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Yes, as the sign above states--the drought in California will raise all food prices everywhere in the US. That is a given and not why I am writing this post. I have been reading articles sporadically--some rather shall we say frightening-others-well alarmist to say the least. I did come across one that I would like to address. It is about desalinating the Pacific Ocean water. While this does sound like a good idea, and desalinating plants are already in place-if not very expensive-there is a problem with it--a very big problem in my opinion. What they are planning on doing is desalinating the water then putting the "salt" back in the ocean--NOT a good idea.
Why--because they will ultimately kill off all the inhabitants of the ocean--The ocean will become too salty for life to survive-which will cause another food shortage problem. And if that doesn't worry you--try dipping even your big toe into the Dead Sea-If the Pacific Ocean gets salty enough there will be no more surfing or swimming--AND the possibility exists that the ocean currents could carry it to other large bodies of water. My idea is rather simple actually--and yes it will cost more money--but what if instead of dumping that salt back in the ocean they dry it out and sell it. I'm sure there are plenty of communities in the East that could use the extra during the miserable winters we have been having! I don't necessarily advocate using salt on roads etc--but better that then pour it back into the oceans!
Of course they could always attempt to make a WATER pipeline to California instead of an OIL pipeline!!
Remember the above is my opinion and everyone is entitled to that! So what do you think?
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