Gallery: Peruvian Team Paints Mountain White to Rehab a Melted Glacier


Eduardo Gold is one of 26 people around the world to win the World Bank’s “100 Ideas to Save the Planet” contest and his dream is to bring back Peru’s glaciers from the effects of global warming. Mr. Gold is not a scientist — though some might think he’s a genius, others that he’s got a couple of screws loose — but he’s using the cash prize from the contest to whitewash three mountains just west of Ayacucho, Peru in hopes of bringing back melted glaciers that once hung there, high above the village of Licapa. In the past two weeks he and his team of four men have used a mixture of lime, egg whites and water to turn the Chalon Sombrero peak white. They’ve successfully whitewashed two hectares in the past two weeks and they’ve only got 68 more to go.

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  1. El Mano June 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I am shaking my head. Using a mixture, obviously created by means that directly or indirectly added to Climate Change (ie. simply eggs – eggs – I imagine alot of eggs, from fed chickens of living on cleared land and fed with grains. And Lye??????

    The human population needs to stop consuming.Its simple. Even if the we reduced our consumption – our population is growing still so its like bailing out the titanic with teaspoons. There needs to be a conserted effort to reduce the total amount of human impact on the planet. Have less babies, and consume less would be a good start.

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