If we are to believe Dr. Jacobus Groen of VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands, a co-author on the study, our days of drinking toilet water may be over. This is what he told Asian Scientist Magazine:
“I visited Singapore in 2003 to explore the possibilities of finding offshore meteoric groundwater (OMG). OMG is most likely present everywhere on the Sunda Shelf – the seas between Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. As for Singapore, indications for OMG have been found on the Sumatra side of the Strait of Malacca,” Groen says.
“I also did a small groundwater survey in the Old Alluvium on the east side of Singapore. In that zone there is a well close to the coast with deep fresh groundwater, which – to my opinion – can only be explained as fossil water formed in glacial times when sea level was low and the entire Strait was exposed. This fossil groundwater is likely to extend into the offshore sediments.”
According to the authors, the stored amount of OMG for Singapore will last for hundreds or even thousands of years. However they do warn of some environmental effects that have to be taken into account, such as the lowering of the seafloor or land around the wells, which necessitate that recovery should take place some distance away from the coast. In plain English, the boffins are saying that, handled wrongly, the island could sink. And given the cock-ups we have seen in 2013, from train breakdowns to massive congestion, the elites could just do us in. Not that they have to worry, they have made contingency plans for a flood of biblical proportions.
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