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Manmade Antarctic Snowstorm: Save Cities From Rising Seas

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Whether we stop burning fossil fuels or not, emissions pumped into the atmosphere so far may already have doomed the west Antarctic ice sheet. The fast loss of ice from the region could not be stopped by emissions cuts anymore. Major cities across the world, like New York, will be left below sea level because the oceans will rise by at least three meters in the coming centuries. According to a new Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research study, spraying trillions of tons of snow over west Antarctica could halt the ice sheet’s collapse and save coastal cities across the world from sea level rise.

Antarctica! Slow the pace of ice loss

The idea of this large geoengineering project is to slow the pace of ice loss and lower sea levels. By pulling ice-cold water from the sea and spraying it back over Antarctica, the water will turn into snow. It will replace the lost ice and push Antarctica’s ice sheets to the ground so it can stabilize. This project is an idea with tremendous disastrous and budgetary implications. According to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research study, the enormous project would need energy from at least 12.000 wind turbines

(Recommended:Vortex Wind Turbine: Energy Generator Without Blades) to power giant pumps for the sea water and snow cannons to ice up the ice sheets, and would destroy a unique natural reserve.

Wind turbines, thousands!

If will take a lot of financial effort to complete this massive geoengineering project. According to the research, 7.4tn tons, or about seven cubic kilometers of sea water, over ten years would be necessary to achieve the stabilization of Antarctica’s ice sheets. The area covered would be two-thirds the size of Scotland. As we said earlier, at least 12.000 wind turbines would be needed, as well as extra power to stop the water from freezing in the pipes. There are no exact costs for this geoengineering project, as these numbers are proof of concept rather than a precise estimation. Just imagine this: the largest pump in the world, in New Orleans, cost about 600 million dollars, and the Antarctic project would need about 90. A lot of money but the cost would be less than abandoning even one coastal city like New York.

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                                              Manmade Antarctic Snowstorm: Save Cities From Rising Seas

'Paris Agreement' includes 5 meter sea level rise

The loss of ice from west Antarctica is caused by the warming ocean water. This warmer water melts the bottom of the ice sheet on the coast. This ice loss will eventually mean that certain coastal cities will fall below sea level. The fact that the Antarctic ice sheet will completely collapse is not yet defined, according to the scientists. In the past it used to be two degrees warmer on earth, and in that time, sea level was many times higher than today.

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Why isn’t this project happening yet? One thing is sure: it is unlikely that reducing carbon emissions to zero will save the ice caps in Antarctica. The above geoengineering project will therefore only be a (costly) way to buy time. But even if we keep the Paris agreement target, we will have to deal with at least five meters of sea level rise. That leaves us some difficult choices for the future: either we abandon coastal cities, or we have to make a colossal effort to buy us time. The final verdict of the scientists: bolstering the ice sheet with artificial snow would be in vain unless rising temperatures were checked. The new study did not include future global heating of the ocean and atmosphere.

Humankind might have to make an unprecedented effort

‘The scientists are not advocating for such a project, but said its apparent ‘absurdity’ reflects the extraordinary scale of threat from rising sea level’. Scientists are investigating various climate solutions to be able to advise accurately. Whether they are in favor or against, they play an important role in challenging different solutions. ‘Scientists feel it is their duty to inform society about every potential option to counter the problems ahead. As unbelievable as the proposal might seem, in order to prevent an unprecedented risk, humankind might have to make an unprecedented effort.’

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Manmade Antarctic Snowstorm: Save Cities From Rising Seas

Whether we stop burning fossil fuels or not, emissions pumped into the atmosphere so far may already have doomed the west Antarctic ice sheet. The fast loss of ice from the region could not be stopped by emissions cuts anymore. Major cities across the world, like New York, will be left below sea level because the oceans will rise by at least three meters in the coming centuries. According to a new Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research study, spraying trillions of tons of snow over west Antarctica could halt the ice sheet’s collapse and save coastal cities across the world from sea level rise. Antarctica!  Slow the pace of ice loss The idea of this large geoengineering project is to slow the pace of ice loss and lower sea levels. By pulling ice-cold water from the sea and spraying it back over Antarctica, the water will turn into snow. It will replace the lost ice and push Antarctica’s ice sheets to the ground so it can stabilize. This project is an idea with tremendous disastrous and budgetary implications. According to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research study, the enormous project would need energy from at least 12.000 wind turbines ( Recommended : Vortex Wind Turbine: Energy Generator Without Blades ) to power giant pumps for the sea water and snow cannons to ice up the ice sheets, and would destroy a unique natural reserve. Wind turbines, thousands! If will take a lot of financial effort to complete this massive geoengineering project. According to the research, 7.4tn tons, or about seven cubic kilometers of sea water, over ten years would be necessary to achieve the stabilization of Antarctica’s ice sheets. The area covered would be two-thirds the size of Scotland. As we said earlier, at least 12.000 wind turbines would be needed, as well as extra power to stop the water from freezing in the pipes. There are no exact costs for this geoengineering project, as these numbers are proof of concept rather than a precise estimation. Just imagine this: the largest pump in the world, in New Orleans, cost about 600 million dollars, and the Antarctic project would need about 90. A lot of money but the cost would be less than abandoning even one coastal city like New York. ( Recommended :  Climate Change: Antarctica Is Melting Says NASA ) {youtube}                                               Manmade Antarctic Snowstorm: Save Cities From Rising Seas 'Paris Agreement' includes 5 meter sea level rise The loss of ice from west Antarctica is caused by the warming ocean water. This warmer water melts the bottom of the ice sheet on the coast. This ice loss will eventually mean that certain coastal cities will fall below sea level. The fact that the Antarctic ice sheet will completely collapse is not yet defined, according to the scientists. In the past it used to be two degrees warmer on earth, and in that time, sea level was many times higher than today. ( Recommended :  Climate Agreement Paris And The Denial Of President Trump ) Why isn’t this project happening yet? One thing is sure: it is unlikely that reducing carbon emissions to zero will save the ice caps in Antarctica. The above geoengineering project will therefore only be a (costly) way to buy time. But even if we keep the Paris agreement target, we will have to deal with at least five meters of sea level rise. That leaves us some difficult choices for the future: either we abandon coastal cities, or we have to make a colossal effort to buy us time. The final verdict of the scientists: bolstering the ice sheet with artificial snow would be in vain unless rising temperatures were checked. The new study did not include future global heating of the ocean and atmosphere. Humankind might have to make an unprecedented effort ‘The scientists are not advocating for such a project, but said its apparent ‘absurdity’ reflects the extraordinary scale of threat from rising sea level’. Scientists are investigating various climate solutions to be able to advise accurately. Whether they are in favor or against, they play an important role in challenging different solutions. ‘Scientists feel it is their duty to inform society about every potential option to counter the problems ahead. As unbelievable as the proposal might seem, in order to prevent an unprecedented risk, humankind might have to make an unprecedented effort.’ ( Recommended: All about the Climate )