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 Post subject: Let's flood the desert with water...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:04 am 
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NBC ran a story about an idea from a group called "Y Combinator".

Y Combinator came up with the brilliant idea of filling 1.7 million acres of desert with 2-meter-deep pools of water....all for the low, low price of $50 trillion.
Necessary to desalinate all that water necessary to fill up the desert with 2 meters of water would " require an electrical grid far greater than the one Earth now devotes to all other uses."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wo ... ng-n934551



Yeah.........let's get right on that project....... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Let's flood the desert with water...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:55 am 
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It would be a lot cheaper to drain the Libyan aquifer and plant trees all over Southern Lybia.

There is also the Quattara depression in Egypt which could be filled with Nile fresh water or seawater from the Med via gravity but it would require some serious tunneling. The advantage is you could generate electricity for decades,

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:09 pm 
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jack t ripper wrote:
It would be a lot cheaper to drain the Libyan aquifer and plant trees all over Southern Lybia.

There is also the Quattara depression in Egypt which could be filled with Nile fresh water or seawater from the Med via gravity but it would require some serious tunneling. The advantage is you could generate electricity for decades,

Planting trees to Sahara would be beneficial in many ways. And there is a huge amount fresh water under Sahara.

Make Sahara Green Again, MSGA. ;)

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Anyone that thinks this is a good idea should be sure to visit the shithole known as the Salton Sea.

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CatLover7 wrote:
Anyone that thinks this is a good idea should be sure to visit the shithole known as the Salton Sea.
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Salton Sea is just peanuts, the USSR can do more, can do it better. Communism beats capitalism. :roll:

Aral Sea fishing boats.

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How a big lake disappears.

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A: We answer: soviet dwarf is bigger because everything is bigger in the USSR.


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Ah...but think of the new productive farmland.

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Ah...but think of the new productive farmland.


I presume that the biggest bullseye for such a project would be North Africa (the Sahara Desert).
We've already seen how well Africa deals with managing "productive farmland" See Rhodesia---->Zimbabwe

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jack t ripper wrote:
Ah...but think of the new productive farmland.

As if a salt lake would be productive farmland. :lol:

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chijohnaok wrote:
jack t ripper wrote:
Ah...but think of the new productive farmland.


I presume that the biggest bullseye for such a project would be North Africa (the Sahara Desert).
We've already seen how well Africa deals with managing "productive farmland" See Rhodesia---->Zimbabwe

But you are thinking about Siebenbürgen, not Rhodesia. ;)

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nero wrote:
chijohnaok wrote:


I presume that the biggest bullseye for such a project would be North Africa (the Sahara Desert).
We've already seen how well Africa deals with managing "productive farmland" See Rhodesia---->Zimbabwe

But you are thinking about Siebenbürgen, not Rhodesia. ;)


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I am not.

I will acknowledge that there may appear to be some resemblance between stealing farmer's land in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and the collectivization of farmland in Romania (however in the former the land has been distributed to ANC party followers while in the latter the farmland was taken for the government).
In the case of Siebenburgen the productive farmers took the opportunity to flee en masse once the Iron Curtain fell.

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