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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 04:32 AM
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20. At SOME point, this will have to be done on a grand scale
Population is ever increasing, and fresh water is decreasing.

No fresh water, no life. It's that simple.

The sooner mankind gets busy with desalinization on a mass level, the better.
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  -Should Coastal States Start Building Desalination Plants to Supply Inland States With Water? Ghost in the Machine  Feb-13-08 07:20 PM   #0 
  - recycling every drop of water is a start  madrchsod   Feb-13-08 07:26 PM   #1 
  - It's expensive project.  itsrobert   Feb-13-08 07:27 PM   #2 
  - that's my understanding as well.  cbayer   Feb-13-08 07:36 PM   #5 
     - They really are not that expensive, most large fishing vessels have them  Bandit   Feb-14-08 08:27 AM   #28 
  - They couldn't pump enough water to affect sea levels  IDemo   Feb-13-08 07:29 PM   #3 
  - Used a lot more than "a certain extent" in Israeal  Jeffro40   Feb-13-08 10:21 PM   #15 
  - Richardson suggested a nationwide grid for water supply  Warpy   Feb-13-08 07:30 PM   #4 
  - Evidently, Richardson is unfamilar with the Aral Sea.  hedgehog   Feb-13-08 07:39 PM   #6 
     - moving info and pics but irrelevant to desalination of sea water  cloudythescribbler   Feb-13-08 10:15 PM   #13 
     - But not completely closed  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-14-08 05:06 AM   #24 
     - He just sat here in the southwest during our drought  Warpy   Feb-14-08 10:12 AM   #29 
  - Yes ASAP  TalkAgain   Feb-13-08 07:53 PM   #7 
  - Technology can't always rescue us from ourselves  Ezlivin   Feb-13-08 08:02 PM   #8 
  - Don't forget the REALLY big problem....  alittlelark   Feb-13-08 10:31 PM   #17 
     - How much energy do you think it takes?  Ghost in the Machine   Feb-14-08 02:09 AM   #18 
     - The price of bottled water has nothing to do with this  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-14-08 05:34 AM   #26 
        - "That's price gouging, isn't it?"  Ghost in the Machine   Feb-14-08 02:46 PM   #30 
     - The energy is mostly bi-product of electric production  JCMach1   Feb-14-08 04:53 AM   #23 
  - No, but I do encourage stillsuits like they had in Dune  wuushew   Feb-13-08 08:04 PM   #9 
  - If they do that, I think the inland states should build the plants  MiniMe   Feb-13-08 08:14 PM   #10 
  - Yes, build them (actually they might make MONEY off the inland states)  cloudythescribbler   Feb-13-08 10:16 PM   #14 
  - The Coastal States Wouldn't Be Bearing The Costs  Ghost in the Machine   Feb-13-08 10:22 PM   #16 
  - Polywell fusion could power these plants  FogerRox   Feb-13-08 08:18 PM   #11 
  - No need... normal energy production can desalinate as much as you want.  JCMach1   Feb-14-08 04:52 AM   #22 
  - Kuwait has little or no fresh water but it has lots of oil at least for a while. n/t  jody   Feb-13-08 08:18 PM   #12 
  - A few years ago the city of Santa Barbara was at risk of drying up  XemaSab   Feb-14-08 04:26 AM   #19 
  - At SOME point, this will have to be done on a grand scale  DFW   Feb-14-08 04:32 AM   #20 
  - Desalinization Plants are a good idea  JCMach1   Feb-14-08 04:51 AM   #21 
  - So to solve the problems caused by relentless consumption  NoMoreMyths   Feb-14-08 05:12 AM   #25 
  - Great post. If 'we' will not create solutions ... the global water consortium has plans ...  flashl   Feb-14-08 06:57 AM   #27 

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