[ExI] Diminishing influence of increasing carbon dioxide on temperature

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 12 02:47:14 UTC 2014

On Monday, August 11, 2014 6:20 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> I can imagine market pressure on agro-biz to reduce water cannon
> use for irrigation.  It wouldn't even be to reduce global warming
> so much as it is that water is too valuable to hurl into the air
> so that some of it evaporates.  It's also energy inefficient to
> do it that way.  Irrigating with more water and energy efficiency
> costs more up front but pays in the long run.

A simple way to ameliorate a bit of that waste would be to stop subsidizing water use in the US, especially in the West where that's popular. Without subsidization, some might still waste, but for many it would be an immediate negative feedback signal, no? (Not to mention those in the Southwest "irrigating" their lawns and golf courses. They might continue to do so, but at higher cost and that might spur some innovations in cutting waste.)


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