Desalination technology, primarily reverse osmosis has matured and
become less expensive. In the NV desert there is certainly enough solar
energy available to power a large desalination plant. The issue of
course is getting sea water into such a landlocked location to be
desalinated. I expect unless we find a way to stop the ridiculous growth
all over the US, this issue is going to have to be addressed most
everywhere. There is no water shortage in the world, just a shortage of
potable water and in the future we're just going to have to make the
abundant sea water potable ourselves.
On Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:25:58 AM UTC-4, Pete C. wrote:
A lot of our problems would be solved by slowing population growth.
Unfortunately, some big ones would be made worse, ie the pyramid scheme
of social security. It's interesting that AFAIK, it has never come
up for any kind of debate. It's not mentioned, period. And as far
as population growth, right now you have illegals flooding across the
border, many in this country on the left like it and want totally open
Ask any christian (of any stripe) if there is a limit to how many people
can live on the earth, and they'll tell you no.
Because God wants perpetual human growth.
Because every time we seem to reach a breaking point, we create
technology that gets us to the next plateau.
The future of planet earth is that eventually there will be 2 living
organisms. Humans, and lakes of green slime that we pump our waste into
and that in turn we harvest to eat. The simplest of ecosystems, one
where the maximal amount of bio-available carbon atoms are devoted to
human life, giving the highest possible number of living humans on
planet earth. No other organisms will exist. Where there are no lakes
of green slime, there will be stark concrete, metal and plastic blocks
of human habitation, stretching for miles. Not a single other plant or
animal will exist.
We are inching toward that future, one rain forest, one wood lot, one
new condo development or commercial plaza at a time.
It's only about 250 miles from Las Vegas to the Pacific Ocean, assuming
you want to bypass Los Angeles. That's not all that far for placing in
a pipeline, other than having to go through some mountains.
I was in Charleston, SC when a severe hurricane was predicted to make
landfall that evening. As usual, people were stocking up on beer and snacks
for the party. It came to nothing but the next day the film crews must have
searched all over the city to find a couple of palm fronds and a roof tile
or two for their breathless reporting of the aftermath.
Yeah, the buffets in LV are a lot better. I understand they've redecorated
but the Nile River Tour at the Luxor with all the girls dressed like
Cleopatra was fun too. The shows have always seemed to be directed at my
parent's generation and my parents have been dead for decades.
I'm LV's worst nightmare; I see the sights, catch some of the free
entertainment, get some good food, and leave.
I was there the night Luxor opened. It had the river, but they soon
eliminated that river and added more slot machines.
Right, I've gone to Vegas perhaps, 40 times. Never went to gamble. I went
there for the sun, swimming, relaxation, and some craziness.
We made the mistake of holding a users conference there one year. Let's just
say many of our clients are not particularly well funded local government
agencies and a lot of travel requests got bounced back from the bean
counters with a note saying "Conference? Vegas? Like hell!"
We sort of tried to hedge by saying "Clark County" but too many people can
use google maps for that smokescreen to last long.
You're halfway there... Now kick all that mind numbing crap to the curb,
hind some physical hobbies, outdoor activities, etc. It's amazing how
much more time you have and how much more you get done when you
eliminate that crap.
Didn't need much tax with nobody there.
Many places like Pittsburgh, began as manufacturing and mining centers.
Most of that is gone. The city is still here, but a bit smaller.
You should see Vegas flood when it rains heavy, usually mid august.
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