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Putting All the World's Water into a Big Cube

Allistair Brown
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Started by Allistair Brown on
08 Oct 2013 at 08:02
Know-how: Agriculture
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One of the most boggling experiences I have is standing on a beach staring at the ocean.  It's just a silly amount of water.  And then there's all this water underground, and more in the atmosphere, and there are lakes and rivers and streams and marshes and swamps and snow and glaciers and ponds and puddles. 

So I've been thinking about all this water and how I don't really have a handle on how much of it there really is.  It's clear what needs to happen—

I need to cube it. 

I need to put all the world's water in cubes so I can look at it all at once and grasp how much there really is.  It's only fair.

Let's start by examining where all the Earth's water is—

Read more: http://www.waitbutwhy.com/2013/09/putting-all-worlds-water-into-big-cube.html

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