Sunday, December 19, 2010

Aral Sea - Going, Going...Gone

Dec. 19, 2010


One of the most glaring examples of the growing impact of global warming is the virtual disappearance of the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan. At one time the Aral was the 4th largest lake in the world. Now it is a dried up ghost of its former self.

This photo is the current view of the ship graveyard near Muynak over the dried up Aral Sea in Uzbekistan. The Aral Sea has shrunk by 90 percent. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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