Draining the ocean

Water.....our greatest ally or foe.

A few days back I saw a preview of a show on cable called " The draining of the oceans ". It was a preview and it does not premiere until the end of this month on the National Geographic channel. The show will be focused on the advantages of draining some of the water out of the ocean which in turn will bring down the water level. By pumping out water from the oceans we can save our below water level cities like Miami or New Orleans before they become flooded and disappear off the map. Now if your a skeptic about that then you must not be watching those ice caps disappear so quickly. By draining the ocean we can make hurricanes and tsunamis less effective in destroying land and lives.

What will they do with the water? Well I'm sure that once stored that the corporate world will find a way to market it or maybe even purify it for drinking purposes. If you ask me then we ought to ship it to the moon, which should be like our trash bin. (ever thought of the moon as a trash bin for our excessive disposal problem in the world) But yet logically so, think about this one....

Everyday 10,000's of big steel containers enter the US with imports. These containers have been a nuisance and well as an eye sore for docks across the nation. Recently a California based company started refurbishing them into houses. (check out the pictures below to see examples)

My crazy idea lies around these 100,000's of containers that are just sitting all around the world empty. What if we store the water in those containers and then stack them?

So what's holding them back? The corporate world is. Bringing the water level down across the globe means beach front properties won't be "beach front properties". All those Hyatts and Hilton hotels on the shoreline, they not having that sh**. They will try everything in their power to stop this because of the financial crisis they'll face rather the environmental challenges we face.

Our biggest problem on this earth seems to be the climate changes and it's effects on the oceans and animal life, for instance: The polar bears. Truth is that as a whole we can pull through this and take control of our earth by draining the ocean. By doing this we can secure a better life for our next generation of kin. It might sound crazy but this can be done and it can be very effective. How do you feel about this topic? What are some pros and cons?

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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

That's a frightening possibility. What if it's the wrong thing to do? You can't just put back the water. And it may just have a reverse effect and water would start disappearing. I'm anxious to see this movie, or documentary. I've seen the steel container houses, thought those were really cool and a fantastic idea.


DRG 7 years ago

So you think it's more cons than pros on this 1 Freida?


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Without having seen the film, I think it's a risk. I don't know if there are more or less. I do think that it's playing on theories. We don't know nature as much as we think we do. And it's not the movies where someone can save the world in an instant and all is well. I think, and again, I'm saying this before I've seen the documentary, that they'd better be damned sure it will work, and they're never going to able to be 100% sure.


DRG 7 years ago

Understandable Frieda but we have to do something. Those ice caps are melting away quick and hurricanes and waves are only getting stronger. It's a solution like no other because what else are we going to do? Pollution and depletion of the ozone is not getting better at all. They must do something and though crazy draining the ocean is the most fastest reliable chance we got.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Either way, we die and take the planet with us. The issue stems from too many places. The causes of global warming have become weeds. At this point in time, my feeling is that draining the ocean seems to be an uncalled for and panic based attempt. It would be simple minded of us to think that one step into the unknown would ease the pains of our planet's physical environment. And I'm not convinced that this is a reliable action to take. Reliable would be making major cuts in everything, looking into hemp and other natural resources. Putting back. Not taking away. Please, not taking away. We have done too much of that already. But the concept suggested by National Geographic may spark a better idea. Something that would offer sustenance and balance without having to remove a precious resource that houses so many precious resources still left to be discovered.


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Dame Scribe 7 years ago from Canada

I would prefer sending the garbage over to the sun. Sort of like, fuel? lol :)


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DRG Da Real Grinc 7 years ago from All over the USA Author

Frieda wouldn't you think that we would discover more by draining?


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DRG Da Real Grinc 7 years ago from All over the USA Author

@ Dame, what a great idea. funny but logical.

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