Originally Posted by Brat
About 10 years ago the graduation speaker at Cal Maritime predicted that tankers hauling fresh water would be the wave of the future.
I've thought about that.......
Here in the Chicago area, property on Lake Michigan is very, very expensive and typically occupied by either commercial buildings or mansions. Those folks seem to have political pull (can you imagine that?) and we tax payers wind up paying for a lot of wave erosion control to ensure their pretty private lakefront stays that way. But what if we need to share Great Lakes water with the rest of the country or the world and the lake level drops? Will tax payers get stuck for the bill of compensating the mansion dwellers because they now live several hundred yards from the water where they used to live right on the water?
Anyway....... I agree that while fossil fuels, especially oil, are our current focus, shortages of basics like food and fresh water are just around the corner. Another doubling of the world's population should do it!