El Salvador Wet Dreams
The forest of towering, dead mangrove trees stretches along the beach as far as the eye can see. As the crashing waves rise and fall, short stumps emerge and vanish beneath the Pacific Ocean. Climate change has come early to the Bajo Lempa region of western El Salvador.
A tiny rise in the sea level has, according to local people, seen about 1,000ft of the mangroves on which they depend vanish beneath the ocean since 2005. ...
The horror, look at those flooded mangroves the Indy picture shows... Of course any actual data or link to any data about what the sea level has been doing in El Salvador is absent. That would make the story actually interesting.
But hey lucky old Simeon Tegel, "Travel for this story was funded with a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting" and as Simeon says: "I climb, mountaineer and surf and there is nothing I love more than getting into the backcountry, whether it is the Amazon rainforest, the high Andes or catching a wave at a remote Pacific beach."
Let's hope he caught some waves at least to make his paid for trip worthwhile.