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New membrane will help to ensure many parts of the world have easy access to drinking water.

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RE: Swank.
By codeThug on 7/23/2008 10:38:21 PM , Rating: 2 quiet you could hear a kangaroo drop...

RE: Swank.
By andrinoaa on 7/24/2008 6:52:18 AM , Rating: 1
Nice try masher2, but it just goes to show statistics, lies and more damn lies.
Australia can be divided in two. The tropical north and the rest. Its true lots of rain falls in the tropics. But the rest of the country where the majority lives is now on borrowed water. Damming all this water would utterly destroy the barrier reef and most of the great fishing grounds off the coast. It is also inhospitable in the dry and unstoppable in the wet. Its like trying to harness a cyclone. The environment up north is finely tune to the seasons. Any large scale damming is going to be on a knife's edge.
In the past we built dams everywhere and that is a major reason why we are in a terrible state now - we didn't know what we were doing. We assumed the good times would keep rolling on forever.
Studies have been made to see if the water can be redirected and the figures come back as many times more expensive than desal.

RE: Swank.
By masher2 on 7/24/2008 8:49:02 AM , Rating: 2
> "Damming all this water would utterly destroy the barrier reef and most of the great fishing grounds off the coast."

Stuff and nonsense. First of all, you you don't need to dam anywhere near "all" this water, or even 1% of it. As I demonstrated, Australia receives nearly 2000 times as much water as it only need to dam a small part of it to solve your problems.

RE: Swank.
By andrinoaa on 7/24/2008 6:22:04 PM , Rating: 2
You seem to like to get to the tiniest of peices and pick holes but you don't get the big picture. Daming the water while technically possible, is beyond our country's financial capacity. It was already tried out west. It is called the Ord river dam. Its a total fiasco.It has lots of water but it is so far away from the population centres, it may as well be on the moon. This was the main point, the environment was a byproduct. But it seems you would be perfectly happy to defecate in your own cereal bowl. Small children do that.
You always seem to missunderstand the big picture, masher2.
My posting was about using WAVE power to run desal. The new membrane would be ideal!

RE: Swank.
By mmatis on 7/24/2008 9:27:27 PM , Rating: 1
Quelle surprise! Another left-wing butt-wipe spewing their lies. Why don't you go suck Osama like the rest of your media buddies are doing?

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