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Dead Sea Drying: A New Low-Point for Earth


Offbeat  (tags: Dead Sea, Water Shortage, Environmet, Middle East )


- 1102 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The surface level of the Dead Sea is falling by more than a metre a year , The Dead Sea, the salty lake located at the lowest point on Earth, is gradually shrinking under the heat of the Middle Eastern sun.



   

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Past Member (0)
Friday June 17, 2016, 1:05 pm
They ought to spread a reflective substance over the top--one that does allow for the sun to get through in some areas though. This is alarming, as are all other global warming, climate change events---that are just our imaginations working overtime!! Thanks for the horrid news--truth--Ray.
 

Animae C (509)
Friday June 17, 2016, 7:06 pm
SAD!!!

Thanx Ray
 

Roro l (0)
Saturday June 18, 2016, 2:30 pm
Thanks!
 

Birgit W (160)
Saturday June 18, 2016, 2:59 pm
How sad! Thanks Roy.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday June 18, 2016, 4:32 pm
Noted. Thanks, Ray.
Very informative article; wondering if the countries involved will agree on future plans.
 

Debra G (0)
Saturday June 18, 2016, 5:52 pm
"As the level drops, the density and saltiness are rising and will eventually reach a point where the rate of evaporation will reach a kind of equilibrium. So it might get a lot smaller, but it won't disappear entirely." What's sad is the number of dams on the Yarmouk River and Jordan River that deflect the tributary waters. Syria built them supposedly to punish Jordan for signing a peace agreement with Israel.
 

Glennis Whitney (393)
Saturday June 18, 2016, 9:48 pm
How very sad, Great article Thank you for caring and sharing. Ray.
 

Glennis Whitney (393)
Saturday June 18, 2016, 9:48 pm
So deplorable and sad, also very frightening. Thank you for caring and sharing. Ray.
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 2:57 am
Humans again.
 

Dianne D (490)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 5:26 pm
once the water is gone, so is all life on earth.
 

Ruth C (87)
Sunday June 19, 2016, 6:21 pm
Heartbreaking
 

Melania P (123)
Monday June 20, 2016, 12:35 pm
This is just beginning; time to pay back to nature!
 
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