Aral Sea: The sea that dried up in 40 years - BBC News

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Aral Sea: The sea that dried up in 40 years - BBC News5
The disappearance of the Aral Sea in Central Asia is one of the world's greatest man-made disasters. In Kazakhstan, with the help of the World Bank, more than $80million have been spent trying to save the most northern part of the sea but this has only benefited a few hundred people. In this film, we speak to people still living in deserted fishing ports, to see how their lives have changed, and to find out whether they believe that they'll ever see the sea again.

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"Maybe my grandchildren's grandchildren will see water here." I don't know but that made me teary.

Author — Rome Blanchard


"Humans didn't do this it was a natural process!"- every commenter ever

If you payed attention you'd understand that the Soviets diverted the water sources that fed the sea, and the dry Kazakhstani climate just helped dry it up

Author — MrLoneWolf009


Central Asia is still in a tight grip of Russia and increasingly, China. That's why we hardly hear about them. Its like the most mysterious part of the world.

Author — Carnage Kabuto


…………40 years forward. Central Valley California. Same mismanagement of resources, same useless thirsty crops and a population in denial.

Author — Raymond Pfaff


Beautiful documentary, haunting images...

Author — S Brian Chong


Thanks to BBC that opens human eyes in other side of the world. Glory to God now, my country is began grow up, after such hard years that our elders suffered.



Aral sea, hmmmm.
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Author — Prithvi Raj


Save Our Planet through Sharing, Justice and Peace for all.

Author — Vance H


Got me thinking. If Earth is just a giant interconnected bowl of water, could we direct water there? Because sea level is increasing too damn high in some country.

Author — yaadit vlog


Very Sad to hear that an old lady was never gave up on water to return.

Author — Lalthawhpuia vtc


This is the result of soviet union's backward ideas about the rivers that fed the aral.

Author — Ash A


Central Asia is so fascinating and beautiful.

Author — Ankita Verma


Our ancestors call it karma . Do what u want say what u want .. but karma comes can no body can stop it .

Author — Anand Nalawade


You can use the Salton Sea for energy since salt can produce energy build powerplant there

Author — Aaron Marcus


Stop calling it a sea. It's now a desert.

Author — 101ers77


I want to live there and help the people who is struggling to to be will be a time when I 'll cme and help

Author — World through the LENSES


Just out curiosity, is there oil under the sand beds?

Author — Queen Bulova


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Author — Pk Drive


We are heading towards our end now. This is a very sad situation. If we keep on disrespecting our environment and mother nature's gifts, soon we will be left with nothing. Only a void will exist.

Author — Prabhjot kaur


Excellent camera work. One of the best I've seen so far.

Author — vishal narain