Climate Change In Easter Island

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As being said in the rubric, Easter Island covers almost 64 square miles in the South Pacific Ocean, specifically located 2,300 miles from Chile’s west coast and 2,500 miles east of Tahiti. In 1722, the island was known as Rapa Nui to its earliest inhabitants, Dutch explorers, and was christened Passeiland (Easter Island). Easter Island’s most known claim of fame is the 900 giant stone figures called “moai” located all over the land. These figures reveal that the creators were master craftsmen and engineers and are very distinctive within the Polynesian culture.
The first inhabitants of Easter Island arrived in a group of emigrants around 300-400 A.D. The first king was Hoto-Matua, who is a ruler from a Polynesian subgroup whose ship had
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Studies have estimated that we will have 9 billon people on this planet by 2050. In issue seven, we talked about how climate change is affecting our world today. How is climate change killing people today? Events that are worsened due to climate change is weather-related disasters, desertification and rising of sea levels. These events are bringing hunger, disease, poverty, and lost livelihoods, in which reduces our economic growth and poses a threat to social and political stability. People are unable to protect their families, livelihoods and food supply from the negative impacts of weather-related disasters. Climate change increases these …show more content…
Space for their homes, space to grow their food, space to build schools, roads and airfields. We are building new buildings, such as skyscrapers, businesses, and hotels, for more jobs and opportunities. Where is this space coming from? Land is being taken from people who already occupy the space, but most of the space is taken up the land that animals and plants have to themselves. By taking the plants and animals land, we are leaving them to die and become extinct.
Easter Island and the world’s population today have many similarities and many differences as we can see. Easter Island had to tear down palm forests to clear the area for space, just so they could farm and feed their families. People today are doing the same exact thing. Easter Island has also seen wars at first sight and so has most of our nation today. Climate change has affected Easter Island just like it has affected our world

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