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By the end of this century, billions are likely to be gripped by water stress and the stuff of life could be an unseen driver of conflict.
A future of Thirst
originally posted by: shapur
a reply to: Xeven
The countries with serious water shortage in the future are mainly located about a few thousand miles away from the melting fresh waters.So it would be very expensive to build a pipeline and harder to secure and maintain it,not to mention the pumping equipments involved in such massive operation.
originally posted by: BGTM90
The only thing is that most of the glaciers melt right into the oceans, which contaminates it whith salt. It's a good idea and creative thinking and might be doable at some locations but I don't think it's going to solve anything.
originally posted by: sdcigarpig
I suggested something similar to a senator once, and got shut down, cause she could see the justification of spending billions of dollars on the idea. But the idea was to build catchmen systems in the southeastern part of the country, which would catch the water from the massive amount of rains that it gets, along with where the storm drains are, and then shipping the water west to the drought ridden areas, to give them relief from the lack of water.
Needless to say the senator thought it was a bad idea, and could not see the benefits from such, such as the ability to prevent flooding in some areas that cost billions or the boost to the economy or how it would spur the economy in ways that were not thought of or about.
Most politicians do not think about the issues until it is too late and then pass bad laws to try to fix such.
that they have oil pipelines that stretch for Hundreds of Thousands of miles
originally posted by: bronco73
lol and of course in Saudi Arabia they are all reading this and slapping themselves in the head asking "Why didn't we think of that???? Now if only we could find a glacier"
originally posted by: JohnPhoenix
I think it's doable - Bigtime and a Great idea.
I also think desalinization plants are a great idea.
Both will cost billions of dollars anyway so cost of each is not an issue.
I say we should do Both.
There, now you guys don't have to argue over which one is better.