Companies are considering a major geoengineering project that would build a barrier to block warm seawater from reaching the base of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier


October 21, 2022

Satellite image of Jakobshavn Glacier, Greenland, in 2019

NASA Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens/US Geological Survey

Major engineering companies are considering plans to slow the melting of a giant glacier in Greenland, 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 offer a way to slow sea-level rise from Antarctic melting.

of Norway Aker solutions and on Arup Groupbased in London, sent representatives to meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 12, in which proposals for the construction of…

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