Posted by: r.m. | November 14, 2008

a solution or a bigger problem?

so, how do you solve a problem?

if the problem is drought, caused by climate change, do you opt to build more desalination plants so you can increase the water supply?

But what do desalination plants run on? electricity.

and what do electrical power plants need? fuel.

and what does fuel generate? greenhouse gases.

more greenhouse gases.

and what got us into this mess to begin with? too much greenhouse gases.

this is what is happening in Australia. “Is Australia Making Its Drought Worse by Turning to Desalination Plants for Water?


so, how do you solve a problem?



  1. Speaking of climate change, here is a fun climate change / energy quiz. Give it a try.

    Best Regards,

  2. is that way to tell us there is nothing we can do and that soon we are all going to die!?
    didnt like it is so pssimistic although it is he truth:(

  3. this article is pessimistic indeed. however here’s some good news: a new study suggests that Victoria (Australia’s smallest state, with 5.2 million people, mostly in Melbourne) could cut its CO2 emissions by 54 percent over the next 12 years by changing behaviors, and utilizing energy efficiency and renewable energy…waw!!

  4. the government is just trying as hard as possible to find sloutions to the water problem. if it thinks that these plants would help then they should just make sure there are no adverse side effects that would affect them in no small way and also affeect the environment..

  5. This reminds me of a song my grandma used to sing to me when I was a child 😛 😛 :P……

    (please excuse the language used, but as a 4 year child, that’s the kind of jargon that caught my attention :P)
    “Tizak ray7a w jeyi, 3am betze22 7atab w 7meyi, el 7meyi badda manjel wel manjel 3end el 7edded, el 7edded baddo bayda, wel bayda btiz el djeje, el djeje badda am7a wel am7a 3end el derous bla bla bla….”

    This shows that even in our popular memory, the interwining of events exists, everything is to be considered in a connected chain and never as an isolated phenomenon.

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