Gallery: 5 Crazy Ways To Stop Climate Change With Geoengineering

 
Box and his team have previously tested their theory as part of a Discovery Channel documentary. They used  31 giant rolls of specially designed white polypropylene blankets to cover a total surface area of 10,000 square meters.

Foil wasn't used because it isn't good at insulating objects beneath it.  The blankets absorb this heat above the blanket and stops it from reaching the ice below, keeping it intact.

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  1. eboireau January 9, 2012 at 11:56 am

    It is likely that a change in communication between the mediterranean and Atlantic can cause a change in Atlantic climate, but I doubt this could affect significantly and more positively the Canada climate (?freezing) than other areas (and negatively). What’s about effects on the local climate and environmental? Nobody can predict enough accurately the small and large scale effects of such a risky project, and nobody in current and future generations will like to pay for (bad)consequencies.

    Then, lowering the mediterranean level by 200m thanks to evaporation only would take several years with lower energy production at a time the demand of energy is high… Then the dam will be ageing or obsolete…

    Finally, closing mediterrannean and using it to evaporate the atlantic water fed for energy production, would make it a sink for salt. Why creating new inlands if they are dead (or costly to desalt)?

  2. eriksalkeld January 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    In a similar way, a peruvian NGO is already painting the peruvian Andes glaciers with a special ecological paint based in white lime: https://www.facebook.com/glaciares.peru

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