Companies are considering a major geoengineering project that would build a barrier to block warm seawater from reaching the base of Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland
21 October 2022
NASA Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens/U.S. Geological Survey
Major engineering companies are looking at plans to slow the melting of a gigantic Greenland glacier, in what would be the first large-scale intervention to preserve ice anywhere in the world. If it goes ahead, and if it works, it could suggest a way to slow sea level rise from Antarctic melt, too.
Norway’s Aker Solutions and the Arup Group, based in London, sent representatives to a meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, on 12 October in which proposals were discussed to construct …