Artificial Glaciers In The Himalayas

Artificial Glaciers In The Himalayas

Glaciers are a lifeline for locals, providing water during the summer. But glaciers are retreating far from villages as climate change melts the ice. They're now too far away to irrigate farms and provide drinking water. Indian scientist Sonam Wangchuk has come up with a solution.

Sonam Wangchuk Artificial Glaciers

They're called ice stupas - named because they resemble Buddhist monuments. They're made by spraying water into the freezing air during colder months. The stupas melt slowly in warmer months providing water for growing crops. The European Geoscience Union predicts 70% of Himalayan glaciers will be gone by the year 2100. 

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