California is dealing with a severe water shortage now, as I am sure most of you know. (I’d hate living there. I drink and use a lot of water during the average day;).)
Anyways, I have a simple proposition. Why don’t they just build “atmospheric condensers”?
To be fair, I largely heard the term on Star Trek: The Next Generation, the episode The Inner Light to be specific. (To summarize, Kamin suggests this option to his friend Batai, on the drought-stricken world [Kataan] they live in.)
I know most people don’t get their information from sci-fi. But actually, I think the theory is factually sound. I once heard that people stuck in a desert can get water by placing a large plastic sheet over the sand. So the water, even in a desert, is clearly already there. So how hard could it be to collect it? In short, why not an atmospheric condenser for the water shortage in CA (and other places)?