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Mongolian Ice Shield

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Mongolia is to launch one of the world's biggest ice-making experiments later this month in an attempt to combat the adverse affects of global warming and the urban heat island effect.

The geoengineering trial, that is being funded by the Ulan Bator government, aims to "store" freezing winter temperatures in a giant block of ice that will help to cool and water the city as it slowly melts during the summer.

Sounds pretty interesting. They're at about the same latitude as Seattle, but elevation of Ulaan Bator is 4,300 ft...
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That is incredibly interesting!

Kind of relating to global warming... My hubby read somewhere the impact of fresh water glaciers melting into the ocean would cause the salinity of the oceans to decrease dramatically (salt holds warmth) and possibly causing another ice age...opposite of what scientists are planning for. But either way...major climate change. More so than what anyone right now is used to.

It is very interesting to see what people are doing to try and plan for what they think is coming. Technically, no one can be 100% sure, this is all new territory for the people alive on the planet right now.
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That is pretty interesting. Kind of reminded me of this video from Futurama http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2taViFH_6_Y

Still seems like a response to a sympton not a cause.
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