Malthusian Nightmares
Water Wars End Before They Can Start
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  • Boritz

    Water vapor is the most dominant greenhouse gas. This device in addition to providing water may save us from global warming. We can only hope. Here is an idea for the left: Install meters on these domestically and tax per gallon the water removed from the air. Air itself will remain tax free for a time.

  • Pete

    Don’t get excited.

    This ‘innovation’ will produce but a piddling amount of water relative to the need for water..

    • Corlyss

      While my instinct is that what you said is most likely correct, I’m going to keep an open mind about it to see where the movement goes. However, I can say to an absolute certainty that environmental Gestapo will render the innovation illegal for the simple reason that if Mother Nature scoffs at their Chicken Little predictions, the Gestapo will ensure their predictions come true by means of their policies. That has been the Gestapo’s behavior pattern for over 25 years that they have relentlessly propagandized the scientifically ignorant school kids and public. We just had a presentation to our wildlife club about collecting rain water for use in our gardens. We were sternly warned that we could have two collecting barrels without an EPA permit, but more than that without a permit would be illegal. Rainwater is free as well as useful, therefore access to it must be discouraged and control. This policy is insane.

  • Andrew Allison

    Given the cost-ineffectiveness of every other magic bullet, some indication of the real cost might be in order. At 25 gallons/day, it’s about one per household. Something else which should temper enthusiasm is that extracting water from the air requires water in the air. There’s a reason why arid regions are arid.

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