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Oops! There goes another piece of the world October 16, 2006

Posted by Al in : nature,scary , trackback

The Aral Sea – once the fourth largest inland body of water in the world is now a quarter of it’s original size and a large chunk of it is now desert. Alright this kind of thing does happen in nature quite often, but not normally in the space of 40 years. Anyway the source of this problem is well known – if you divert the 2 rivers that feed a lake like the Aral Sea then although you get well irrigated fields you get a disappearing lake. It’s sad what we do to this planet on a regular basis, but not sad enough to stop us doing it – so yet another piece of nature is gone.


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