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Do you think it is possible for drinking water to ever be gone?

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  1. TheOneAboveAll3 Silver Belt

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    I am aware the earth is made up of nearly 2/3 rds of water but I am talking about drinking water. Is it possible that it can be gone, lets say for instance it dries up, it is mixed with harmful chemicals and so on. What do you guys think? Maybe in 100 years? 30?
     
  2. Vitor CroCop Right Wing Liberal Banned

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    in 100 years widespread desalination will be a thing.
     
  3. JabToucher Banned Banned

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    Like old times?
     
  4. HunterSdVa29 Respect, tho Platinum Member

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    barring some massive global warming thing and massive erosion, mountain springs are still gonna mountain spring

    The High Sierras aren't going anywhere.......
     
  5. Mondo Freaks Green Gucci Suit

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    we can basically filter things at the microscopic level now. They are ways to desalinate ocean water. Hell, there are ways to clean pee.
     
  6. Alphaboy Gold Belt

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    Wait, aren't we all drinking dinosaur piss and recycled water now?

    Nah, we just do some crap to seawater and make it drinkable.
     
  7. Fuzzybabyducks Duck/pricechopper

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    I hope not . If so I’d just drink rain ... like leave a bucket out when it rains and drink that . On days it didn’t rain I would drink from my reserve buckets ... would also fill a pool up with rain water because I like to swim
     
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    An energy/cost efficient desalination method would be a monumental game changer.
     
  9. D3THRONED Brown Belt

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    Bro most the earth is water. We have a salt problem not water.
     
  10. GSP_37 Titanium Belt

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    I saw on NHK World smart Japanese invented a reverse osmosis suitcase sized device to turn dirty puddle water or river water into purified drinking water. I need to buy one just in case. It's called Rescue Aqua 911.
     
  11. djacobox372 Gold Belt

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    The idea that the earth is made up of so much water is completely incorrect... the earth has almost no water, only 0.05% of it's mass.

    To put that amount of water in perspective:

    If the earth was the size of a basketball, the depth of the ocean would be a small fraction of a millimeter, and all the water on earth would only fill up 1/30th of a teaspoon.
     
  12. 3DayFunk Banned Banned

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    [​IMG]

    OZ already have quite a few Desalination plants
     
  13. IDL Steel Belt

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    Now calculate the total mass of the people on the planet, and let's see what the person mass to water mass is!
     
  14. Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    All water is recycled. All water.
     
  15. TheOneAboveAll3 Silver Belt

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    I didnt mean the earth is made up of that but the visible earth is covered by 2/3 of water.
     
  16. splendica Black Belt

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    No. Parts of the world may turn into desert over time, other areas may have more water. That's my prediction.
     
  17. TheOneAboveAll3 Silver Belt

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    Didnt you read when i said I was talking about drinking water and not salt water per-say
     
  18. I am your real dad I am surrounded by NERDs !!!

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    Its about as likely as running out of oxygen.
     
  19. dc007 mr. white belt

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    Yes. But we'll be desalinating the polluted oceans for drinking water.
     
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    Ok, the way it works is that all the water the planet has is in one of 3 states: Solid, liquid, or gas. Ocean water has salt, so you can't drink it, but you can remove the salt from the water. Rain water and river water is drinkable. The cycle of water starts in the ocean and moves to the clouds. It comes down as rain and flows into rivers, lakes, and back to the ocean. This cycle has been going since the time the earth was created. Nothing is added and nothing is taken away.
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    "The mass of water on Earth remains fairly constant over time but the partitioning of the water into the major reservoirs of ice, fresh water, saline water and atmospheric water is variable depending on a wide range of climatic variables."
     

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