam suffered a decline from its heyday as a seaport until the 1930s, but that led to its revival as a resort town beginning in the 1960s, and now it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palms line its biscuit-colored shore, and you’ll be hard pressed to beat its Ivorian seafood.

North Island, Seychelles

Otherwise known as “Sunset Beach,” North Island in Seychelles is where giant tortoises graze in the grass, the sea turns pink as the sun sets, and the West Beach Bar buzzes with the low hum of famous voices–celebrities like George and Amal Clooney, and Prince William and Kate Middleton have honeymooned here, and if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for you.

Île de Ré, Bay of Biscay, France

Off the western coast of France in the Bay of Biscay, Île de Ré is known as the “White Island” by locals due to both its soft, pale sand and the elegant waterfront houses painted in neutral colors. Windswept dunes and pine forests, like the beautiful, Hamptons-like Plage des GollandièresI, back its long, flat stretches of beach—making every beach on the island Instagrammable (no filter needed). Make sure to stop into one of the many beachfront oyster “cabanes,” or boardwalk shacks, to enjoy fresh-caught fruits de mer.

Praia de Albandeira, Algarve, Portugal

Despite high tourist traffic to the Algarve region, this tiny, secluded cove has (amazingly) remained somewhat under the radar. You won’t find any umbrellas, beach chairs, water sports, or beach bars here; just a golden lick of sand, cool crystalline waters, sea caves, and natural rock pools—which is precisely why you should visit. Added bonus? Thanks to the ochre cliffs on both sides of the beach, the water is always calm and perfect for swimming and snorkeling.