Seawater May be Drought Solution for One California City

May 5, 2014

  • May 5, 2014 at 6:27 pm
    Baxtor says:
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    Yep, you don’t want to pull any water out of the ocean. Then the global warming people will get upset that their sea levels aren’t rising as they predicted. So let the crops die for the enviromentalists. We can just start eating bugs.

    • May 6, 2014 at 6:31 pm
      C'mon, Baxtor says:
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      There’s a lot of protien in bugs. And some of them could be a meal in themselves!

    • May 7, 2014 at 10:03 am
      ExciteBiker says:
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      I really hope that was a joke…

      “Beyond the electricity required for the desalination facility itself, producing any new source of water, including through desalination, increases the amount of energy required to deliver and use the water produced as well as collect, treat, and dispose of the wastewater generated,” said Heather Cooley, co-director of the Pacific Institute Water Program and report author.

      Conservation and efficiency, by contrast, can help meet the anticipated needs associated with growth while maintaining or even reducing total energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.”

    • May 8, 2014 at 6:26 pm
      Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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      Bug tacos!

  • May 7, 2014 at 11:43 am
    Some Guy says:
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    This idea was floated back in the 80’s when there was a drought. But it got shelved ‘cuz it would have taken too long to build.

    ‘course…had they built it then, it’d be running now and the city wouldn’t have to worry.

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