Archive for the ‘Desertification’ Category


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.