Re: MACRO: Poor Man's Macroengineering

Ron Kean (
Sun, 18 Jul 1999 23:06:41 -0400

On Sun, 18 Jul 1999 21:31:54 -0700 "Technotranscendence" <> writes:

I think, e.g., that the East African Rift Valley could be
>turned>into an inland sea similar to the Mediterranean with a little
>>In fact, it would seem, if my readings are correct, that just a tiny
>amount>of excavation at it's northern extremity would start the process
>whereby>waters from the Red Sea would flood a portion of the Rift

What would be the advantage of flooding the Rift Valley? I think there was a proposal involving the Dead Sea, which is about 1200 feet below sea level, whereby piping in water from the Mediterranean could be used to generate electricity. There may have been a similar proposal involving the Qattara Depression in Egypt.

Ron Kean


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