water stories

Even the latest picture from space showing a gloriously colorful Earth hasn't changed the view that we are largely covered in water. Well, this new depiction takes all of the Earth's water and gives it some scale as a 3D visualization in comparison with our planet. The result is pretty surprising.
There's a lot of fresh water stored up at the poles. In fact, Antarctica by itself contains about 70% of the Earth's entire fresh water supply. So it's not too crazy to think about maybe chopping some of that off and shipping it to thirsty people in Africa, right? Or maybe it is crazy, but a new simulation shows that it might actually work.