Taiwan’s Crumbling Canyons

In the early 1990s, the late pioneer Lonely Planet writer Robert Story, wrote that floating in southeastern Taitung’s Chihpen River Valley in Taiwan was about the closest one could get to finding nirvana. Today, it is threatened, battered by super typhoons that have caused entire mountainsides to collapse into the river. Some meteorologists have blamed the typhoons on human-induced climate change.

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