Today I will be discussing Water. I know that seems like a strange topic but it is a very important topic. Especially since humans have to have fresh water regularly. Below are some facts that I found on the World Health Organization Website. It is severely disturbing for the future of our country and needs to be addressed as soon as possible. For the future generations to come. As we should have learned with Global Warming. We shouldn’t wait till the last minute to fix or address this problem.
In the United States, people living in Southwestern states like Arizona could be facing severe freshwater shortages sooner — than 2025.
Seven states (Colorado, Wyoming,Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California) that share water from the Colorado River have began negotiations on how to manage the river’s limited water.
Even though the earth is mostly water, less than 2 percent of it is fresh (and of that small percentage, much of it is polluted, unsanitary or dependent on cyclical rain patterns).
The shortage is further compounded by an extreme amount of wasted water when it comes to irrigation practices throughout the world. According to the World Water Council, 66 percent of water withdrawals are for irrigation, and in arid regions irrigation accounts for 90 percent of water withdrawals (other water withdrawals are for industry (20 percent) and household use (10 percent), while about 4 percent evaporates from reservoirs).
This is extremely disturbing to me. We have the technology to use sea water and convert it into fresh drinkable water. At one time there was a plant near San Diego that took the salt out of the water and converted it to fresh water. Drilling will not work because it is expected that the population of the earth will grow by 50 percent. There is the same amount of drinkable water now as there was a million years ago.
How do we correct this problem. It will initially be costly to the government but it will pay for itself over the course of time. We need to start taking water from the ocean and processing it to make it fresh water. As I said it will cost in the beginning but I think that everyone pays for water right now unless you live in the country and drill a pump into an underground source. Unfortunately that really isn’t possible in the desert. We all depend of the Colorado River for our fresh water. But let’s just say that we take sea water desalinize it and pump in into the Colorado River. Or even pump it through a pipeline to the areas in need. Since 80% of the earth is water we would have an endless supply. It will increase the number of jobs and the government could sell off the processing plant to private enterprise. But I think that initially it has to be started by the government because the cost will be outrageous. It is the same principle as pumping oil from state to state. But it will be something that we cannot survive without. There are currently plans in Nevada to drill for water near Reno and pump it down to Las Vegas. The reason for this is that the water in Las Vegas is contaminated and it is not in Reno. This is the same principle except we know where the water will be coming from and the process that it will be going through.
It is unfortunate that I believe our government will have to get the ball rolling so to speak but I do think that is the only way to spark free enterprise to take over. It will create thousands of jobs just like the Alaskan Pipeline. But this is a necessary purchase for generations to come. You may ask why start it now. We have clean water to live. But look at Global Warming. If we would have made production standards and exhaust from cars more environmentally friendly then we wouldn’t be in the situation we are now. Oh and by the way if you don’t believe in Global Warming then you are not relying on research scientists have already proven. Think about your summers and winters this year alone and how different they were compared to summers and winters say 10 years ago.
The need for water is a never ending process. If private industry were to apply itself to do just what I have said they would have a never ending stream of income. Unlike the oil industry. We will find other ways to power the grid our nation uses for electricity. We have already begun by using wind, hydro, and solar power plants. As far as how a car would run without gas. Well we will just have to see but I am sure that it is possible with everyday discoveries. It is just a matter of time that the oil industry is practically out of business in this Great Country.
We were the leaders in industry at one time but we have gotten off track. Other countries have been stealing our ideas for decades and we haven’t really done anything about it. A great example is a certain country reverse engineers our technology and sells it on the open market in that country. How much money has American businesses lost due to patent infringement? How many jobs have been sent overseas because you can have the same thing made but for pennies on the dollar. The idea of new types of power, new ways of bringing water to those who need it, and creating and production of new items in the United States will make America strong again and perhaps create a new industrial age.
When I make a phone call to technical support I want to speak to someone that I can understand and that understands me. I don’t want to speak with someone from a foreign country. I want to speak with an American. I don’t think this is much to ask of companies. I mean really the minimum wage here in the United States is pretty low especially when the company that contracts out is expected to earn Billions of dollars.
I am sorry but I got on a rant. Back to the water problem. Why wait until the last minute to create a solution when it is as simple as using what covers 80% of the earth. Lets be innovators in this type of technology and let other countries buy the information from us for a change.
This is just something to think about. We are not just all about “Me” anymore. We have to be about “Us” and that includes our future generations.
I hope that I have stimulated the brain cells and welcome criticism, complaints, concerns, and of course conversation. My ideas are sometime seen as radical. Which is why on my tag line it says “from my warped mind”.