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Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum' started by Rob Foster, Mar 25, 2019.
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This might not be every plumbers idea of reading matter but I enjoyed it
When was that book written?
I have just had a 'flashback' to school days, when we had someone visit our school and talk about the same topic.
He was saying things along the lines of countries that rely on water from a river, that flows through other countries before it reaches their country.
So the higher up the the flow stream you are, you can control the water to countries downstream of where you are.
You could dry them out, flood them or poison them depending on the circumstances
Its an extremely interesting topic. Turkey is already engaged in an actual water war, they've been restricting the flow of water heading towards Syria in order to reduce the ability of the Kurds and Assad further along the river, to generate hydro electricity. Its a war crime that gets very little coverage.
India has also threatened to do the same, restricting the flow of water into Pakistan, which would be hugely damaging.
Published 1999 but the principles hold true
Published well after I finished school, so the problems were ongoing well before 1999.
Come to think of it - Global warming was an issue well before that date too. There were holes in the ozone layer over the north and south pole in the early eighties.
Which ponders the question - what have we done about it?
Not much is my answer.
Clearly more needs to be done on both fronts but the hole in the ozone layer has been reducing as is now the smallest its been since it's peak in 1988.
Hole in the ozone layer? What hole?
Wasn’t it closing / closed already ?
No idea what’s going on here
That funny smell from running a laser printer is ozone. It's really poisonous, but not at the concentration you get from a printer. Could we waft a bit of that up to fill the hole?
Laser printer i'm still using dot matrix
Surely there's been the same amount of water on the planet for the last 100,000,000 years? It just changes form (ice-liquid-vapour) & concentration levels from time 2 time...…….
That is just the point this book makes, but there is and will be an ever increasing number of people whom live on this planet and tend to consume more water...then its down to who has enough dosh to buy their water ...when they are thursty
centralheatking...its a big subject beyond local countries
such as the USA. etc...centralheatking
Fair point, adult male 60% water, adult female 55% water. The more people on the planet the more water it ties up sustaining life
I have not yet thought about it too much yet but burning N2
does produce H20 on a clean burn basis. But that is a physical puzzle, I tend to solve
commercial puzzles in order to
make money regards
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