Exactly…to much waste and too much loss…. We do …

Comment posted on Scotland’s water, Scottish Water, climate change and the south east by Karl Hughes

Exactly…to much waste and too much loss….
We do exactly the same with energy…

Karl Hughes also commented

  • Agreed to a certain point involving domestic usage…however, there is some of the best agricultural land in the UK in the SE/E of England and this may need irrigation.

    Waste: We might all want to look at waste again…as with energy waste and line loss…the UK’s water companies are notorious at loosing millions of cuM of water between source and end use.

  • The good:

    This idea was thrown around during past droughts notably the one of 1976…
    It may be the furthest distance from source, but GB has it’s industrial revolution to thank for it’s incredible canal legacy…get the water to Kendal and the network begins in ernest…

    The Bad:

    Water:Foreign ?

    The Ugly:

    Seabed: Westminster
    Oil: Westminster
    Tidal: Foreign intervention
    Wind: Foreign owned
    Electricity: Foreign owned

    Not much left for after independance is there ?

Recent comments by Karl Hughes

  • Sturgeon declares for leadership as YouGov says only 25-39 year olds showed majority for ‘Yes’
    You mean “Sign up” kidda… you should, it will make a man of you, then again maybe not :) yep you stick to “sign-on” and we will foot the bill…
  • Sturgeon declares for leadership as YouGov says only 25-39 year olds showed majority for ‘Yes’
    Will do…cheers… outta here now… another month done.
    Emirates beckons.

    Catch U later.

  • Sturgeon declares for leadership as YouGov says only 25-39 year olds showed majority for ‘Yes’
    Cause and effect.
  • Sturgeon declares for leadership as YouGov says only 25-39 year olds showed majority for ‘Yes’
    Guys it’s about controlling or at least containing and stalling barbaric cult…nothing to do with oil this time around…

    I personally fail to see how any end to this can come about without “boots on the Ground”… given that the area of Iraq ( not talking about Syria because that’s another complex interwoven issue)… the coalition is looking at a long term solution…a couple of year down the line they may have driven Daesh back into Syria…and confine the majority of the scum in this one area.

    For now as George Galloway rightly said…we have 20 or so thousand Daesh mixing within a population that’s still there of around 7 million…the boots on the ground must be a coalition of Kurds, Iraqi Tribes and Iraqi Military ( the Iraqi Military in the north are generally, or were generally Sunni conscripts on about $15 a day… The roots of Deash are Sunni (their ethos is something else, none Islamic) The Iraqi military are at the moment a non-entity…

    The populations are so punch drunk in the areas they either run or comply…

    The coalition air forces are stalling, breaking down transport lines of supply etcetera, of Daesh…giving the Iraqi military time to regroup/retrain…giving the Kurdish Peshmerga time to regroup and re-arm… there also has to be a huge hearts and minds campaign…and only Islamic scolars and power brokers can do this…
    Bombing Daesh will have little long term effect…they hide in built up areas, amongst the population and we “hopefully” want to keep civilian casualties and death to a minimum… therefore we bomb them in the open/on the roads… (ref: Hamas and human shields) … The miniscule amount of oil they are selling is going to Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran… it buys favors and arms…

    We have a “Unity” government in Iraq now…how good this turn out to be only time will tell…but without unity this is going to decend into a hellish scenario…

    As for home, the UK… we are a target… we were before this and will be after this… our civil liberties will suffer because of this real threat.

    Murdock please read this article… its total “sense” and shows you exactly how the middle east has ended up in the state it is…yes we played a part…but we are not the cause, we simply accelerated the chaos…

    The Barbarians Within Our Gates…

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/09/the-barbarians-within-our-gates-111116.html

    Is it a wise decision to fight this plague in Iraq and Syria ? in my opinion yes, but only to keep them stalled there rather than busy elsewhere… its a total mess…and hopefully stop the genocide that is taking place on a daily/hourly basis… 17 coffins lined up at the airport in Basrah this morning, all shia who went north to protect Bagdad from Daesh and have been returned….thats over 70 in the last week…just here…and just the airport.

    I think the long term outcome will be the break up of many of the middle eastern countries back into their original tribal areas/religious areas (Sunni , Shiite)…Iraq being the first to go…if a Unity government fails. Kurdistan is its own country…it is fighting to protect itself and Iraq (weird eh?)

    If we had all voted NO in yesterdays ballot we would have simply have been putting of intervention to later date… we can’t sit Nero like and watch the middle east burn… Iraq is just the blue touch paper… if the middle east burns we all suffer, globally…and thats where the oil comes in…at a much later date.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/09/air-strikes-syria-long-uncertai-201492462044683657.html

  • Sturgeon declares for leadership as YouGov says only 25-39 year olds showed majority for ‘Yes’
    I think you will find that NHC is just a youngster…14 ? 15 at most…silence speaks volumes.

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9 Responses to Exactly…to much waste and too much loss…. We do …

  1. The good:

    This idea was thrown around during past droughts notably the one of 1976…
    It may be the furthest distance from source, but GB has it’s industrial revolution to thank for it’s incredible canal legacy…get the water to Kendal and the network begins in ernest…

    The Bad:

    Water:Foreign ?

    The Ugly:

    Seabed: Westminster
    Oil: Westminster
    Tidal: Foreign intervention
    Wind: Foreign owned
    Electricity: Foreign owned

    Not much left for after independance is there ?

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  2. You slightly beat me to the point Karl: it would indeed be daft to supply the SE of England with Scottish water but all that is needed is to move Scottish water to the North of England, then move NoE water to the Midlands, then Midlands water to the South. It is still not trivial but it is certainly feasible and how commercially viable depends on how much the SE wants water. (Though, that all said, it is probable that improvements to water capture storage and distribution in the SE would be a more sensible priority – after that is exhausted it is time to look at more radical solutions).

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    • It’s already possible to transfer water from the giant Kielder reservoir near the Scottish border from Northumberland down through Durham to South Yorkshire – a series of tunnels, pipelines and pumping stations connecting formerly separate water networks down the east side of the Pennines to feed a predicted rise in demand – notably the steel industry – that didn’t materialise.

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    • Agreed to a certain point involving domestic usage…however, there is some of the best agricultural land in the UK in the SE/E of England and this may need irrigation.

      Waste: We might all want to look at waste again…as with energy waste and line loss…the UK’s water companies are notorious at loosing millions of cuM of water between source and end use.

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  3. Every time there is a drought anywhere the news channels prop up a reporter at a convenient almost dry reservoir. In the backgrounds are huge areas of sand and silt.

    Why don’t the water companies get a JCB and a couple of lorries and dig all of it out to increase storage capacity?

    Simples? I don’t know – is there a reason why they don’t?

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    • Jim, I think regardless of how much is dug away and removed such and sand/silt there would still be a reduction of water, this would not increase the amount of water stored. So, the size of the resevoir is not the important factor here, it still requires constant water to keep levels above certain levels.

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  4. The issue has nothing to do with a minuscule change in the climate and everything to do with increasing population and increasing water usage.

    When will journalists start checking their facts and stop blaming the climate … it’s like the “wrong kind of leaves”. Climate has always changed … it will always change, but the biggest factor on water supply is the way we use it.

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