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If ever there was a resource crunch amenable to technological fixes, this is it. Most of the planet is covered in water..  Forward osmosis desalinization looks like it is going to deliver freshwater at fairly reasonable prices, saltwater greenhouses produce large surpluses of freshwater along with produce... Maybe places a thousand kilometers from the nearest coast will end up having to switch to less water intensive crops, but... water wars in the middle east? Wars cost a hell of a lot more than desalination plants do, and this is blatantly obvious.
by Thomas on Wed Feb 15th, 2012 at 04:19:15 AM EST

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