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Blue Dot 141: Saving The Dead Sea - Interview With PBS/NOVA Filmmakers Terri Randall & Avner Tavori


In this episode, Dave visits with Terri Randall and Avner Tavori, the two filmmakers responsible for the new PBS/NOVA documentary, Saving The Dead Sea. It's one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet and the lowest elevation on the land surface of the Earth.

It is imperiled by water diversions for a water thirsty region with Israel on the west and Jordan on the east. The film covers an audacious engineering plan to pipe water from the nearby Red Sea, desalinate it and pipe the brine water into the Dead Sea.

Will it work? Scientists, engineers and activists are interviewed in the film which features stunning cinematography of one of the most striking locales on the planet.

Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.