Easter Island is critically vulnerable to rising ocean levels

Posted In Erosion, Inform, Sea Level Rise
Mar
18


The island’s volcanic origin has generated kilometers of amazing rocky coastline, dominated by erosional features. Captions and photo courtesy of: © Nelson Rangel-Buitrago, William J. Neal & Adriana Gracia

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Nicholas Casey, a New York Times correspondent based in Colombia, and Josh Haner, a Times photographer, traveled 2,200 miles off the coast of Chile to see how the rising ocean is erasing the island’s monuments…

Read Full Article; The New York Times (03-15-2018)

Te Pito O Te Henua shore (Rapa Nui or Easter Island): a remote and mysterious place with rare beaches; By Nelson Rangel-Buitrago, William J. Neal & Adriana Gracia (03-01-2018)
One of the most remote and youngest inhabited volcanic islands in the world is Te Pito o Te Henua Island, or as more commonly known: Easter Island (Rapa Nui or Isla de Pascua). World famous for its mysterious monumental statues (moai) erected by the early Rapa Nui people, the island is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean nearly 3,650 km west of Chile…

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