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This device could save glaciers from melting

Stopping glaciers from melting seems like an impossible challenge. But with this invention, researchers might just have a solution...

This device could save glaciers from melting

At least, that’s the hope of these researchers from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland. The principle: a high-altitude snow cannon, which collects the melted water from a glacier and transforms it into snow.

After an initial test on site, they plan to deploy this device on the Morteratsch glacier, which is also a victim of global warming. A glacial lake upstream will serve as a source of water, which will flow to the cannon by the simple effect of gravity.

Hugo Clément, a Journalist, explained, “In just a few minutes, there's already a good layer. They managed to make snow. And unlike the snow cannons at ski resorts, they made it without any electricity or energy. That's what's great about this system.”

Between October 2018 and Octobre 2019, Swiss glaciers have lost 5% of their total volume. Over the last five years, this figure has risen to 10%.

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03/17/2020 11:39 AM
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12 comments

  • Soo L.
    03/18/2020 16:27

    solution mou

  • Arun K.
    03/18/2020 15:47

    Why, we the people adapt natural living. return to the nature

  • CR H.
    03/18/2020 05:35

    👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏

  • Mononoke H.
    03/18/2020 05:23

    Hmm saving glaciers vs delivering snow to skiing slopes hmmm 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Luan D.
    03/17/2020 23:27

    Stop mining fossil fuels

  • Shawn E.
    03/17/2020 22:06

    Sooo, is he saying the sun is melting the glaciers and NOT the ambient air temp??? I'm thinking there's so much more to it than a layer of snow...

  • Jaime L.
    03/17/2020 14:04

    Oh man :/ where to start? The problem of ice melting is not only that there is less ice so you make more ice in a machine and solve it... It's about increasing of sea level, change of temperatures of water, alterated ecosystems, change of global ocean's currents, sun's light reflection, and a long long etc. The solution for problems is to avoid the reason why the problem was created, thats all, if not you are solving one problen and probably creating a hundred more...

  • Ne R.
    03/17/2020 13:41

    God is good all d time..🙏

  • Krishna G.
    03/17/2020 12:27

    May be a good solution

  • Maranda P.
    03/17/2020 12:06

    or you know, we could figure out a way to stop polluting the crap out of our planet

  • Ed L.
    03/17/2020 11:53

    It's people like (many hundreds of thousands) who GET OFF THEIR ARSE AND DO SOMETHING ( and have done for many years) And yet some DO NOTHING EXCEPT GIVE IT THE MOUTH SWEDISH KID gets all the attention.

  • Ed L.
    03/17/2020 11:48

    Here's hopping!