Research from the American Water Works Association reveals that 'water scarcity linked to climate change is now a global problem playing a direct role in aggravating major conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa.'
Additionally, whereas your typical desalination plant returns only about 35% of the water, Saltech technology can return 97%, and this is a key factor in the economics and environmentally positive attributes of the technology.
The central premise of Oscar Archer's promotion of this nuclear chain of events is that Australia should go out on a limb – be the first country in the world to import nuclear wastes and to order a mass purchase of PRISM reactors.
Unsubsidised wind power can compete, on a cost-per-output basis, with the likes of coal and gas, while the other forms of green power - photovoltaics and solar thermal - trail the field by a fair margin.
It may be difficult to look beyond the current pricing environment for oil, but the depletion of low-cost reserves and the increasing inability to find major new discoveries ensures a future of expensive oil.
The small nation state of the Republic of the Marshall Islands is taking the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
With temperatures rising and extreme weather becoming more frequent, the 'climate-smart agriculture' campaign is using a host of measures to keep farmers ahead of the disruptive impacts of climate change.