Interesting Article - California Water

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Couple of things....
1. If you are thirsty you might not pay half a penny per gallon of desalinated water (anyone ever taste this stuff? My Brudder says it is salty) but you probably already pay $1.000 for a plastic bottle of tap water.

2. Anyone see the recent story about an Israeli company condensing water from air? They have little units and big units...claim the water is absolutely pure...going to look into this....
 

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This shows the Carlsbad desalinization plant and there's more plants being built.
lol carbon footprint of zero? those people are high. theyll find themselves in an energy feed loop.

no matter which method is used, desalination requires a large anount of energy even today and costs 2x what normal water treatment costs to produce. AND we all know what they do with the waste water brine.
 

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lol carbon footprint of zero? those people are high. theyll find themselves in an energy feed loop.

no matter which method is used, desalination requires a large anount of energy even today and costs 2x what normal water treatment costs to produce. AND we all know what they do with the waste water brine.
Another video said that they send the brine back to the ocean, since they only process 1/2 the ocean water volume that they intake.
It's just an overview that shows how they're alleviating water shortages.
What else can they do?
As they create more green energy in the future the carbon footprint will be reduced.
 

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Always amazes me that people in the American Southwest complain, the news media reports and sensationalizes, and gullible Americans fret over about drought in that region.

There's a reason that only a handful of tribes ever populated that area throughout history.

It's one of the most arid places on the continent.

Buy hey, let's not just populate it, let's OVER populate it.
Let's do, as 'modern humans', what nature & native tribes couldn't do, and what God himself didn't do, and place many millions of thirsty humans and animals that aren't native to the region there, and wonder why it's so danged BLAZING HOT & DRY ALL THE TIME...

Move to the desert, where the only water is piped in from hundreds or thousands of miles away, and complain about the heat & drought.
That's called 'outkicking your coverage' in football terms.

We humans think we're so smart. Never fails to amaze me.
 

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Another video said that they send the brine back to the ocean, since they only process 1/2 the ocean water volume that they intake.
It's just an overview that shows how they're alleviating water shortages.
What else can they do?
As they create more green energy in the future the carbon footprint will be reduced.
my point is, they wont be able to supply enough green energy to supply all of their ideas. they cant keep the power on as it is from their super restrictive policies. pumping brine water back into the ocean is fine for one plant, but what about a hundred plants or thousands of them around the world?

at this point in time with the technology, to say that the carbon foot print is zero is a flat out lie.
 

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yeah but the Navy has a sustainable and reliable power source on their vessels. something that cali does not have.
So maybe Californication should do the same.
If North Korea can make a nuclear weapon, California should be able to make fresh water out of salt water.
Have the homeless do it bucket by bucket.
 

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In 2019, CA had 11 desal plant with 10 more proposed.
Arizona is looking at building a plant with Mexico, and also one to treat in-state brackish water.
Texas has 49 municipal desal plants and are building the largest in the country in San Antonio.

Some of the shortages are caused by climate change and the lack of snowfall in the Rockies Colorado River basin.

 

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Never understood why people move to an arid part of the earth then complain. Same for heat, cold, or areas that will not grow food.
Water is a renewable resource. We will never run out because gravity keeps it on the planet. The kicker is one area can be overloaded but another has a shortage. Some research suggests earths water supply is actually increasing due to moisture emitted during volcanic eruptions.
Don’t choose Florida and ***** about the heat. Don’t live in Alaska and complain it’s cold. And finally don’t complain about lack of water while you choose to live in a fricking desert.
 

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