Parting Waters

Of all the miracles in the book of Exodus, the most impenetrable to scientific reasoning would seem to be the parting of the Red Sea. By comparison, the Ten Plagues are fodder for a high school Enviro syllabus: Toxic algal blooms or “red tides,” like the annual scourge in Lake Erie, can lead to mass die-offs of marine life – potentially producing an invasion of frogs and the disease-laden insects that they would otherwise have eaten. But who has ever seen waters part so that a crowd of people could cross on dry land? The answer: Climatologists.