Drying of the Aral Sea called a "shocking disaster" by UN's Ban Ki-moon

Monday, April 05, 2010

Remember this post from a few days ago on Lake Urmia in Iran? I noted that at least the drying there wasn't as severe as that found in the Aral Sea, which has seen some pretty drastic drying over the past decades.

Just a few days later, the UN's Ban Ki-moon is due visiting Uzbekistan where he has toured the Aral by helicopter and called the drying of the lake (a total of 90% of its original volume) a "shocking disaster".

Turkey's TRT has a few images here of the area from yesterday.

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