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posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by voyagerboy
reply to post by W3RLIED2
 


Saying that water is "never going to run out" is in some ways true because of the earth's water cycle. However, with the population increasing the way it is, there will at some point not be enough to supply everyone at once...

VB


Since when is a smiley face snarky?

In regards to the above, the fact is that when water gets scarce, humans die. It's not just earths water cycle, it's the normal cycle of life. And once again, the whole planet is water, it just needs to be made potable... Which is easy.

As for Asia, I would worry too much....
. Lake Baikal isn't going to dry up any time soon either.... That's roughly 20 percent of the planets fresh surface water.




posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:32 PM
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We are also going to have to change our eating habits because some things use to much water to make for example chocolate (sorry girls) which takes 24 THOUSAND litres of fresh water to produce 1kg.
Like a cup of coffee? well that one cup uses 140 litres to produce.
Scary



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74
We are also going to have to change our eating habits because some things use to much water to make for example chocolate (sorry girls) which takes 24 THOUSAND litres of fresh water to produce 1kg.
Like a cup of coffee? well that one cup uses 140 litres to produce.
Scary


Agreed. Also; every adult person alive holds 10.5 gallons of water hostage 'til the day that they die.
Seven billion people really adds up, as I mentioned in my first post on this thread.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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Easy? is that why 3.5 million people die every year because they don't have a safe water supplies.
You mention potable water which means water safe to drink, we can't do it for 3.5 million people now what makes you think that we will do it for many more millions as the population increases.

water.org...

Oh and before you say "well lets just use desalination with the sea water" the problem is that the desalination of water requires a lot of energy. Salt dissolves very easily in water, forming strong chemical bonds, and those bonds are difficult to break. Energy and the technology to desalinate water are both expensive, and this means that desalinating water can be pretty costly.
Yes hopefully costs will come down and we can find more better ways how to do it but I fear it will be to little to late.
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posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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I would argue that it is far from "easy"- for not only logistical, but political reasons as well. But also, what on earth makes you think that Russia is going to all of a sudden agree to provide water to the poor souls in India or Africa from Lake Baikal? Money? And say that does happen, how does this water get from the purchasing upper class down to the rest of the country's citizens?

Did you read monkeyboy's articles?

VB



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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Water.... it's why the US government/CIA institute the plan to merge North America into a superstate. It goes back at least to 1964 and the documents were posted to UseNET in 1984. I will search for my copy ;-)

Libya is also another interesting situation. You do know Libya sits on one of the largest, if not the largest, fresh water aquifer in Africa.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by ofhumandescent
We already have to filter our drinking water and water prices have gone up.

Funny, water should be free..............but companies, corporations polluted it and now make us pay to clean it up.


Technically, you are not paying for the water, but rather the infrastructure that brings it to your faucet.

Just to be clear...



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by FugitiveSoul

Originally posted by AwakeinNM

Alrighty then, using your source, what would you say that an eyeball guesstimate would be for that area of decline in the arctic? Maybe 40%, 50%? Now how much higher have sea levels risen between the first graphic and the second? Centimeters?

So if it all melted, you'd get double the current rise in sea level, which would be maybe a few more centimeters, not tens of meters like you claim.



Where did I claim that sea levels would rise, let alone rise "10s of meters?" I never commented on that. I merely commented on the fact that the caps are disappearing. In fact, even though I've mentioned that the poles are shrinking, all of my posts thus far in this thread have been about the decrease in liquid water, not an increase.



Are you sure those represent the same season as well? Are they maximums or minimums? Lots of opportunity to spin the data here.


They're both winter. Here's a better example.




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It was yorkshirelad who said that Greenland ice melt would cause sea levels to rise 7.2 meters, and Antarctica melt would cause a 61 meter rise in sea levels. Really ridiculous claims. If all the ice in Antarctica were to melt, we'd have much bigger problems to worry about than sea levels.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by ButterCookie
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I think that we can still enjoy water the way we do, as long as we implement some form of population control.

That's the pink elephant in the room.


Why do we need population control? are we running out of space or something? Oh wait were not...


On topic: I agree with the OP there is a water crisis even in first world countries. Luckily though with some of the quick research i found googling im not to worried about it there some pretty cool inventions to that altough expensive will over time become cheaper to produce.

Whisson WindmillWhisson Windmill


The Whisson Windmill is a device that extracts clean drinking water from the atmosphere. It does this by drawing air in past a fan, whose blades are cooled by refrigerant. Because the blades are cooler than the air, water in the air condenses into a liquid, which is collected. It was invented by Max Whisson, a retired medical specialist who lives in Australia.


