- Michelle Rosenthal
- Brooklyn, NY
- United States
social worker, Dr Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Will we utilize water captured in the ice caps by transporting small chunks before they melt and flood the coast lines around the world?
Before there were freezers and ice making machines, a creative business man established a wildly successful business cutting up large chunks of ice from the top of frozen lakes with chain saws, and transported the blocks of ice around the world in many, many ships. It was a massive undertaking. The ice was used to keep food cold and for water etc.
We can make better use of the water that is inside the breaking ice caps and massive ice sheets by bringing it for use in irrigation and drinking water around the world as needed in many ships.
If the ships transporting the water are powered by many massive sails and solar power receptors, regulated by the most advanced technology, to maximize the amount of energy utilized from the wind and the sun it, may be achievable at a net increase to benefit humanity. Many huge ships are now being powered this way, either fully or partially.
The fresh water ice may be transported other ways as well. We have to get smart and figure out how to deal with this situation. I realize this issue has to be fully studied since any changes made may have other unforeseen consequences.
The ships may be filled with the ice. The ice melts easily to water after the temperature rises and the water can be used to save lives.
I am seeking to inspire corporations or business entrepreneurs to take advantage of this great business opportunity available by transporting the chunks of ice small enough to be movable to areas where the melting ice is needed for drinking, for animals and to water crops and trees.
We also can return to old methods of getting fresh water by collecting water in rain barrels, conserving, harvesting water, purifying water, reduce toxic dumping into the waters and be more conscientious about protecting our water before it is too late.