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christopher hamburger

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A worldwide irrigation system.

Drought hist everywhere and ironically those places that are relatively close to water sources. My idea, hopefully elaborated on, would give these places that are not technologically advanced, the opportunity to combat drought in a much more efficient and productive way. We can install pipelines of oil across continents but cannot create worldwide water systems? Perhaps an underground system that would allow water from oceans to funnel into the land, which would hydrate otherwise arid land and encourage growth in every sense of the word.

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Ok what is the right amount of minerals? U have input on why it wouldn't work but do u have anything to make it a working idea?

Places where drought hit seem to fall further and further into a hole until nature just finishes its course. In today's world we can control almost everything why can't we control this? Drought shouldn't be something whole countries are stricken with.

Maybe Denzil is right. We just need to put farming strategies for the region, but what will grow without water? We have to find a way to make water, considered the essence of life, to everyone. Why is this such a hard problem to tackle. We can land on moons, we can probe into space, we can predict hurricanes and tornadoes but people die of thirst and hunger.

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  • Mar 5 2012: I we can use several desert regions, .... we can optimize current dessert areas, ... we can adapt also by huge expansion of fog harvesting up to about 100 miles off shore, planting crops that can handle the desert... most of sub saharan Africa's crop systems can by greatly improved, ... and the most far out one would be to harvest water from the atmosphere, ... one would hope that the USA would do such research and who knows maybe one can fill up the empty lake in Uzbekistan, ...

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