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Old 2021-09-23, 23:45   #122
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The limits are entirely financial.
Including some creativity in that space. Carbon Credit Markets! Oh boy!

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There is nothing, in principle, to stop the inhabitants of Phoenix from building a desalination plant on a convenient bit of coastline and then pumping its product up to the city.
We do it here in little Bimshire.

Unfortunately in about forty years both the desal plant and the diesel generation plant which powers it will be underwater. Or, maybe, that's actually a good thing.

Edit: Just to be clear, I was trying to be funny there. I know Arizona is land-locked. But wells can be drilled horizontally nowadays.

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Old 2021-09-24, 00:02   #123
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Edit: Just to be clear, I was trying to be funny there. I know Arizona is land-locked. But wells can be drilled horizontally nowadays.
Don't get me started about the over drawing aquifers. This is something I have a personal connection with.
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Sure, let the humans use what they want. But, then (even with current usage in some areas) the flora and fauna will suffer. And then there will be consequences for people.
There is a series of web pages about the Aral Sea starting here.
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