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Old 07 February 2007, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Drainfluid View Post
Jeremy Clarkson has a better solution

In summary: since the main problem with global warming is rising sea levels, we should just make a 75 mile long hosepipe, stick one end in the sea and the other in space, where the vacuum will suck the sea levels lower.

Problem solved.
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Of course there is a small problem with this idea. Gravity means the hosepipe will keep falling back to the ground again
Erm...and the water. So all you'd gain is the water that is shooting up the pipe and that which would be constantly falling as rain. Which I'm guessing won't be that much unless the pipe is really, really, really wide.

It could be used as a renewable energy source though. Kind of an upside-down hydroelectric power plant.
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