And if it was possible thanks to this same global warming? Two researchers from the University of Illinois published on December 6, 2022 in the journal Nature what may be able to save water shortages due to climate change. And it is perhaps the warming of the oceans that could be at the origin of such a feat. Indeed, Praveen Kumar, Afifa Rahman and their teams have imagined a system to capture the water vapor released by the oceans and liquefy it to make perfectly drinkable water.
Scientists have imagined extraction structures 100 meters high and 200 meters wide in the form of giant towers that could be powered by offshore wind farms and onshore solar panels. Designed to be installed a few kilometers from the coast, these machines will condense the water before transporting it through pipes on land, to be finally redistributed.
How it works ? Can this facility stem water shortages? What is desalination? Listen to the rest of this episode of “Now You Know”.
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