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Jordan River could die by 2011: report

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posted on May, 2 2010 @ 08:29 PM
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Jordan River could die by 2011: report


The once mighty Jordan River, where Christians believe Jesus was baptised, is now little more than a polluted stream that could die next year unless the decay is halted, environmentalists said on Monday.

The famed river "has been reduced to a trickle south of the Sea of Galilee, devastated by overexploitation, pollution and lack of regional management," Friends of the Earth, Middle East (FoEME) said in a report.

More than 98 percent of the river's flow has been diverted by Israel, Syria and Jordan over the years.


Isn't there a religious prophecy that has to do with the Jordon river drying up?




posted on May, 2 2010 @ 08:35 PM
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I don't know about the prophecy, but the Middle East definitely has a problem if the river is in that bad of shape. I hope they are able to find a solution.



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 08:36 PM
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I need to slow down reading these threads.

When I first read this topic, I thought it said, "Joan Rivers could die by 2011".

Opps, my bad.



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 08:56 PM
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Its the Euphrates river(mentioned in bible and other prophecy), which is also drying up.
Euphrates Article



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 09:08 PM
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Ahhh...thank you for the clarification on that, none the less, these are the problems that should be focused on when it comes to the ME. I feel that if attention was devoted to more productive efforts, then maybe they'd forget all about their petty differences. Just a notion of course.

[edit on 5/2/2010 by UberL33t]



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 02:49 AM
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My girlfriend and I just had this same conversation earlier today. When one takes a moment to step back and analyze the data coming from every corner of the world it is conclusive: we are successfully murdering the globe with an ever increasing indifference.

The repercussions are so vast it's hard to imagine that people could be so indifferent but that is a discussion for another time. However, good point you made. If we took (US) half of the money we are spending on war and diverted to making an ecological difference, the globe would be much better off. I'm supposed to believe the culprit is emissions? Sure it has a piece in the puzzle, but let's be real. Corporate greed and layman lethargy are the issue.

It would be very nice to see countries come together under a flag of environmental prosperity, but it's not likely to happen. We are apparently blind to our own folly and it would seem (as of this moment anyways) that only the metaphorical beating rod will correct our blatant abuse of the planet and it's resources.

Kind of makes you ashamed to be a human being doesn't it?




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