h1

Can You Sea What I Sea?

April 4, 2010

HuffingtonPost offers this disturbing article about the progressive unflooding of the Aral Desert. Evidently, this desert used to be relatively wet… a sea, even. Only about 10% of the fabled sea remains. Watch the video and marvel at the phenomenal Russian language of the Uzbeks, mastery of which they’ve somehow managed to maintain almost 20 years after Borya rescued Mischka by giving an inspired (and miraculously sober) speech from the turret of a tank. Oh, and thank your lucky stars that you don’t depend on goats for your livelihood.

Advertisements

One comment

  1. You should read about the diking of the North Aral Sea which has restored some of the fishery

    http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2008/2008-08-01-01.asp



Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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 )

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: