Several academic papers have been published that have suggested approaches of this type to combat the climate crisis but no work has been done as yet. Our anthology introduces this solution in several stories such as Refreeze the Arctic, Drambers, Project Slowdown and Penang Fairhaven: A Visitor’s Guide.
Our experts have classed this solution as ‘audacious’ (high gain / high risk).
How does this solution rate on:
|Climate impact: tonnes of carbon saved/removed||?|
|Climate adaptation-resilience||Essential to manage sea level rise.|
|Social justice i.e. addresses inequalities, diversity, inclusion||?|
|Cost of action needed to progress goal||High. This would be a massive, equipment-heavy trial but the cost of failure would be even higher.|
|Which location is the solution most needed/applicable||Mountain, Arctic and Antarctic glaciers.|
|Risk||There is a significant risk that this approach will not work.|
The ‘moral hazard’ risk of doing this work being a distraction is also low, as it is now too late for that. All and every solution need to be urgently tried together in parallel.
|Feasibility||This proposal may not work. It needs to be tried at a representative scale.|
Assuming that reducing emissions will somehow solve this problem is to choose failure. Some effort on the ground, at the location where the issue is taking place, will be required.
Do your own research on the solution
This video from the Just Have a Think Youtube channel explains the latest research on the glaciers in Antarctica.
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|Actions for policymakers||Needs international cooperation in Antarctica.|
|Actions for funding bodies||Requires massive funding over a long period.|
|Actions for business||Buy albedo credits.|
|Actions for public||Social media campaigns & lobbying of governments.|
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