Gallery: Could Building Snowmen Help Prevent Flooding in Snow-Filled Ci...


Did you ever think that the simple act of building a snowman could help the environment? After London was blanketed with snow this week, Roy Stokes, a spokesman for Great Britain’s Environmental Agency urged citizens to build snowmen to help prevent flooding. The suggestion was met with critcism and later withdrawn, but experts admit that Stokes was onto something: Since tightly packed snow takes longer to melt, building an army of snowmen could theoretically help mitigate flooding in urban areas.

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