Climate change and global warming threaten life in many ways around the world. One of the threat methods is glacial melting. A non-profit organization called Ice911 has a solution for this.
Arctic at a rate never seen before It is melting. Greenland ice, compared to forty years ago It melts six times faster. 5-day ice melt in August 60 billion tons ice loss occurred. For the past forty years, Arctic Glaciers We lost 75%. The current amount of sea ice is the second lowest record since 1979.
Rising sea level in addition melting also climate change contributes. Normally the Arctic ice reflects the sunlight directly into space. Less ice means less heat will leave the world, causing more ice to melt. A vicious circle.
Ice911 is a non-profit organization offering a potential solution to this vicious circle. The Group has identified the key regions of the Arctic. with minikürecik offers to fill. This will create a protective layer to reflect sunlight and prevent ice melting.
Ice911usus founder Leslie Field told Business Insider Üz We are a tremendously creative species and we have to stop the climate change clock. This kind of technology gives us time to act hareket said.
Small flint grains
These dust-like small particles developed by Ice911 silicon and oxygen junction flint It was produced. This component does not cause any harm to humans or animals. Team, mini-spheres “Small, beautiful, white beach sand” in the form of.
These reflective grains stick to ice and water, and oil based pollutants does not attract. Based on simulations by Ice911 ice reflectivity Using this technology to repair helps reduce the temperature in most of the Arctic by up to 1.5 degrees.
This technology is currently under field testing. According to Field, Ice911 first started with small experiments in buckets, and then these tests were performed in the lakes in the mountains of Minnesota and Sierra Nevada. Later in Alaska frozen one at Lake Field and team members who made this experiment, said the reflection and thickness increased.
Field, these particles in the Arctic about 2.5 million km2nd wide sea ice does not want to pour. Instead, Field's team used climate models for strategic Arctic points where the microspheres would have the highest impact. One of the designated points Greenland with Svalbard between Fram Strait. This region heats up four times faster than global warming.
Field said the cost of distributing the tiny spheres significantly is $ 5 billion. Field says the cost is too high, but the cost of doing nothing is much greater.
Arctic sea ice melting
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Every September Arctic sea ice reaches the minimum amount. Every 10 years since 1980, this minimum area has shrunk by 13% and the rate of contraction is increasing. In 1979 the Arctic sea ice was about 7 million km2nd scattered over an area of 4.3 million km last month2nd as.
European Space Agency ’researchers warn that we can see an ice-free Arctic in just decades with the current rate of carbon emissions. The polar ice of the Earth “heat shieldField, 95% of the Arctic is the oldest and thickest sea ice in 2018, he said.
The method they developed geoengineering Field says that the Ice911 I trying to recreate things that have already been there but not lost aya He says.