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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-20-07 10:21 PM
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1. *sigh*
WHY aren't they building wave/wind/solar-powered desalination plants??? For that matter, why aren't WE?

Short-sighted fools....

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  -Australia's epic drought: The situation is grim: RestoreGore  Apr-20-07 10:18 PM   #0 
  - *sigh*  silverweb   Apr-20-07 10:21 PM   #1 
  - Because they're too busy expanding coal export facilities  hatrack   Apr-20-07 10:24 PM   #3 
  - Because the science hasn't advanced far enough...  Orsino   Apr-21-07 07:59 AM   #13 
  - How far advanced does it have to be?  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 10:27 AM   #23 
  - Far enough that the MSM can't shout it down.  Orsino   Apr-21-07 10:34 AM   #24 
     - Sad isn't it? Why can't we shout back? n/t  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 10:37 AM   #26 
  - Science is NEVER absolute. You go with the preponderance of evidence at the time.  WinkyDink   Apr-21-07 12:16 PM   #39 
     - Well, sure. WE do.  Orsino   Apr-21-07 06:58 PM   #51 
  - Too little too late..Why didn't they do this in the seventies?  Toots   Apr-21-07 10:37 AM   #25 
  - Because they're "politicians" n/t  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 10:39 AM   #27 
  - Because currently down here,,,  foreigncorrespondent   Apr-21-07 10:47 AM   #28 
     - Any talks about privatizing the water system there?  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 11:02 AM   #31 
     - Been privatized already!  foreigncorrespondent   Apr-21-07 07:28 PM   #54 
     - what water restrictions  marions ghost   Apr-21-07 11:14 AM   # 
     - The last I heard for Melbourne...  foreigncorrespondent   Apr-21-07 07:23 PM   #53 
     - We're on stage three restrictions here in Canberra...  Violet_Crumble   Apr-21-07 07:32 PM   #55 
        - Draining wetlands? Like they did in Louisiana? Like the Dutch and US Army are going back on doing?  Leopolds Ghost   Apr-21-07 08:13 PM   #57 
        - I'm not sure what they did in Louisiana, but this is what they're going to do here...  Violet_Crumble   Apr-21-07 08:37 PM   #60 
        - what should they have done earlier?  marions ghost   Apr-22-07 10:54 AM   #65 
        - It's not the irrigation causing the problem it's the irrigation method  RestoreGore   Apr-22-07 03:09 PM   #69 
        - I wish there was something we could do here to help you  RestoreGore   Apr-22-07 03:05 PM   #68 
           - No they didn't  Djinn   Apr-22-07 08:35 PM   #73 
              - Australia never ratified the Kyoto Treaty  RestoreGore   Apr-23-07 05:39 AM   #77 
  - The Bush admin might sell some water. Try em.  Skink   Apr-20-07 10:23 PM   #2 
  - Sell it? Yes, at a VERY HIGH price. n/t  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 10:23 AM   #22 
  - From where?  XemaSab   Apr-21-07 11:01 AM   #30 
  - Also withering: Iberia  Pigwidgeon   Apr-20-07 10:25 PM   #4 
  - Yes, they have as well as China now as parts of Africa  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 09:55 AM   #16 
     - So true  Pigwidgeon   Apr-21-07 12:25 PM   #41 
  - Of course, bushlapdog howard is  zidzi   Apr-20-07 10:32 PM   #5 
  - This is worrisome. Though I doubt it's the  WiseButAngrySara   Apr-20-07 10:47 PM   #6 
  - Katrina was possibly a climate change event and there is also  jwirr   Apr-20-07 11:32 PM   #7 
  - Exactly. And all the fires of late... n/t  WiseButAngrySara   Apr-21-07 12:12 AM   #9 
  - I agree. It's the first one grave enough to get the attention. n/t  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 09:57 AM   #17 
     - Unlike, say, Katrina  Leopolds Ghost   Apr-21-07 08:16 PM   #58 
        - I agree with you about that  RestoreGore   Apr-22-07 03:11 PM   #70 
  - I wonder if it's karma for the horrible animal rights bills they placed  ends_dont_justify   Apr-20-07 11:34 PM   #8 
