Thursday, September 26, 2013

Losing your glacier? Make your own!

This is amazing. Do-it-yourself glaciers: The iceman cometh: If climate change takes your local glacier away, why not build another? (July 13, 2013, the Economist)

This doesn't solve every problem related to the loss of the glaciers, but it gets at one aspect that hurts a vulnerable population-- farmers who depend on snowmelt to irrigate crops in high altitude (short-growing-season) climates.

"[S]ome farms are better-off now than they used to be in the days before the natural glaciers vanished."

Hats off.

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