Re “Zombie ice from Greenland will raise sea level nearly 11 inches” (Aug. 30): We now have a really critical water scarcity. The glacial ice is melting, and the oceans are rising.
We needs to be constructing desalination crops all alongside our coast and pump the purified seawater into our dry reservoirs and to our arid agriculture areas.
Unencumber the Colorado River water for the states that haven’t any ocean. This can decrease our rising ocean ranges and provides us a lot wanted consuming water.
Quick motion is required and Gov. Gavin Newsom should get entangled in a optimistic method.
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We’re deep into the drought and we’re previous pondering long run. The Colorado River is just not going to be dependable for San Diego’s future wants. Fortuitously we’ve an choice that’s principally in place. The Salton Sea is drying up and its ecosystem is previous threatened. The county sits subsequent to the rising Pacific Ocean. An answer could be to construct a pipeline from the coast to the Salton Sea, and use photo voltaic and wind powered pumps to recharge the ocean, saving its ecosystem and restoring leisure use.
As a substitute of utilizing pricey coastal land, construct a desalinization plant on the sea and pump the recent water again to present reservoirs and recharge floor aquafers. The Oceanside plant now supplies over 15% of our wants. One or two crops within the desert would go a protracted approach to alleviate or issues.