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#44 - Oceans Rising & No Water to Drink?

February 17, 2018

I keep hearing over and over again two very important issues that everyone needs to be concerned about, but no one seems to be doing anything about either of them.


Democraps keep saying how they are so concerned about the rising ocean levels and how within a few decades we are going to loose entire cities along our coasts due to icepack melt at the poles.


Here in Hawaii we are losing shoreline at an extremely rapid rate. Both Waikiki Beach on Oahu's South Shore and Sunset Beach on Oahu's North Shore are all but non-existent now as the erosion continues to sweep the sand from the beaches out to sea.


Waikiki, along with the main international airport in Honolulu was built at sea-level and a couple of the airport's runways were built on man-made reefs out in the ocean, all of which will be reclaimed by the ocean if it continues to rise.


While all of this is going on we also hear of record droughts hitting other areas of the country and around the world wiping out crops and leaving people with only bottled water to drink.


What gets me is that both of these problems can be resolved with the same solution and it has been sitting right under our noses for years but no one is taking the initiative to utilize it.


If coastal areas would install desalinization plants they would be able to remove salt from the ocean's saltwater and have clean fresh potable drinking water. Desalinization is nothing new, the technology has been around for decades yet we are still not putting it to use.


Here is a simple animated video that describes how one form of desalinization works. There are several variations available.



Coastal areas like California, Texas, and Hawaii have access to a never-ending water supply yet they deal with droughts over and over again because they simply refuse to tap into that abundant resource.