Shocking Evironmental Disaster – World’s 4th Largest Lake 90% Gone

Aral Lake was once the world’s 4th largest lake.  It has shrunk by 90%; the rivers that fed into it were diverted to boost cotton production. The drying up has emerged a sea of ghost ships and ruined the economy of the locals.

It is clearly one of the worst disasters, environmental disasters of the world. I was so shocked.

Here is a video of the Aral Sea when hopes were a bit higher. In it a man reminisces about the times when they could fish off the boats. June 2007

And an even harsher present reality


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: