# why don't we drain the oceans?

#1
why don't we drain the oceans

by 1 centimeters per year

using solar powered desalination of seawater

then use solar power to pump

the freshwater in land where it is needed?

because 97 percent of the worlds water is salty ocean

water and not suitable for drinking.

ocean water volume is roughly 326 million cubic miles

(1.332 billion cubic kilometers),

according to a recent study from

the U.S. Geological Survey.

oceans makes up 71% of the surface of the Earth

2 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation

http://www.who.int/en/news-room/deta...afe-sanitation

salt

we have to mine for a quarter of a billion tons of salt each year that we currently use.

http://www.saltinstitute.org/salt-10...tion-industry/

pipeline

The world's longest pipeline is 2353 miles.

the Interprovincial Pipe Line Inc. installation,

which spans the North American continent from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada through Chicago to Montreal:

a distance of 3787km.

solar power

Approximately 12000 TW (terrawatts) of energy

reaches the Earth from the Sun.

That is 1200000000000000 joules per minute

More energy reaches the earth from the sun in one day

than the whole world uses in one year.

Deserts

Seen from space, the majority of the Earth's surface is covered by

oceans – that makes up 71% of the surface of the Earth,

with the remaining 29% for land.

what percentage of the Earth's land surface is desert?

Deserts actually make up 33%

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...8#post77393738
0
3 years ago
#2
Sounds like a really massive project. I doubt any nation or group of nations would want to foot the bill. It would be great if we actually managed to do it though.
1
3 years ago
#3
(Original post by nikki haley)
why don't we drain the oceans

by 1 centimeters per year

using solar powered desalination of seawater

then use solar power to pump

the freshwater in land where it is needed?

because 97 percent of the worlds water is salty ocean

water and not suitable for drinking.

ocean water volume is roughly 326 million cubic miles

(1.332 billion cubic kilometers),

according to a recent study from

the U.S. Geological Survey.

72 percent of Earth is covered in salty water.

2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation

http://www.who.int/en/news-room/deta...afe-sanitation

salt

we have to mine for a quarter of a billion tons of salt each year that we currently use.

http://www.saltinstitute.org/salt-10...tion-industry/

pipeline

The world's longest pipeline is 2353 miles.

the Interprovincial Pipe Line Inc. installation,

which spans the North American continent from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada through Chicago to Montreal:

a distance of 3787km.

solar power

Approximately 12000 TW (terrawatts) of energy

reaches the Earth from the Sun.

That is 1200000000000000 joules per minute

More energy reaches the earth from the sun in one day

than the whole world uses in one year.
This may sound offensive but I don't mean it in that way; are you a zionist or a Jew?
1
3 years ago
#4
(Original post by nikki haley)
why don't we drain the oceans

by 1 centimeters per year

using solar powered desalination of seawater

then use solar power to pump

the freshwater in land where it is needed?

because 97 percent of the worlds water is salty ocean

water and not suitable for drinking.

ocean water volume is roughly 326 million cubic miles

(1.332 billion cubic kilometers),

according to a recent study from

the U.S. Geological Survey.

oceans makes up 71% of the surface of the Earth

2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation

http://www.who.int/en/news-room/deta...afe-sanitation

salt

we have to mine for a quarter of a billion tons of salt each year that we currently use.

http://www.saltinstitute.org/salt-10...tion-industry/

pipeline

The world's longest pipeline is 2353 miles.

the Interprovincial Pipe Line Inc. installation,

which spans the North American continent from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada through Chicago to Montreal:

a distance of 3787km.

solar power

Approximately 12000 TW (terrawatts) of energy

reaches the Earth from the Sun.

That is 1200000000000000 joules per minute

More energy reaches the earth from the sun in one day

than the whole world uses in one year.

Deserts

Seen from space, the majority of the Earth's surface is covered by

oceans – that makes up 71% of the surface of the Earth,

with the remaining 29% for land.

what percentage of the Earth's land surface is desert?

Deserts actually make up 33%

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...8#post77393738
Because of the vast amounts of life that lives there? Because its too expensive? Because half of the worlds oxygen is produced in the oceans?
0
3 years ago
#5
If you have £1000 000 000 000 then let's do it
1
3 years ago
#6
One word. Money.
1
3 years ago
#7
(Original post by Cxm)
If you have £1000 000 000 000 then let's do it
Gonna need wayyyy more than that.
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