TEHRAN – Environmentalists took up the 10-year problem on social media, posting photographs of the lakes and wetlands drying up throughout the nation, to lift consciousness concerning the devastating influence of local weather change on the setting, Mehr reported on Saturday.
The 10-year problem hashtag has just lately gone viral among the many social media customers, as individuals posted two photographs taken not less than ten years aside, to indicate how they haven’t aged a day, which has quickly become an ideal avenue towards exhibiting drastic modifications on earth resulting from temperature rise.
Lake Urmia is among the many environmental websites trending upwards by means of the problem, which has been shrinking at an unprecedented charge over the previous decade.
The amount of water which measured at 30 billion cubic meters dramatically decreased to half a billion cubic meters in 2013 and accordingly lake floor space of 5,000 sq. kilometers in 1997 shrunk to one-tenth of that to 500 sq. kilometers in 2013.
The photographs of Karoun River, the nation’s most prosperous and solely navigable river situated in Khuzestan province, taken again in 2009 after which 2019, exhibiting deep dryness of the river over the past decade additionally has raised considerations by means of the #10yearchallenge development.
Zayandehrud River in Isfahan province, struggling extreme lack of water resulting from extreme water withdrawal, grew to become one other main difficulty of the environmental problem.
Furthermore, Hamoun Lake within the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan has additionally drawn consideration of the environmentally-conscious customers on social networks.