  - no.  QuestionAll   Apr-21-07 06:37 AM   #11 
  - I pity this planet which doesn't deserve our wrath n/t  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 09:58 AM   #18 
  - Wow!  foreigncorrespondent   Apr-21-07 10:52 AM   #29 
  - we all need to be paying attention to this ... & not so judgmental  marions ghost   Apr-21-07 06:18 AM   #10 
  - True. This country still emits more CO2  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 09:59 AM   #19 
  - It could happen here too.  InvisibleTouch   Apr-21-07 07:53 AM   #12 
  - Plant trees and shrubs - I tried to get away from saying that awful  jwirr   Apr-21-07 09:20 AM   #14 
  - It most definitely could happen here  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 10:05 AM   #20 
  - The farmers are having real tough  bikebloke   Apr-21-07 09:23 AM   #15 
  - Yes, it is tragic n/t  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 10:06 AM   #21 
  - OMG! How sad. ....n/t  WiseButAngrySara   Apr-21-07 12:00 PM   #35 
  - Well, THAT will eventually solve the problem.......  kestrel91316   Apr-21-07 07:22 PM   #52 
  - Just as I suspected...  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 11:07 AM   #32 
  - Entry to my blog on recycled water  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 11:14 AM   #33 
  - They are also experiencing drought in Vietnam as well as Afghanistan  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 11:21 AM   #34 
  - Thanks so much for the links and info. Your posts are always  WiseButAngrySara   Apr-21-07 12:02 PM   #36 
     - Thank you and I sure will n/t  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 04:34 PM   #44 
  - Are we ever going to limit family size.  Gregorian   Apr-21-07 12:11 PM   #37 
  - good point  marions ghost   Apr-21-07 01:55 PM   #42 
  - Very good point  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 04:50 PM   #46 
  - Yes, but historically developed nations have used a disproportionate  entanglement   Apr-22-07 08:29 PM   #71 
     - So basically we are screwed  RestoreGore   Apr-22-07 08:35 PM   #72 
        - Honestly, it looks bad now - but IF (and this is a big IF) we solve the energy crisis  entanglement   Apr-22-07 08:53 PM   #75 
           - Oh, I sure know that. The World Bank has that covered already  RestoreGore   Apr-22-07 09:03 PM   #76 
  - And some nutty woman with eight kids has the nerve to  Ilsa   Apr-21-07 06:19 PM   #49 
  - "The Prime Minister, John Howard, a hardened climate-change sceptic", said:  WinkyDink   Apr-21-07 12:13 PM   #38 
  - I guess he will have to come to terms with his skepticism at some point. At least that's good. n/t  live love laugh   Apr-21-07 12:18 PM   #40 
  - Water wars  JNelson6563   Apr-21-07 02:07 PM   #43 
  - What a comforting thought  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 04:46 PM   #45 
     - Hey I'm with you there  JNelson6563   Apr-21-07 06:42 PM   #50 
  - Living With Water Scarcity-World Must Act Now  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 06:02 PM   #47 
  - Report in 2003 showed human link to warming in Australia  RestoreGore   Apr-21-07 06:10 PM   #48 
  - Notice how he isn't asking wealthy Aussie urbanites to cut back on their Water Use.  Leopolds Ghost   Apr-21-07 08:08 PM   #56 
  - so, why aren't govts working on desalination technology to process sea water?  kineta   Apr-21-07 08:32 PM   #59 
  - It is expensive and expends much CO2  RestoreGore   Apr-22-07 08:54 AM   #62 
  - And I find it a bit shortsighted  Rydz777   Apr-21-07 08:37 PM   #61 
  - kick for Earth Day  marions ghost   Apr-22-07 10:19 AM   #63 
  - 2nd kick for Earth Day  RestoreGore   Apr-22-07 02:04 PM   #66 
  - global warming is not real  leftofthedial   Apr-22-07 10:31 AM   #64 
  - They have had to go to Desalination plants with windpower  lovuian   Apr-22-07 02:33 PM   #67 
     - desalination plants in the U.S.  RestoreGore   Apr-22-07 08:45 PM   #74 
 

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