Deslination


Desalination, desalinization, or desalinisation refers to any of several processes that remove some amount of salt and other minerals from saline water. More generally, desalination may also refer to the removal of salts and minerals,[1] as in soil desalination.[2]
According to the International Desalination Association, in 2009 14,451 desalination plants operated worldwide, producing 59.9e6 cubic metres (2.12×109 cu ft) per day, a year on year increase of 12.3%.[4] The world's largest desalination plant is the Jebel Ali Desalination Plant (Phase 2) in the United Arab Emirates.
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posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 06:24 PM
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it is so easy to fix this.
build lots of under ground water tanks.
they only need 4 feet of earth on top.
this stops freezing.

and the rain over years will fill them.
so when the problem would start.
you have full tanks of water.

it would take 2 years to build.

but in england when we have no rain.
they do a hose pipe ban!!!



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 06:26 PM
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Yes we are running out of space...the space to grow all of our food we need decent land to grow crops and we will not have enough in the future, we are running out of soil..yes among water it is soil that we do not have enough of.

rupert-taylor.suite101.com...

www.dieoff.org...

Yes hopefully the technology you have mentioned can help us but they take a lot of energy to use and with oil running out also its going to cost a lot more money just to get the basic things in life we need.

Most of this is caused by our population growing to fast and to big but I don't have any answers to do with that.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 06:26 PM
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There is actually plenty of water here in Canada.

And, not only that. But tons of ocean.

And it only takes (conventional) platforms self powered by wave and tide to desalinate and pipe in pure ocean water.

It only takes (disclosed real energy) tesla coils to not only power desalination but to neutralize all toxins.

Please note, it rains here 24/7.

So TPTB can peddle their CRAPOLA elsehwere and its going to be time to take them to high court for treason and throw them in jail, however, BULLHORNS in ther ears day and night, would be nice too. I watched their expressions when Alex Jones uses them, they are appalled by them, their poor dignified demonic ears are too tender for such barbarism.

Murderers, abusers and slavers need jail time.

Edit to add, maybe I should separate the sin from the sinner, and say, those who act like demon's, ears!!!!
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posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74


Oh and before you say "well lets just use desalination with the sea water" the problem is that the desalination of water requires a lot of energy. Salt dissolves very easily in water, forming strong chemical bonds, and those bonds are difficult to break. Energy and the technology to desalinate water are both expensive, and this means that desalinating water can be pretty costly.
Yes hopefully costs will come down and we can find more better ways how to do it but I fear it will be to little to late.
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I can turn any solar trough type solar electrical plant into a solar distillation plant and make power at the same time.
en.wikipedia.org...
I can do this just by adding one extra collection tube to the collectors.and running the heat from that to a distiller.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 08:50 PM
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Libya is also another interesting situation. You do know Libya sits on one of the largest, if not the largest, fresh water aquifer in Africa.
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I didn't know that it is indeed interesting.
The Coalition was very anxious to overthrow Gaddafi. I wonder if this was another reason for the 'yes lets attack' side of the list.

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posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by phantomjack

Originally posted by ofhumandescent
We already have to filter our drinking water and water prices have gone up.

Funny, water should be free..............but companies, corporations polluted it and now make us pay to clean it up.


Technically, you are not paying for the water, but rather the infrastructure that brings it to your faucet.

Just to be clear...

Do you have proof, a link?
All water bills I have seen charge per gallon used,
not for infrastructure by the foot or volume of the lines.
I would like you to proof the fact, and use your testimony,
in a court of law that I have not been charged properly.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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A lot of this problem is caused by mismanagement of water resources. Governments should stop selling the water to industry, especially companies like Coca Cola who turn the water into poisonous drinks.

Access to clean potable water is a serious problem that requires serious solutions.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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This is one of the most disgusting concepts ever created by man.
Lets install meters to see what that human body is willing to pay for the privileged of water intake.
Then lets measure mans discharge of water and food and charge him for his human waste.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:21 PM
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I just don't understand why this isn't more of a focus for scientific research....desalination... I mean we can pump oil across a damn continent, so why can't we pump ocean water into the vast amount of desert's in the southwest, and create solar desalination plants??? And then we have leftover salts that probably can be harvested for nutrients... or we could just give all the salt's to Monsanto farmers, to dump on there crops as they do now... LOL.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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There was a point in human history
where people became slaves just for the privilege of water.
And when they begin discussing how they want to control water again.
How close are we to slavery again?



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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I will not be mislead by a group of people with pitchers of water,
on their desk at any time,
discussing the water problems of Humankind.
So show me one link or story where water was interrupted to the people sitting at the UN?
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