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A Layer of Glass to Help the Arctic? – scientists think it might help to save the ice

The icecaps are melting and this isn’t good for the planet over all but some scientists think we can help slow down this melting by spreading small glass balls over the ice. This will reflect the heat and encourage more ice growth, in theory.

The Arctic ice helps to keep the ocean and air cool in the area. The more that melts, the less cool it will be, the faster the remaining ice will will melt. To slow this process, a tin layer of glass balls would be spread out over the ice making it more reflective.

This would help the area stay cooler so more ice can form making it even cooler over time. The glass would act as a sort of prosthetic ice cover until the planet can fend for itself. The only problem is, it’s not just the sun that’s an issue, the oceans are warmer as well and as of yet, there’s no solution for that.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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