Here is what climate change and the melting of the Arctic looks like from Malaysia. It is a very sensible assessment, of a depth one rarely sees in the Western media.
Polar Politics and the Melting Arctic
JOSEPH CHINYONG LIOW, professor of comparative and international politics – The Malay Mail (Malaysia)
Singapore’s recent accession to the Arctic Council as an observer has, understandably, raised eyebrows, given how it is more familiar with monsoons than frost. That said, there is good reason why this city-state at the Equator is casting its eyes so far northwards.
Phi Beta Iota: We are now at a point in the evolution of solar power and water purification, desalination, and splitting into hydrogen power and oxygen, where it makes sense to plan a global project to keep the sea level constant with 1000 or more plants whose purpose is to harvest sea water for both power and fresh water. This would allow the restoration of forests and deserts, end water shortages in Utah (where NSA needs 1.7 million gallons of clean water a DAY), and restock the aquifers to save the infrastructure that draws water from them (cheaper to run one pipe from the ocean plant than to rebuild the entire agricultural infrastructure. Of all places with money and self-interest, FLORIDA strikes us as Ground Zero for the USA, followed by UTAH. This might even bring peace to the Middle East and the Caucasus, with the restoration of the Dead Sea and the Aral Sea as two milestones for humanity to consider. Wolfam Alpha has been asked this question:
What volume of sea water must be desalinated and repurposed each year starting in 2020, in order to keep the sea level constant?
2006 Water Centers of Excellence
Berto Jongman: Peak Soil
Berto Jongman: Tom Engelhardt on Terracide by Terraists — Legalized Crime Destroying Earth & Humanity — Beyond Genocide, Beyond Ecocide
Graphic: Maps of the Post Flood Future Geography
Graphic: Stress on Great Lakes Water + Water RECAP
Journal: Water, Science, Politics, & the Middle East
Neal Rauhauser: Rivers of the Fertile Crescent (Six Graphics)
Reference: Flooding of the USA Coasts — Where, When?
Reference: US IC Global Water Security Study
Reference: WATER–Soul of the Earth, Mirror of Our Collective Souls
SchwartzReport: Growing Food in Desert with Solarized Seawater — AND Stabilizes Sea Level
SchwartzReport: Miami Under Seawater — and Losing Drinking Water
SchwartzReport: Sea Levels Rising Faster Than Anticipated, US Coastal Cities at Risk
Search: Aquifers of the World + Water RECAP
Search: global warming [as of 30 Oct 2012]
Search: us flood map
Sepp Hasslberger: Electronically Mediated Seawater Desalination — Low Energy Low Cost Portable Potentially Massive Scale
Sepp Hasslberger: Making Salt Water Drinkable Just Got 99 Percent Easier — Lockheed Martin Achieves a MAJOR Breakthrough
SmartPlanet: Bio-Pods in Ocean + Unstoppable Renewable Grid
SmartPlanet: CISCO in Lake Nona, Flordia – Brilliant Today, Flooded Tomorrow
WATER Central to Man Against Nature
Yoda: Mississippi Down? Lower the Ocean, Raise the River — Army Corps of Engineers Finds a New Challenge, a New Way — But Who Will Pay?