The Aral Sea Natural Disaster – The following satellite images by NASA show that the world’s fourth largest lake has almost completely dried up within the last fifty years.
Water irrigation to transform the desert into farms is the principal reason for these alarming and freaky images.
The Aral Sea has almost completely dried up. This is shown in the following satellite photographs by NASA. This once 1,274sq/m lake, situated in the desertic and arid Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, is now less than 10% of its initial size.
The Aral Sea, once an immense lake, began declining in the 1960s when the Soviet Union decided to divert two major rivers in order to transform the desert into farms.
It’s pretty improbable to change a desert into fertile earth!