The Aral Sea. Or what’s left of it.

Al Jazeera World link – “People of the Lake”

Bodies of water have always fascinated me… But disappearing seas? It has been difficult for me to follow the changes to this former fourth-largest-lake-in-the-world because it’s rarely in mainstream English-speaking media (Keeping Up with the Kardashians in your weekly TV programming? Nay… Keeping Up with the Kazakhs sounds much more newsworthy). Finally, this Al Jazeera video is an interesting look at the destruction of the sea in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and the effects on land features, public health, and the economy. This is what governments are willing to do for the sake of money. Very bizarre.

1989 and 2008 (image retrieved 10/29/12 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea)

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