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Scientists have wild plan to refreeze Arctic

Scientists have wild plan to refreeze Arctic

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Desperate times call for desperate measures, and with temperatures near the North Pole hitting an unheard-of 20°C (36°F) warmer than average last year, things in the Arctic are undeniably grim right now.

But rather than sit by and watch as the sea ice disappears from the region at an unprecedented rate, scientists have hatched a crazy plan to ‘refreeze’ the Arctic, by installing some 10 million wind-powered pumps over the ice cap to spray sea water over the surface and replenish the sea ice.

“Our only strategy at present seems to be to tell people to stop burning fossil fuels,” lead researcher and Arizona State University physicist, Steven Desch, told The Guardian.
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