13 May '11, 8pm

What Green Technology Could Save the World?: If you could snap your fingers and invent something that would cu...

What Green Technology Could Save the World?: If you could snap your fingers and invent something that would cu...

If you could snap your fingers and invent something that would cure a pressing global problem, what would it be? A cheap way to extract salt from seawater so we can drink it? Several countries are already dealing with the impact of rising populations and shrinking lakes and wells. For example, in Amman, Jordan, the pipes go dry on some days due to a lack of water. Droughts in China, Australia and Ukraine have led to crop failures, rising food prices and dwindling grain stocks. In the middle of the 20th century, the world had about 4,000 cubic meters of fresh water per person per year, according to DHI Water Group . Now we’re close, globally, to 1,000 cubic meters per person per year -- and 1,000 cubic meters per person per year is defined as water scarcity. Since 97 percent of the world’s accessible water is in the ocean, inexpensive green technology like desalination -- t...

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