Scientists Announce $500 Billion ‘Crazy’ Plan to Refreeze the Arctic

"Maybe trying to make more ice in the Arctic using windmills and pumps and hoses is a crazy idea, but what's really crazy is doing nothing while the Arctic melts."

Scientists Announce 500 Billion Crazy Plan to Refreeze the ArcticIn December 2016, climate scientists warned the dramatic melting of Arctic ice or severe “snowmageddon” was linked to soaring polar temperatures, deadly summer heat waves, and torrential floods affecting hundreds of millions of inhabitants across North America, Europe and Asia.

With temperatures near the North Pole hitting an unprecedented 20°C warmer than average last year and ice levels hitting a record low, they warned the Arctic meltdown had already kick started abrupt changes in the planet’s swirling atmosphere, bringing extreme weather in heavily populated areas to the boil.

Fearing the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 tipping points in the Arctic that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe, scientists at Arizona State University have announced a plan to refreeze the Arctic — by installing 10 million wind-powered pumps over the Arctic ice cap.

These would then disperse sea water onto the surface of the ice where it will freeze as an extra layer and thicken up the ice cap, at a staggering $50 billion per year over ten years.

“As the Earth’s climate has changed, Arctic sea ice extent has decreased drastically. It is likely that the late-summer Arctic will be ice-free as soon as the 2030s.

It is unlikely that CO2 levels and mean temperatures can be decreased in time to prevent this loss, so restoring sea ice artificially is an imperative.

“We propose that winter ice thickening by wind-powered pumps be considered and assessed as part of a multipronged strategy for restoring sea ice and arresting the strongest feedbacks in the climate system.”

Physicist Steven Desch and his team argue the wind-powered pumps could add an extra meter of sea ice to the Arctic’s current layer, which rarely exceeds 2-3 meters in thickness and is being eroded constantly as the planet succumbs to climate change. Desch told The Observer:

“Thicker ice would mean longer-lasting ice. In turn, that would mean the danger of all sea ice disappearing from the Arctic in summer would be reduced significantly. It is an astonishing sum.

However, it is the kind of outlay that may become necessary if we want to halt the calamity that faces the Arctic. Our only strategy at present seems to be to tell people to stop burning fossil fuels. It’s a good idea but it is going to need a lot more than that to stop the Arctic’s sea ice from disappearing.”

According to the full report, published in Earth’s Future, the team predicts that pumping 1.3 meters of sea water onto the icy surface over the course of an Arctic winter will result in the ice being thicker by 1 meter.

See also: NASA Spots 70-Mile-Long 300-Foot-Wide Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf

Given that the mean annual thickness of Arctic ice is close to 1.5 meter, they claim, this represents a significant (70% increase) thickening of the ice. Desch told The Daily Mail:

“The scale of climate change and associated problems is so large it paralyzes us into inaction. But we can make real progress in the Arctic by putting people to work and using just a fraction of the industrial capacity that accidentally caused climate change in the first place.

“Maybe trying to make more ice in the Arctic using windmills and pumps and hoses is a crazy idea, but what’s really crazy is doing nothing while the Arctic melts. We hope to provoke discussion and action. Whether we choose to be in or not, we’re in charge of the climate now, so let’s all do the best we can.”

According to the scientists, adding 1 meter of ice in one year would reset the clock to the present day, instead of the largely ice-free summer state one expects by the 2030.

Therefore, they assert, the deployment of devices over 10% of the Arctic, at $50 billion per year, is actually economically quite tractable.

“$500 billion per year represents only 0.64% of current world gross domestic product (GDP) of $78 trillion, 2.7% of the current U.S. GDP of $18.5 trillion, or 13% of the current U.S. federal budget of $3.8 trillion.

For comparison, every year the global automotive industry produces 90 million automobiles, and the U.S. automotive industry produces about 10 million vehicles and over $300 billion of revenue.

“Thus, deploying devices over the entire Arctic is an enterprise comparable in scope to the U.S. automotive industry, or the execution of the Iraq War, which is to say that it is expensive but is economically achievable.”


Find us here

Get news from the CSGLOBE in your inbox each weekday morning

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors/source and do not necessarily reflect the position of CSGLOBE or its staff.

Paid content

China Is Turning The Rainforest Into Cheap Furniture For The U.S.

Driven by American demand for cheap furniture, China has become the greatest importer of illegal timber. The...

Bill Gates Admits to Chemtrails

Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering ( Chemtrails ) Geo-engineers are finally coming out of the “chemtrail” closet, as reports are now...

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels

A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in...

What's New Today

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. coronavirus cases ‘have stabilized’

Even as Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesday that coronavirus...

Five bombshells about Trump from Bolton ‘s book

Excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton ’s book about his time in the Trump administration...

Don’t Listen to Fox. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone.

It seems I live in a city undergoing a “totalitarian takeover” that will lead to “fascist outcomes”...


Complete List of BANKS Owned/Controlled by the Rothschild Family

What’s the significance of having a central bank within a country and why should you concern yourself, your family and colleagues? Central banks are illegally...

Putin has Banned Rothschild and His New World Order Banking Cartel Family from Entering Russian Territory

As of recently, Russian president Vladimir Putin took yet another decision for his country. "Under any circumstances", the Rothschild family is banned from entering Russian territory. Along...

What Is Agenda 21? Depopulation of 95% of the World By 2030

Most people are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program which plans to depopulate 95%...

China Is Turning The Rainforest Into Cheap Furniture For The U.S.

Driven by American demand for cheap furniture, China has become the greatest importer of illegal timber. The...

Asia’s First-Ever Vertical Forest Will Produce 132 Pounds Of Oxygen Each Day

When Stefano Boeri Architetti presented the idea of installing a vertical forest in Milan, people were beyond thrilled with the idea. Following the success of...

Confronting climate change

Big role U.S. can play in confronting climate change The new rules proposed by EPA aren’t ideal. But it’s a start and could give the...

Poisonous Chemtrail Rain is Killing our Trees

Chemtrail Rain  = Trees in danger Whether you call it stratospheric aerosol geo-engineering, weather modification, or chemtrails, the poison that is raining down on our...

Can life prevail in the vacuum of space?

Life in space? Sea plankton discovered attached to ISS outer hull Russian scientists say they made a “unique” discovery while analyzing samples from the exterior...

Are GMOs All Bad? The Truth about GMOs

One of the hottest and most controversial issues in the world today is genetic engineering. With protests against Monsanto on May 25th in over...

Billionaire Globalist Soros Exposed as Hidden Hand Behind Trump Protests — Provoking US ‘Color Revolution’

Billionaire globalist financier George Soros’ has been revealed to be a driving force behind the organizing of nationwide protests against the election of...

US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade

The “War on Drugs” and the “War on Terror” are more intertwined than that media and our elected officials would like us to think. And...