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            influential means to cooling the planet, the Earth’s flora, returning
            natural water cycles in symbiotic relationship with the ocean.
            Displacing carbon emissions
            Emission estimates (UNEP 1998 UN WWAP 2003) determine there
            is enough energy-rich ‘Waste’ contained by ‘WasteWater’ to yield
            a greenhouse benefit of some 3.34 billion tonnes of CO2 avoided
            annually (vs. estimated global emission of 9.50 billion tonnes, US
            EPA 2011) to reduce CO2 loading on oceanic ecosystems by one-
            third. Resulting cleaner ‘Water’ containing free fertilizer in the form
            of nitrates and phosphates would supply one-third of global water
            for agriculture (UN, UNESCO and FAO).

            Electricity potential (UNEP 1998 UN WWAP 2003) estimate this
            ‘Waste’ resource to yield around 583 billion kilowatts of useful
            power (vs. a global demand of 23,322 billion kilowatts, IEA 2013),
            though just 2.5% of global demand is higher than the combined
            total of 2% from wind, solar, geothermal and biomass (REN21 2014).
            Unlike non-renewables, ‘WasteWater’ is found where communities
            reside, which means it could power the transport industry in lieu of
            existing coal-fired or oil-combustion sources, to further encourage
            the move from fossil fuels.
                                                                                                Water Infrastructure, sample
            With combined will and dedicated resourcing, humanity can restore                   before vs. after water quality
            natural order to Earth’s ecosystems and end destructive Climate                       following two-stage inline
            Change. So, what are we waiting for?                                                   Baleen micro-screening.

           Hollywood sewage outfall pipe discharging treated sewage. Photo: © Mikkel Pitzner.

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