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The Dead Sea Is Dying


Environment  (tags: pollution, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, destruction, ecosystems, world, nature, politics, protection, water )

Cal
- 407 days ago - slate.com
Sinkholes. Habitat destruction. 
Perilously low water levels.
 Can a dying sea be saved?



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Debbie G. (314)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 4:40 pm
Sad. Why can't humans stop destroying the planet? It's the only one we have.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 4:58 pm
Oh this is horrifying and tragic news! Thank you, Cal. Why aren't the people of these countries taking action. They need petitions and action to protect the Dead Sea before it's too late. Ugh! Is there anything on this planet humans can't destroy?
 

Betsy Bee (1051)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 5:43 pm
Sad. Sad for all of the oceans too and sad for the rainforests.....vital systems to the whole ecology of this precious planet.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 5:56 pm
When I saw the Jordan River (about 5 years ago) it resembled nothing more than a stream.

 

LMj Sunshine (134)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 6:18 pm
Tragic, sad, heartbreaking...
 

Christeen Anderson (522)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 6:23 pm
Possibly.........................
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1662)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 8:43 pm
I'm not making light of the tradegy that has befallen the Dead Sea, but if my Granny were still alive she wouldn't belive the same Dead Sea that she fell into while on a church expedition with her friends, posed for a pic while sitting on a boulder, lost her balance, and fell into it. Her friends pulled her out though. I said: 'Granny, only you could fall into the Dead Sea and live to tell about it.' She'd be very sad if she knew. Thnx Cal.
 

Shawna S. (42)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 10:06 pm
Thanks for sharing Cal :")
 

Ros G. (92)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 10:06 pm
Thanks for the article Cal...next there will be water wars in this region..but then they have probably already started..."Water is Life" and they know it.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 12:35 am
We need to learn to care for our planet -- fast!
 

Frances Darcy (220)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 12:48 am
noted
 

Ken Y. (3)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 3:27 am
sad but more of the earth is on the brink...wake up the so called decision makers
 

Mari 's (1364)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 3:31 am
Very tragic and sad
 

Ros G. (92)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 5:08 am
Ken Y..we are the decision makers..you, me, everyone of us..see what happens when you let others take control because..it's all to hard...we hand over the decisions to others and that's what they come up with...can't blame them..they will always take the easy option..we reap what we sow.
 

Tom Tree (242)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 8:05 am

This is REALLY SCARY STUFF !
 

Jeaneen A. (148)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 9:32 am
Humanity seems determined to destroy itself through destroying the planet, insanity!
 

Carol D. (109)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 9:43 am
What a sad state of affairs I cant imagine the dead sea witout any water in it
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 10:35 am
So sad. Thanks for sharing
 

Shanti S. (0)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 12:05 pm
Thank you.
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 1:15 pm
When we move into a dessert and set up housekeeping, we need water. Water for food and hydration. Water for industry. We are not the only animal that will overpopulate to the point of extinction.But, we are supposed to be smart. We can see what were doing and have the knowledge to change the outcome. Why then do we continue to do more of the same? I guess we are NOT that smart.

There is an effort to pipe the Mediterranean into the Dead Sea to return the water. But, it'll cost a lot of money and probably will not be done till the money is not used for armament.
 

Dave C. (216)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 1:38 pm
sad, but not surprising.
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 5:09 pm
I hope so!
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 5:11 pm
that is, I hope it will be saved!
 

Ros G. (92)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 2:53 am
I agree with Hartson...they move into a desert to set up housekeeping..if it does work out..in this case water..then they should move-out or a the very least reduce the population dramatically..we are not dealing with ignorant herdsmen here...well possibly...maybe???
 

Nimue Pendragon (257)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 6:02 pm
Glad I saw it and swam in it while is was still there.
 
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