S3E17 - A Climate Modeller's Truth on the Controversial Project of Iceberg Harvesting
with 🎙️ Alan Condron, Scientific Researcher and Climate Modeller at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
💧 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's leading, independent non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education.
What we covered:
🍏 How Iceberg drift in oceans can be modeled and what can be learned from it
🍏 How large an Iceberg shall be upon arrival in Cape Town, to cover 20% of the city's water needs
🧮 How that Iceberg would behave all along a towing route that would lead it from Antarctica to South Africa
🍎 How challenging it would be, to harvest the Iceberg's water upon arrival
🔍 The ecological impacts of an Iceberg tow
🍎 The bigger picture around Day Zero and Water Scarcity in arid places in the world, like Cape Town
🔍 How the ecological impacts of a one-time tow are probably negligible while the consequences of a repeated commercial-scale activity would have to be studied
🍏 How a successful proof of concept would enable verifying theory and possibly build the suited infrastructure to extract the best out of the Iceberg.
🍎 How an Iceberg tow to Dubai is a different game than a southern hemisphere destination
🍏 The financial equation of an Iceberg towing project, the scientific approach that would enable us to learn from the first tow, Nick Sloane's project... and much more!
🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥
➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/a-climate-modellers-truth-on-the-controversial-project-of-iceberg-harvesting/
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