UAE tweeters were buzzing about something interesting this morning. A very cool topic, actually.
In the news: Iceberg – solution to Middle East’s fresh water supply problem.
Icebergs could provide untapped quantities of pure water to satisfy the thirst of the Middle East by creating an alternative to desalination without the generation of air or marine pollution, according to Russian researchers.
I know the need of fresh water in an arid area like the Middle East but seriously now, icebergs!?
Russian scientist, Hamid Khalidov has outlined five methods of capturing water from icebergs. These include towing them from the North Pole, Alaska or Greenland to the coast of Saudi Arabia – where plants will be built to receive the mammoth chunks of ice.
I wonder how they plan to prevent that mammoth chunk from melting when it nears the hot and humid region of the coast of Saudi Arabia?
Someone tweeted: “I wish font size can be customized in twitter so I can type the letters WTF really big.”
The whole story and the interesting comments can be found here.