‘How Long Until the Waves Reach Us?'

from Pulitzer Center
Published on 17 Jul 2012 View Original

Simeon Tegel

“Where would we go?” asks a baffled Nahun Diaz as we survey the dead mangrove trees jutting like giant skeletons from the windswept Pacific beach.

Apparently triggered by climate change, the rising ocean has advanced nearly 1,000 feet since 2005, he and his neighbors say, destroying the mangrove forest where they eke out a precarious living collecting “punche,” a local crab species.

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