RSMG Weblog: Icebergs again:
The hardy perennial idea of meeting water demand by towing icebergs from the Antarctic (or, in the Northern Hemisphere) the Arctic, gets another run in todays Courier Mail.
Something is sooooo wrong here… like turning the rivers inland, this idea is so silly from an environmental standpoint I don’t know where to begin. Besides, if I’m not mistaken, the same factors that are causing the water shortages are also shrinking the Antarctic. Perhaps someone might think a bit beyond a headline and actually start promoting real solutions.