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Sea water for irrigation in deserts

Hi everyone

I'm new member here.
Few years ago I had some time and was thinking what can be done to balance CO2 emissions on planet generally, for a bit.
Human habits are very hard to change so all ideas that involved that I discarded.

My first thought was what if some of huge world desert were covered with forests or any other plants.
Nobody has big interest in those deserts so there would be no big obstacles; except water.
Simple thought of using sea water seemed most realistic.
Using sun energy and evaporation and condensation process
perhaps something can be done even on such large scale.

I started checking out on internet what already has be done.
One of the ideas that caught my attention was something called Waterboxx, by Dutch man name Peter.
Can be found on YouTube.
It's plastic container filled with fresh water with plant in the middle.
Seems it's been proven that small tree plants can survive in harsh desert conditions with relatively small amount of water.

I'll make it short: I think its not hard to make something that looks like Waterboxx( with few small changes in design), but instead uses sea water.
Mass production of that plastic container is rather cheap, sea water and heat from sun is in abundance. I really don't see limits in implementing that idea.
Not that would impact concentration of CO2, but would also help with food problem in the world.

I would like to hear your thoughts on this.


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