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Old 05-22-2013, 02:28 PM   #51
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Yeah, I dunno how this turned into a commentary on global warming. Whether or not humans have any control over it, or even whether it exists or not, the population will soon outgrow the earth's capacity to support it. Cut just wants to turn this into an I'm right you're wrong debate on foreign policy.
Think how pissed they'll be when they realize that Al Gore was right.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:48 PM   #52
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Think how pissed they'll be when they realize that Al Gore was right.
But he made so much money off it!! Funny how conservatives support capitalism, yet when someone actually capitalizes on something, we'll call it a truth that happens to be inconvenient for them, they demonize him for it AND denounce everything he stands for despite the evidence to the contrary.

Conservatives are a rare breed...it's just too bad someone already took "Know-Nothing" as a party name.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:30 PM   #53
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That **** is nothing compared to millions and millions of people running out of food and water.
We won't run out of food and water.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:31 PM   #54
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Our planet is mostly water it won't run out. We may have problems with too much water in one place, not enough in another, but the world will have to adapt to that.

Being an animal on a changing planet is about adapting not controlling the Earth. It's silly to think you can cool and warm the Earth without geoengineering.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:01 PM   #55
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Our planet is mostly water it won't run out.
You are aware that only a very small percentage of that water is drinkable, right? Less than 3% of the water on earth is fresh water, and much of that isn't currently obtainable or drinkable.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:17 PM   #56
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Well and our bodies are like, 98% water, so worst case we can drink each other, right?

Jesus what a ****ing...there are no words.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #57
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Why Only One Percent of the World's Water Is Drinkable



NATURAL WATER Only 3% of the earth's water is fresh, non-saline water. Of that non-saline water, 31% is accessible as fresh water. For every gallon of fresh surface water, there are 30 gallons that lie underground. The primary source of water for municipalities is ground water.

Water is held in underground reservoirs known as aquifers. To collect in the aquifers, water passes through the atmosphere where it dissolves and collects atmospheric gases such as nitrogen, carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. When it falls to the surface as rain, it's mildly acidic with a pH just below 7.

It then passes through layers of surface soil, clay, sand, gravel and other porous materials. As it passes through those layers, it is filtered, preventing it from dragging most surface impurities with it underground. However, it does carry minute quantities of bacterial spores.

At the same time, because the water is acidic, it dissolves minerals and brings them into the aquifers. As the water remains in the aquifer, it continues to dissolve minerals until an equilibrium between the dissolved content of minerals and the pH is achieved. These minerals may be of a toxic including heavy metals.

Like microscopic seeds, the tiny spores open to become live bacteria. The minerals in the water act as nutrients for different types of bacteria and allow the populations to multiply. There are multiple genera types of these bacteria that may include Pseudomonas, Flavobacterium and Acinetobacter.


MUNICIPAL WATER As noted above, humans extract some of this water from the ground and consume it as drinking water. If the water is consumed without treatment, the bacteria pass into the body as pathogens. For the majority of people, antibodies rally to resist and destroy the bacteria. But for a small, yet noticeable segment of the population, these pathogens present a health risk.

To protect these people, municipalities use chemical agents such as chlorine or chlorine-based products to kill bacteria. In addition, where unsafe levels of toxic minerals exist, they are removed by bonding them into larger molecular particles and filtering them out. These treatment processes reduce the risk of disease and consumption of toxic minerals, making the water safer to drink.

When municipalities run tests on their treatment facilities, the rate of compliance exceeds 90%. So the vast majority of municipal water consumed out of the taps of developed countries (e.g. the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand) is safe. Only on rare occasions does water that is not compliant with standards reach the public.

CORPORATIZED WATER For a price, this water can be improved. Further filtration can remove lingering traces of bacteria and spores. Reverse osmosis can remove greater percentages of mineral impurities. To stabilize the water and prevent it from reacquiring minerals, food-quality minerals can be added. The resulting water is extremely safe, mildly flavored and highly consumable. It can then be packaged into sterile plastic bottles and distributed to the public.


Read more at http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com...JaZo7ISFUHP.99
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We won't run out of food and water.
No. America has the infrastructure to deal with it. Probably. Most of the rest of the world does not.
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You are aware that only a very small percentage of that water is drinkable, right? Less than 3% of the water on earth is fresh water, and much of that isn't currently obtainable or drinkable.
You also realize that we have the technology to desalinate if we got desperate right? Besides the water gets moved around. From the ocean, into rain, onto land, into the rivers, lakes and aquifiers and so on.

But I do agree 100% securing our water needs should be of paramount concern. We should probably be building more and more resevoirs, dams, whatever it takes to secure as much freshwater as we can.
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No. America has the infrastructure to deal with it. Probably. Most of the rest of the world does not.
I thought you didn't want to be the police/caretaker of the world? Which is it?
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Every wonder if global warming something our leaders look at and say our enemies will be worst off then we will. Bring it on. Water and food shortages could kill countries like Iran and N Korea.
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I thought you didn't want to be the police/caretaker of the world? Which is it?
Your comprehension needs some work.
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Cutlet once again bouncing around doing nothing but proving his ignorance.
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You two have fun out changing your life so that someday the world won't run out of water. Friggin idiots.
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Guys, all water is is just two parts hydrogen for one part oxygen. If we just get a bunch of hydrogen and oxygen and like, mix it all together, boom! as much water as the world will ever need.

God you guys are soo dumb.
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Interesting read somewhat related to this topic:

http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/...at-inequality/
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Interesting read somewhat related to this topic:

http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/...at-inequality/
This conservatism would embrace universal healthcare as a bulwark of democratic legitimacy in an age of such extremes; it should break up the banks and bring back Glass-Steagall; it should drastically simplify the tax code, ridding it of special interest deductions; it should construct an international agreement to prevent the egregious and disgusting tax avoidance of a company like Apple; and it should seek to invest and innovate in education and infrastructure.


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