Dead Sea drying up? That’s so 120,000 years ago

14.11.2011                      17.Cheschwan. 5772

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Dead Sea drying up? That's so 120,000 years ago

Drilling below the sea floor shows a roller-coaster ride for the region's climate.

The Dead Sea may be drying up, but research by Israeli scientists and colleagues abroad shows that the water has risen and fallen by hundreds of meters over the past 200,000 years.
The goal is to study the region's climactic history and forecast possible changes in the future. The project should also provide rich information on the region's seismic history and conditions in the area that influenced human development….