WWF Attacks Desalination: "Let Them Drink Conservation!"
June 19, 2007 (LPAC)--In one of its stupidest campaigns yet, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has released a report that attacks desalination as "a potential threat to the environment that could also exacerbate climate change." Instead, people in arid countries should "rely more on water conservation and recycling," says WWF, and avoid the "mistaken lure" of desalination.
The WWF lists its usual environmental complaints about any technology, but as its full report makes clear, behind the charge that desalination could "endanger sea life" lurks the specter of desalination's potential to allow human population growth in areas where growth is now limited by water shortage.
The Malthusian group also warns that "desalination is emerging as a major driver for nuclear power, particularly in Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa." Its report lists the many nations now considering nuclear-powered desalination, but omits mention of the fact that they are doing so because nuclear desalination is more energy-efficient, cost-effective, and non-polluting.
What else do you expect from a group founded by Prince Philip and Prince Bernhard?