Antarctica: the Müller ice shelf and the Larsen ice shelf are shrinking dramatically.
Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: global warming is blamed for melting of the year-round snows at the summit of Africa's highest mountain. They could be gone in 15 years.
The Arctic ice cap: the melting of icebergs and ice caps in the Arctic is blamed on global warming and threatens the habitats of species such as polar bears.The Maldives: rising sea levels (3½in per year) could make these 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean uninhabitable within 100 years.
Venice: the Italian city is sinking into the Adriatic and rising sea levels could make things worse.
Alaska: American travel agents report thousands heading for the shrinking glaciers and melting permafrost.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia: it's been predicted that rising water temperatures, which are bleaching the famously vivid reefs, will kill 95 per cent of the living coral by 2050.
Kitzbuhel, Austria: the home of the world's most fearsome ski run is among low-lying Alpine ski resorts whose long-term futures are threatened by rising temperatures - on average the warmest they have been for 1,250 years.
Galapagos Islands: rising water temperatures are bleaching coral and causing the deaths of marine species.
Patagonia: South American glaciers are also retreating.