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Professional Iceberg Mover
Transcript of Professional Iceberg Mover
Glaciology is an interdisciplinary earth science that integrates geophysics, geology, physical geography, geomorphology, climatology, meteorology, hydrology, biology, and ecology. The impact of glaciers on people includes the fields of human geography and anthropology.
Transporting icebergs from areas where they are melting, to places that need them
- Nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh
- In much of the developing world, clean water is either hard to come by or a commodity that requires laborious work
- 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.
Increasing Demand For Fresh Water
- By 2025, an estimated addition of 1.8 billion people will live in areas plagued by water scarcity, as a result of use, growth, and climate change.
Tapping into 69% of the Worlds Fresh Water
- Gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the Earth's climate
- Increase in tempurature melts glacers and increases water levels
- 68.9% of the worlds freshwater is stored glaciers
- Humans only have access to about 1% of the worlds fresh water
Question you may ask:
Isn't it bad for the enviornment to move these icebergs?
You Now May be Wondering:
Why hasn't This Been Done Yet?
- Consult glaciologists to find the right time to "harvet" icebergs
-Enclose icebergs with geotextiles and pull them with tug boats
- Use the oceans natural currents to help tow icebergs
- Need to time movements perfectly to avoid Sea Eddies
- Averge trips are 2,600 miles at once on a tug boat
- On a boat for many weeks
- Ship maintance
- Harsh weather on ocean and most likely canned foods
Becoming a Iceberg Mover
- Go to college and study glaciology
- Learn about ocean currents and trends to aid glacer movement
- Need to be able to operate a tugboat
- Never Done Before
- A completely open field of intrest with the demand for fresh water increasing
- 10 million dollars for one iceberg movemnet over 2,600 miles
- Ability/success of moving icebergs
- Demand for fresh water
- Amount of people willing to pay for water this way
- Tug boat operator
- Logistics manager
- Buisness CEO
- Many hours away in transportation weeks
- May get stuck in sea eddies when trying the transport glacers
- Totally open field of interest, no one has done it yet
- solve one of the worlds biggest problems
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