While the Aral Sea’s disappearing act may not link directly to global climate change, it presents the undeniable facts of the detrimental works of man on a massive regional scale. It also raises serious questions about ethical appropriation of resources. The central planners of the former Soviet Union robber Peter to pay Paul by diverting the Aral Sea’s water sources for farming uses, thereby destroying the local ecosystem and the lives of thousands of residents. Feel free to pile on with the comments if you disagree.
Part 2 of the above video:
This is a case where the pictures speak for themselves, so here they are.
Fishing Boat on its moorings, many miles from water
Aral Sea 1973
Aral Sea 1989
Aral Sea 2010
Side-by-Side: 1989 & 2008
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