Future Global Water Shortage.

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    I wanted to ask everyone, what is the United States of America , and the United Nations
    doing to effectively deal with the coming global drinking water shortage?.

    We are already experiencing drought in the western United States, and in East Africa.
    Clean Drinking water is in short supply for many nations through out the rest of the world.

    What is America and the rest of the world planing to do to deal with this coming water shortage.?
     
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    Of the more than 7,500 desalination plants in operation worldwide, 60% are located in the Middle East. The world's largest plant in Saudi Arabia produces 128 MGD of desalted water. In contrast, 12% of the world's capacity is produced in the Americas, with most of the plants located in the Caribbean and Florida. To date, only a limited number of desalination plants have been built along the California coast, primarily because the cost of desalination is generally higher than the costs of other water supply alternatives available in California (e.g., water transfers and groundwater pumping). However, as drought conditions occur and concern over water availability increases, desalination projects are being proposed at numerous locations in the state.

    Seawater Desalination CHAPTER ONE
     
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    Yes I know water desalination equipment is very expensive, but there will come a day in the future, when we will have a severe water shortage situation. Will the government take control of all water distribution at that point?
     
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    Let's see. I pay the City of Portland for my water right now. So am I to say that the government has control of my water? Of course, no one is keeping me from buying it in the stores, or collecting the runoff from my roof, either.

    So if coastal cities purchase the desalinization equipment, socialism has prevailed? Or just continued, since most municipalities have control of water and sewage at present.
     
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    What is China doing? Russia? The E.U.? Canada? Mexico? South America? What is Australia doing? India...
     
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    Change over to beer.

    Short of that I suggest that we turn the problem over to the UN.:gives:
     
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    We now have a serious water shortages in Venezuela.This was reported yesterday on the BBC world news.
     
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    Bullshit. I've been hearing this for 40 years.... we're gonna drown from too much water... there's gonna be not enough water... we're gonna burn to death... we're gonna freeze to death.

    They've never been right about ANYTHING. Only an idiot is paying any attention to these dipshits.
     
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    Ever hear of the "dust bowl"????

    Cars had been aound for... I dunno... MAYBE 30 years and there were MAYBE, MAYBE 1,000,000 WORLDWIDE?
     
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    So, are people arguing that water is actually disapearing? Where is it going? Are the Martians taking it? The Klingons?
     

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