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The Dead Sea Is Dying

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

- 1738 days ago -
Sinkholes. Habitat destruction. 
Perilously low water levels.
 Can a dying sea be saved?

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Debbie G (306)
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?

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
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 (139)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 5:56 pm
When I saw the Jordan River (about 5 years ago) it resembled nothing more than a stream.


James Merit (144)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 6:18 pm
Tragic, sad, heartbreaking...

Christeen A (371)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 6:23 pm

Barb Knight (1688)
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 (45)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 10:06 pm
Thanks for sharing Cal :")

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 12:35 am
We need to learn to care for our planet -- fast!

Frances Darcy (133)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 12:48 am

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 (1356)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 3:31 am
Very tragic and sad

TOM TREE (246)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 8:05 am


Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 9:32 am
Humanity seems determined to destroy itself through destroying the planet, insanity!

Past Member (0)
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 (24)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 10:35 am
So sad. Thanks for sharing

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

Hartson Doak (39)
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.

David C (129)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 1:38 pm
sad, but not surprising.

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

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

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 6:02 pm
Glad I saw it and swam in it while is was still there.
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