The red sea
More than 2,000 years ago, the Jordan River flowed into the Mediterranean Sea. But about 13 times since then, the river has reversed its path, sometimes abruptly. Today it’s flowing into the Nile River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists are confident that the sea will keep turning brown (with all its algae) until approximately 2050 when ocean water temperatures will have dropped enough for the RED List to be reduced.
The question is: How much longer can we afford to wait before we take action?
Population growth and consumption are what brought the issue of our changing climate onto the global agenda in the first place. And solutions depend largely on how prepared countries are.
While some efforts have been made to educate people about the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this knowledge has not yet spread widely.
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The discovery of the red sea
For years, scientists have debated about when the Nile River changed the color of the water in its basin from blue to reddish-brown. Some studies suggest it was caused by volcanic activity, while others believe that it happened because the Romans extracted large amounts of the Mediterranean’s saltwater for their inland empire.
However, an Italian research team led by Luca Colombo concludes that the red coloration is due to iron oxide particles suspended in the river waters. They found traces of those same particles in the mud along the shores of Lake Avernus, near the ancient city of Venus, as well as thousands of tiny grains of clay circulating throughout the Nile Delta region.
The researchers say both these elements contributed to making the water turn reddish-brown. And they claim that since the Roman era, heavy metals such as copper were dumped into the lake, which then flowed through underground streams feeding the Mediterranean. These could have kicked up even more sediment, further darkening the water.
The origin of the red sea
The red color is due to high levels of iron in the water.
The red seawater appears as soon as there are 15~20 miles (24 km) between you and the shore. After that, it’s called the red sea.
Where does all this iron come from? It comes from rivers that empty into the ocean. These streams run dry during periods of drought, allowing more minerals to be washed away and enter the water supply.
During times of heavy rain, even larger amounts of mineral dust are pushed into the river system and carry them farther out to the sea.
This process has been happening for millions of years, but we have only become aware of it recently thanks to environmental scientists who research these systems regularly.
They also help us understand how landscapes affect living things, which includes everything from individual organisms to entire ecosystems.
What happens when all the freshwater flow into the ocean? Where does the saltwater go? Many people do not realize that the amount of rainfall alone can influence the chemistry of our waters. As mentioned earlier, deserts contain less moisture than other areas. This means that they don’t produce as much dissolved oxygen or nitrogen gas, both of which contribute to green algae growth.
When groundwater is pumped up to the surface, such as in landfills or built environment projects like cities, methane, another gas that contributes to algal
The turning point of the red sea
There was once a very large lake called the Aral Sea. In fact, it was so-called ‘the largest natural body of water on Earth’. It covered over 1.25 million hectares (3.0 sq miles) and was connected to the Mediterranean Sea.
However, human activities such as irrigation gradually reduced the size of the lake. By the 1970s, half the original lake had been used for agriculture.
Finally, in 1976, the entire lake was completely drained using pumps, reducing its size by about 70 percent.
This means that there was no longer an excess of water in what is now known as the Arabian Peninsula, which encompasses southern Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.
When rain does happen, it causes rivers to flow towards the ocean. With no lakes to fill, these rivers simply drain into the nearest river or stream, which in this case is the Persian Gulf.
But when rains stop, the flow from these streams slows down. As they slow, they begin pulling in saltwater from the oceans around their shores.
Meanwhile, the land continues drying out; without bodies of water taking in fresh water, the level falls.
Eventually, the only places with fresh water are those containing islands where rainfall is limited, and the groundwater provides some of them with drinkable water.
Many regional conflicts originate from dryness, famine and poverty caused by
The effect of the turning point
Within 20 years, the shoreline at Suakin had changed considerably. For several centuries, the sea had been eating away the coast and then, about 12,500 years ago, it ate into the central area of what was once ancient Sudan as well. This all happened very fast, which is why there are no older records of these changes.
However, we do know that by around 11,000 B.C., the sea was already high enough to begin eroding the east bank of the Nile. And this continued until around 5400 BC when the sea started dropping silt instead of sand onto the land.
This change must have occurred because clay deposits were discovered in the same place where the Nile enters Africa! So water with clay inside it must have come from somewhere. It most likely came from the Arabian Peninsula.
This new kind of water made it easier for the people living along the dry eastern edge of the African continent to grow crops there. As a result, they had more food, which meant better health care and less disease, also meaning better health care and education.
And since these areas were now closer to Egypt, their cultures also began to influence Egyptians more. This may be how mathematics, writing, art, architecture, and other cultural traits from Egypt were spread across North Africa.
The future of the red sea
Most people are familiar with the story of Noah’s Ark. According to Genesis chapters 70 and 71, God told Noah to build an ark for the purpose of saving all living things – plants, animals, bugs and humans.
However, there was more information added to the story over time. In the first century BC, Berosus wrote a book called “The Prophecies of Agathias” in which he claimed that Babylon had appointed officers to watch over the building of the ark by Noah. There were also additions made about the length of time it took to complete the project.
Furthermore, there were additional prophecies reportedly written across several ancient manuscripts that predict the end of the world will occur in one specific year (not including 2017). These include reports from Josephus, Esdras, Cyril of Alexandria, among others.
Finally, there is an apocryphal account found in Matthew 22:7 wherein Jesus compares the holy spirit to water, saying those who believe and do not have secular sources of fresh water available to them cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.
Many modern-day theologians claim this prophecy has already been fulfilled. A combination of human caused environmental issues and religious beliefs leading up to the establishment of other religions being part of the solution rather than the problem.
In summary, multiple pieces of literature mention a series of events that led up to the destruction of the city of Rome and the Atlantic
The story of the red sea
There is a children’s song that tells the famous tale of the turning of the red sea. In this version, God sent two angels to turn some rocks once used as landmarks for travelers.
One angel turned the stones upside down, and made them seem small.
The other angel put his hand into one of the stone holes and took out something shiny – like gold! -–
Together they gave twelve tired men (who had been walking all day) enough money to buy new clothes and boards home.
Of course, it was only sand underneath those big stones.
But by then, the sailors did not know how wise the pilgrims who came before them had be….
——Webster Groves High School 2011——
Summary of the story of the red sea
The Bible tells us that at one time, there was no sea in this part of Africa. Only land. And over time, water slowly rose until it reached the area around Malawi, growing the plants that now make the Nile River red.
Over many years, the ocean kept rising along the African coast. At some points, the water was only a few feet away from the land, but it never made its way any further up. It just stayed where it was, making the areas near the shore become more salty.
Finally, about 6,000 years ago, water began to escape our planet. The reasons why are still a matter of debate, but carbon dioxide emissions certainly helped! This gas is released when people run engines or burn fuels.
The Sinai Peninsula or simply Sinai is a peninsula in Egypt. It lies close to the southern edge of the Arabian Plate, just inside the Nile Delta. Between it and the mainland of Egypt is the Gulf of Suez (also known as the Ismailia Bay).
On June 5, 2015, President Barack Obama declared that around 65,000 Egyptian soldiers stationed in Libya would be removed within the next 60 days. This was followed by a pledge from France that its troops would also be withdrawn by July 1. All these military forces were there at the order of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
However, it seems they have become an unwanted burden for Egypt. Recent reports indicate that only around half have been sent back home and are ready to fight alongside their fellow Egyptians. Others have reportedly begun attacking migrant workers near the border.
More than 200 protesters have been killed with nearly 100 being sentenced to death since August 13th when clashes broke out between protesters and security force members. There have even been cases where police officers have shot civilians who crossed into Gaza area which has led to accusations that cops helped civilians shoot each other. Only time will tell if these migrants will ever return to their native country and join the rest of the army while fighting against Hamas.