To potentially thwart this future, should an irreversible West Antarctic horror come to pass, environmental physicists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research released research Wednesday suggesting a grandiose geoengineering project. They assessed the strategy of pumping in trillions of tons of ocean water and then using snow cannons to blow massive amounts of artificial snow over the ice shelves. This would, they argue, stabilize the ice and halt the retreat. Yes, it's an intentionally far-fetched idea, and illustrates the profound difficulty of solving such a challenging environmental problem.
Brilliant! I don't know why I didn't think of that. I've been skiing in the north east US, where we sometimes need to carpet bomb the slopes with snow. I like how these geoengineers are thinking!
I was thinking we could use some hydraulic process to power a network of space elevators that would displace trillions of tons of water, but thats ridiculous!
Snow cannons. So elegant.
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