Because it dumbs-down the cost argument by ignoring the recurring vs one-time value, this article actually does science and the reader a huge disservice. The devil said i’ll see you in hell and i said make sure you have coffee shirt Too bad we can’t spike this non-story. Also, I presume they are now to be used for multiple years? Is rare any large scale project pays back in one year!
The devil said i’ll see you in hell and i said make sure you have coffee shirt
Human stupidity at its finest. Did anyone really think dumping a bunch of crap into water will help anything? The same stupidity that leads to climate engineering. Somebody had, or could make them and somebody bought them. End of the smart part of business. Now if they work should have been studied before but now we just let whoever disappear and whoever is left might be able to clean it up… But they will just. Dump them in the ocean…ffs. people. The devil said i’ll see you in hell and i said make sure you have coffee shirt Another business opportunity for the business man! Lol Gosh, sometimes I wonder how many way to make money and this is the most illogical way I have learned. Using balls to prevent evaporation isn’t goin to slow down water loss and drought in California. Although the drought crisis may be declared over since 2017, it’ll definitely return. Farmers still excessively pump water and continue to lower the groundwater table and the current ground water laws are crap… Sustainability to be produced in a 20 year period? That’s idiotic.
Buy it now or Cry later
Saved 60 million cubic feet of water the first year. They should be reusable. After two years they should have saved more water than was required to produce them. After 3 years? Four? The fact that they are black balls doesn’t affect much the temperature of the water cause of the high volume of insulating air inside them. Plus they were probably cheaper to produce in black than any other colors. Does anyone understand that the whole L.A. area is a man-made disaster? There has never been large sources of water in that area, it is an area prone not jyst to earthquakes, but fires and mudslides…. Thete were no permsnent native anerican settlenents in that are because of all of the above, but also because the badin has a terribke air flow, even the indians realized that smoke ( then smog for us) stayed overhead…until you get the Santa Anas winds…. Nothing L.A. does will keep the water in is basins or canals from evaporating faster than natural lakes/rivers for it is all man-msde…the water for that area cones from Noryjern Calif and the Colorado river….