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Monumental Stupidity: ‘Refreezing’ the Arctic


Monumental Stupidity: ‘Refreezing’ the Arctic

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by TDB
Feb 16, 2017 1:31 PM

Via The Daily Bell

 

Scientists Have Announced a Plan to 'Refreeze' the Arctic ... Desperate times call for desperate measures, and with temperatures near the North Pole hitting an unheard-of 20°C (36°F) warmer than average last year, things in the Arctic are undeniably grim right now. But rather than sit by and watch as the sea ice disappears from the region at an unprecedented rate, scientists have hatched a crazy plan to 'refreeze' the Arctic, by installing some 10 million wind-powered pumps over the ice cap to spray sea water over the surface and replenish the sea ice. -

Science Alert

This is a strange idea that only gets stranger as the article continues. Ultimately the idea is to put 10 million blowers on the Arctic ice in order to refreeze it. Total cost: in excess of $500 billion.

That's what global warming scientists want to do.  "Our only strategy at present seems to be to tell people to stop burning fossil fuels," lead researcher Steven Desch, told The Guardian.

But the alternative he and others have come up with is to use 10 million wind-powered pumps to add up to an extra metre to the sea ice in the area.  "Thicker ice would mean longer-lasting ice," he told the Guardian newspaper. "In turn, that would mean the danger of all sea ice disappearing from the Arctic in summer would be reduced significantly."

More:

The team predicts that pumping 1.3 metres of water on the surface will result in the ice being thicker by 1 metre (3.2 feet). In other words, that's 7.5 kg per second of water (16.5 pounds), or 27 metric tonnes per hour.

 

"It is noteworthy that half of the Arctic sea ice currently has a mean annual thickness of only 1.5 metre [4.9 feet]," they report. "Adding 1 metre of ice in the course of one winter is a significant change."

Read more
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-16/monumental-stupidity-‘refreezing’-arctic

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Comments

  • :triumph: I have an idea that is just as intelligent as theirs.  They can train the polar bears to walk around with big umbrellas to shade the ice from sunlight so it doesn't melt as fast.

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    ^ Genius
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
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