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If you believe some people, Antarctica is going to melt. Much
of this meltage, apparently, comes from glaciers sliding into
the sea, and then melting rather than remaining as ice
shelves. This slidage and meltage compete with snowfall,
which builds the glaciers in the first place.
solution to this is Pykrete. All we need to do is to
round up all the world's rubbish (particularly paper; but
anything that can be shredded to become fibrous will do) and
dump it on the inland parts of the glaciers. By the time those
parts have reached the sea, a few years later, snowfall will
have happened and converted the layer of rubbish into a
Pykrete shell over the top of the glacier. Pykrete is very
significantly more resistant to melting than regular ice, and
hence will solve the problem.
HypaCool Instant Cold Pack
[not_morrison_rm, Feb 08 2019]
||I cannot but think we're completely buggered over the
ice caps. Like, they are extremely shiny right now, so
no wiggle room for reflecting sunlight away.
||Best I can think of is 10,000,000,000 HypaCool Instant
Cold Packs (inc VAT £0.77 (but discount for buying
more than 1,000,000,000 hopefully)) dumped onto the
ice caps. Link.
||Thought you didn't believe in global warming?