Posts Tagged ‘Aral Sea’

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