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Everyone talks about preventing the glaciers from melting, but how about creating one? It’s an interesting geoengineering concept, and some people have brought up the idea before. I’ve read about it in some articles and blogs, but these projects are usually on a pretty small scale and involve actions such as pumping water into a small space and letting it freeze during winter.
I thought of something more natural looking — it would still be small (the smallest glaciers are about a few hundred meters across) and would be a cirque glacier. This type of glacier is a hollow bowl shape in the mountains above the snowline; snow collects and builds up in this void. To build this type of glacier, an existing hole would have to be enlarged. It would take several years for the snow and ice to start creeping downhill and about ten years for the glacier to fully form. This might sound like a long time, but keep in mind many glaciers take centuries to manifest (the decade length formation span is based on some fast emerging glaciers in Iceland).
So what would be the upside of a man made glacier? Well it could be a nice tourist attraction, or a great nearby source for bottled water. Something to consider when I present this idea at the next geoengineering conference.
—– Dr. Tony E. Glace-Noire
Note: This post will probably be removed soon; I want this comic strip to focus on more traditional mad science projects. Thought it was a nice idea to mention, though.
Dr. Glacenoire, the mad scientist, is back!
For those who are new to the site, he’s the one with the glasses, suit, and snowflake print necktie (snowflake tie? huh? see character information).
Sorry for taking so long to post this comic strip. I’m new to drawing up a comic strip series, so I’m still a little disorganized and unsettled on mapping out ideas and sketching panels.