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Germans Try to Stop Glacial Melt with Giant Screen

I am all for creative thinking, but this may be the oddest concept I've yet seen to treat one of the symptoms of global warming.

Going far beyond just tracking melting patterns, German researchers want to actually stop, or at least slow down the melting of glaciers in the viagra canada Swiss Alps, and they plan to generic viagra professional do so by setting up a large screen that would trap cold air over the ice. The experimental screen is nearly 50 feet long by 10 feet high, and was set up in the middle of http://invens.nl/cheapest-cialis-online the Rhone glacier in Switzerland’s Valais region. Twenty-seven German university students took part in the screen raising, all excited about the potential because the concept was successful in a lab experiment. The results will be studied next Thursday.

Ooooh kay. This may be one of those science-for-the-environment-gone-off-track moments. I have a very hard time imagining that this idea will go very far in keeping glaciers from melting, but at least they're trying. Filed under “Weird.”

 

Via Physorg; photo via aiace

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written by Paul Barthle, August 16, 2008
I wonder if snow could be made behind the screen using equipment designed for ski resorts? Capture the first snow melt of the season and http://www.unifem.it/cheap-viagra-soft pump it back up to be made into fresh powder, which might also increase the natural reflectivity of the glaciers exposed to pollution. Not an answer, but it may slow the www.shoreacres.net glacier's retreat until we can get GHG under control
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written by Krazd, August 16, 2008
This concept has already been covered in the past. This would definitely not be a cost effective approach to the problem of global warming.
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Stop
written by bobbknight, August 17, 2008
I think that to get green house gasses under control, we as a human race need to stop breathing and farting. Oh and cows too.
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melting icebergs
written by Dominique Ng, August 17, 2008
a similar concept could be used for melting icebergs. ;D
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melting icebergs
written by Dominique Ng, August 17, 2008
I meant against melting icebergs, of course. ;D
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written by Anon, August 17, 2008
but at least they're* trying
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It's a BIG lie
written by ben, August 17, 2008
I can't believe people still fall for this global warming rubbish. Between January 2007 and January 2008, the temp of this planet fell by .07c. How the hell is that warming. Wake up people, realise the lies before it's too late.
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fake
written by itzy, August 17, 2008
The so called scientist behind this project is little more than a fake with no credentials in glacier research.
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Wow... seriously
written by u=idiots, August 17, 2008
Wow people still believe that global warming is a lie... Just because the presidents "experts" say that global warming is a lie doesn't make it true, in fact it makes it seem more plausible. .7c is nothing for humans but globally its an enormous change. We don't notice a change like that because we have developed and evolved into a species that can adapt very well, unfortunately many other species are not so lucky, especially when there home is on the ice that is melting.
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Coolness
written by Jim McDish, August 17, 2008
Those german dudes are pretty smart arent they?

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written by Global warming is a lie, August 17, 2008
check this out
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24036736-7583,00.html
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written by ielectalk, August 17, 2008
ohmy.....
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written by Dougie, August 17, 2008
The Simpsons already dit it.
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negative commentary
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How come every eco geek story has negative commentary and no constructive criticism? It would be better to viagra online 50mgs keep it to yourself I think. (See, negative comment with what to do better.)
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written by it's a never ending process, August 19, 2008
how could you even think it's not true based on the planets temperature falling? just what exactly do you think is link for you sales viagra melting my friend? it's thousands of tons of ICE but when it melts and trickles into the ocean doesn't mean it becomes luke warm, it's still freaking freezing cold, cooling the oceans in general therefore cooling the overall temperature of http://theglobalobservatory.org/canada-cialis-no-prescription the planet. That is how the http://www.richcongress.com/canadian-levitra planet stabilises itself. Once the planet's climate reaches a point of another ice age, where it's so cold that pretty much everything is frozen it will start the process all over again which is gona take another billion years of warming up, until the ice melts cooling the planet off etc.
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written by ROBERT GRUBER, December 24, 2008
if large areas were covered with aluminum foil, significant amounts of radiant energy would be reflected into space, alleviating somewhat the global warming. The best places for this, maximizing its cooling effect, would be high in the tropics, though covering most of Greenland would help a lot ;)
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Wow
written by Pat b, February 03, 2009
Wow man. Haha global warming is a true threat. What do http://www.expert-nett.fr/buy-viagra-from-china you call 80 billion tons of melt water from Alaskan glaciers running away. Hmmm, maybe the placement is off? No. GLOBAL WARMING
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We were there
written by elane v k, April 01, 2009
We were there visiting the Rhone glacier cave walk whilst on holiday with my kids and we saw what it looked to me like students fiddling about some structures further out in the ice .I didn't know they were making the news .That's cool ,even got some shots of them .

I don't really buy for the only best offers cialis for sale online negative comments here .With the evidence our glaciers are melting whether it's due to human activities enhanced phenomenon or by natural changes of global temperature patterns and we are only in the beginning of www.smartersecurity.com the big changes about to happen .As a resident of this planet earth we can only try to experiment of things we think are benificial to buy cialis super active online our main interest of survival in this planet as a whole . If there's no people that are able to think and recommended site viagra tadalafil try on best way to take viagra things , then same as there should be no future of medicine as we are enjoying now . We could perhaps still be using chloroform as anesthetic .Imagine that ,eh .

So people who said some mockery of this expirement done should just shut up if you can't do anything that is positive for this planet than deliver some negative criticisms against.


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