Black People : Water, Water Everywhere and Not A Drop To Drink

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This Weird Tower Could Save Millions of Lives Every Year
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    WarkaWater is an inexpensive, easily-assembled structure that extracts gallons of fresh water from the air. Standing 30 feet tall, the vase-shaped tower is made of lightweight juncus stalks carefully woven together that stand strong in wind gusts while still allowing air to pass through. This rigid housing holds up a nylon or polypropylene mesh net that collects droplets of dew as they form on the surface. As cold air condenses, the droplets roll down and collect in a container at the bottom, making fresh, safe water appear out of thin air. ​
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    The WarkaWater is relatively inexpensive to set up and requires little maintenance. Currently, each tower costs $500 to set up, but that would drop if the towers found an interested investor and were mass-produced.
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    The 9 m tall bamboo framework has a special fabric hanging inside capable to collect potable water from the air by condensation. The lightweight structure is designed with parametric computing, but can be built with local skills and materials by the village inhabitants.
     
  2. OldSoul

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    This is very interesting...maybe water scarced countries can learn a thing or two from these people.
     
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    Good point dunwiddat, Ethiopia and other African Countries are already benefitting from the towers. They work best in areas where vast temper changes exist, such as dessert areas. Any amount of fresh water, even as little as 100 liters, certainly is better than walking up to six (6) hours to obtain drinking water.

    Strangely, the Motherland is onto something, and yet again, offers a panacea to the world, outstanding. We definitely need WarkaWater in America, but before it happens, we need to clean up our acid rain problem. Mr. Obama has started:

    Clyde --

    I just proposed a plan that cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants 30 percent by 2030.

    That's a responsible, common-sense step to address climate change.

    But we're already getting intense opposition from polluters and special interests who like things the way they are.

    OFA is fighting back to show there's broad support for these new EPA standards. If you want action to combat climate change, you can add your name today.

    Climate change is happening, and it's happening now. As a president and as a father, I feel a moral responsibility to do something about it. The world our children grow up in depends on what we do today.

    Carbon pollution is threatening our health right now. Over half of all Americans already live in areas where air pollution too often makes it unhealthy to breathe -- it's time to cut carbon pollution the same way we already regulate toxic chemicals in our air.

    Modernizing our power plants so they pollute less will also spark homegrown clean energy innovation, creating jobs and growing our economy.

    I'm not going to wait to take action on this.

    Right now, big polluters are going to do everything they can to derail this momentum. They've been fighting these EPA standards since before they were even announced.

    Your voice on this issue is the most powerful thing you've got in this fight. I need you to use it.

    OFA is stepping up and gathering names in support of these EPA standards -- you can add your name:

    http://my.barackobama.com/Support-Carbon-Pollution-Standards

    Thanks,

    Barack Obama


    The President is on the right track, improving our power plants, which pollutes the air, from which WarkaWater towers extract water.




     
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    Water will be the new oil





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