[ExI] Glacier Geoengineering

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 00:26:16 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 5:00 AM,  Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I need to ask a question here, please indulge me if the answer should be obvious:
> What's the point of sticking glaciers to their bedrock?

To slow them down.  That way they don't run off into the sea or down
to lower altitudes where they melt

> Also, if you're going to build up stupendous amounts of potential energy like this, you'd better have a good scheme for dealing with it when it finally breaks loose.
> Hm, maybe not. The frozen-to-bedrock layer will just become the new bedrock, and you'll be back to square one, surely?

No, they will still move, but much slower.  Ice is like cold tar and
the colder you get it the slower it moves.


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