At last, we're discussing water; can plumbing be far behind?
Spebby, you must not live in the panhandle, where NIDIS claims there's current drought: http://drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html and the drought is likely to develop: http://www.drought.gov/portal/server...=2&cached=true.
In any event, I've thought for some time that the the US has plenty of water, but it's often in the wrong place, and we waste an awful lot of water for lots of reasons. I wonder what a nationwide public works project to capture, store, and relocate water as needed would cost? At first it seems impossible, but it's not rocket science. We know how to build reservoirs, pumps, and pipes -- the main problem would seem to be load management. Probably better payback than war, in any case.
NATION WIDE PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT??? a good idea.
MIKEY.... That is actually a great idea.....just the wrong era...
they did that back in the mid 30s with the WPA projects after
a massive depression after a stock market crash
The reason it worked is people back then were
willing to do anything for a job like working on the Hoover Dam..
The Ten. Valley Authority built the Cumberland Dams, Wolf Creek dams
and Dale Hollow, and other
Dams in that region to capture water and power
that aint gonna happen today unless the bottom totally falls out
As Plumbers...we both know that most people today just are not willing to do any work at all...
that is why they hire us to do their dirty work...
only if we go through what are grandparents went through
will they be willing to do the nasty --hard -labor intensive
jobs we now let the mexicans have....
no one wants to get their hands dirty,
It all Reminds me of the movie --Grapes of Wrath ---
with henry fonda..
you think the people living in
million dollar houses could handle that???..
Ineed to figure out a way to haul all my tools around on a motorcycle....
like in China
Mark, I'm sorry if I upset you...
Which I assume I must have if you're calling me Archie Bunker.
I'm a registered Democrat who voted for Al Gore, drives a Prius three miles each way to work, and donates money to Greenpeace. As for my alleged intolerance, I happen to live - by choice - in the most diverse census tract in the country. So you can give it a rest, maybe. There are certainly Archie Bunkers out there, but that ain't me.
First, my comments about the Nobel Peace Prize were about the Nobel Peace Prize, not the Nobel Prize in Physics, which I assume to be apolitical. Einstein is The Dude!
My objection to the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis is that the science is bad. I have reviewed the science, which just happens to be my day job, and it is not up to standard. It really doesn't matter that scads of people agree or disagree, because the conclusions do not follow from the data, and the data themselves are questionable, and THAT is ultimately how science determines truth. Not by a beauty contest or a popular vote. History is rife with noted scholars agreeing on a point that is later determined to be wrong. I believe this is just another one of them. In fact, go look up what the mainstream scientific community had to say about Einstein when he published his revolutionary ideas. Are you aware that he never received a Nobel Prize for his theory of relativity? Go look it up!
Are the polar ice caps melting? It sure seems like they are. Is Greenland melting? I believe so. Is the sea level going to go up? It's quite possible. It's also completely unsurprising. 10,000 years ago, the Atlantic coastline was 100 miles from my birthplace, Coney Island. 10,000 years ago the Wisconsin Glacier extended as far south as Prospect Park, which is a block from where I'm sitting. I peruse the terminal moraine of this glacier every day from my front porch. It started to recede 10,000 years ago, it's melt flowing into the oceans and raising their levels. Taking a long-term view, it hasn't stopped. Sure there have been decades and centuries in which the progress of its melting has slowed down or even reversed, but the long-term trend has been more or less continuous for 10,000 years.
The bottom line, gentle Mark, is that it is easy to deride people who disagree with you as bigoted buffoons. It is far harder to form an argument that (pardon the pun) carries more water than "it sure SEEMS like everything is melting." The majority opposes me? I'm as unconvinced as Al Gore was in December 2000.