Killing the Earth to Save Her

Here we go! This is the knee-jerk attempts to geoengineer our way out of climate change. When we dummy down all environmental problems to only climate change, people don't think about the effects of...
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Here we go! This is the knee-jerk attempts to geoengineer our way out of climate change. When we dummy down all environmental problems to only climate change, people don’t think about the effects of covering a habitat with paint! The stupidity of it all!

Can painting a mountain restore a glacier?

Slowly but surely an extinct glacier in a remote corner of the Peruvian Andes is being returned to its former colour, not by falling snow or regenerated ice sheets, but by whitewash.

It is the first experimental step in an innovative plan to recuperate Peru’s disappearing Andean glaciers.

But there is debate between those who dismiss the idea as just plain daft and those who think it could be a simple but brilliant solution, or at least one which should be put to the test….http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america/10333304.stm

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