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Planting a forest on the Aral's dried-out seabed

Geoff Riley

1st June 2018

Perhaps one of the largest environmental disasters of the second half of the 20th century is the desertification of the Aral Sea. This BBC clip looks at the effects of this on Uzbekhistan. It is disturbing, but symptomatic of the former Soviet Union's mismanagement of its resources.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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