69 million page views

Sad

Reader comment on item: The Emptying of Yemen

Submitted by jerry krasnow (United States), Jun 7, 2011 at 13:43

Surrounded on two sides by ocean, Yemen could be producing water from desalinization. It is sad to see the tragedy of drought. Rather then spend trillions on wars, the industrial powers should be investing billions in desalinization and pumping stations. Israel has the technology. If the government can be open to help, then the tragedy of today could be the peaceful future of tomorrow.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Daniel Pipes replies:

Desalinization is expensive and moving water up the 7,500 feet to Sana'a makes it cost a small fortune - more than Yemenis can afford.

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Sad by jerry krasnow

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)