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Swiss Wrap Glacier To Slow Ice Melt

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posted on May, 12 2005 @ 04:12 AM

I just had to laugh at this little band-aid pasted over a gushing wound. I had visions of the Rockie Mountain draped in massive blankets and mules pulling tarps up the Andes.

This may slow down the melt and prolong the life of this small section, but the end is nigh'

The U.S. may have to rename one of their national parks soon, because the big melt is on and we can't stop it.

posted on May, 12 2005 @ 04:53 AM
While the idea sounds a little silly..
I thought "band-aid" too, when I saw your thread title.

Maybe theres a smidgeon of science to be gained from this?

posted on May, 12 2005 @ 05:27 AM
If water bombers were loaded with some kind of biodegradable and highly reflective glitter, we could dust the glaciers from the air on a large scale to reflect some of the sunlight. This might slow the melt on a larger scale, but as I said before, the big melt is on and nothing we do now will stop it.

posted on May, 12 2005 @ 05:42 AM
Not an entirely bad idea..
Carry it further, and put the reflective material in places where the glacier is already gone, increasing the area.

more reflected energy. Thats how cycles get started and stopped.
Sometimes a small input, into a chaotic system like weather can have
amplified results...Just gotta be careful what you amplify..!

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