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Solving the Water Problem

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The west is getting drier and Stephen Gordon has an intriguing idea about how to get the water where it is needed.

Why couldn't we pipe water from the Missouri River to the Colorado River headwaters?

Stephen suggests that a pipeline about the size of this one might do the trick.

.Phil and Stephen look at the major objections to this particular plan,and discuss why ideas like this need to be on the table.

Another possibility: Should we be turning seawater into fresh water in order to address this problem? Or what about using the fresh water that is already in the ocean? (Oh yes, it’s there.) 

And what are some of the other big interventions we should be thinking about related climate? Let’s explore..

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