Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe
The lake is located at an altitude of almost two thousand meters
Emerald Bay. The name itself sounds enticing and promising
What do you draw your imagination? Green, the colors of young grass, quiet lake surface, sandy beach, green forests and crystal clear blue sky. In reality, the color of the gulf is very much dependent on the time of day and lighting, and then the reality may be different. No worse, just looking at the lake water, iridescent with all shades of blue from delicate blue to deep ultramarine, the tourist does not leave the thought that the name Sapphire Bay would suit this place much more.
Right in the middle of the lake is the border of two states - California and Nevada. On all sides, the lake is surrounded by mountain slopes and in winter, ski life is raging here. In the area of the lake there are a number of alpine ski resorts and recreation areas with gorgeous views of the snow-covered slopes. The lake is the second deepest lake in the United States and the eleventh deepest in the world. The shimmering lake surface in the sun, barely visible through coniferous trees - sometimes their branches intertwine so thickly that the lake completely disappears from sight. And a bright blue sky, a color that children usually paint.
Emerald Bay is the most photographed place on Lake Tahoe. Three miles long and one mile wide, the bay was originally called Eagle Bay, thanks to bald eagles, soaring up above the emerald-blue water surface. Further, thanks to the delightful color of the water, the bay received the current name. 10 thousand years ago, huge glaciers formed a relief around the Emerald Cove. When they came down from the surface of the mountains, boulders, rocks and soil accumulated in front and sides of the glacier. All this remained after the disappearance of glaciers and formed moraines.
What happens if there are no trees left on the planet? Currently, about 3 trillion trees grow on the planet, which together provide us with the necessary amount of oxygen, wood and even food. At the same time, it is believed that during their existence on the planet, people managed to cut down more than half of all vegetation that has grown on Earth. If we imagine that the remaining trees will be cut down at one time, then humanity will not die out immediately, since there is currently a small supply of oxygen in the planet's atmosphere. In order for a person to survive, he needs an oxygen concentration in the air of approximately 17%. Fortunately for us, the oxygen content in the Earth's atmosphere at the moment is 21%. In other words, about 200 years must pass before we use up all the necessary oxygen.
Lake Tahoe. Rest on the shores of the Emerald Bay
The road from the town of South Lake Tahoe to Emerald Bay takes only 20-30 minutes. Cruises on the lake on small boats is quite popular entertainment. A cruise on the lake takes two hours. On the way, the guide tells tourists about the lake, history, climate, etc. The island in the center is called Fannette Island. At one time he changed quite a few names, and many of them were more than exotic: Coquette, Baranoff, Dead Man's Island, Hermit's Island, and Emerald Isle. Fannette Island is the only island in the whole lake.
After a scenic excursion on the water, it is worth going upstairs to the viewing platforms, where you can see the panoramas on Lake Tahoe, the bay, the island and the mountains surrounding the lake. If you take a good look at the island, you can see a strange-looking turret - this is all that remains of the "Tea House", built in 1929. It was built on the mainland, and then transported by boat to the island.
Emerald Bay is an amazing place, truly a jewel and one of the highlights of Lake Tahoe. If you happen to be in those parts, then spend a few hours there; I assure you, you will not regret. It doesn't matter what time of year or day you arrive at the park. On the lake you can spend a few days. There is something to do here.
On Lake Tahoe you can find several beaches. The water in the lake is quite cold, so swimming is possible, but not quite comfortable. Nevertheless, the beach is full of people and quite a lot of swimmers. In addition, the coast is a great place for recreation and a picnic, and for lovers of active rest there is an opportunity to rent a boat or scooter and go ahead to the open spaces of the lake.
Immediately after the disappearance of trees, the Earth will begin to destroy man. Floods will sharply become more frequent, extremely rapid soil erosion will occur, which will lead to the death of most crops. The rapid flow of water into rivers will lead to the death of a large number of plants and aquatic animals. Immediately after the floods, droughts will occur, resulting in a shortage of drinking water and a sharp reduction in the flora and fauna of the planet. Is it possible to survive without trees? Maybe. But not for a very long time.
The notion of climate as a certain physical and geographical characteristic of territories has existed for a very long time, that is, along with notions of the relief structure, of the water regime, of the state of vegetation of a certain region, there was an idea that a certain meteorological regime is typical for it, certain conditions. And it was important to know both for agriculture and for military purposes, when some operations were planned. The climate in coastal areas, on the seas and oceans was important for sailors. And this knowledge has been accumulated over hundreds of years and somehow accumulated both in the traditions and in the records, and later in atlases, maps, and climatology in this sense was a science in a typical average state. What happens to climate in the modern era? The climate is changing, and it can be said specifically that climate warming is taking place - this is the so-called global warming. We are talking about the fact that everywhere, in every region of the globe, it is true, at different speeds, but there is a certain, so to speak, regular increase in temperature. This increase in temperature was especially pronounced in the 70-90s of the XX century, when, in fact, this idea appeared.
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