Source: The Guardian

A hypothetical geoengineering project found that blowing tons of snow over west Antarctica could prevent further melting of the ice sheet. Over the last several years the melting of the ice sheet has been accelerated by global warming and climate change and scientists say sea levels will rise, and inevitably destroy coastal areas around the world.

Though scientists are not actually advocating for this theoretical remedy of blowing tons of snow, they did highlight that the exaggerated tons of water that would be needed to do so, and the natural reserve that would be destroyed in the process, points to the urgent nature of the melting ice sheet.

Published in the journal Science Advances, the study found that at least 7.4 tons of seawater would have to be drawn from the ocean and sprayed over the ice sheet as snow to have a positive impact during an entire decade.

Scientists say that the best measure to prevent the melting of the ice sheet at the moment is ending fossil fuels.

Read full story: The Guardian

 

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Blowing Tons of Snow in Antarctica Could Help Prevent Ice Melt

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