IceDream may become more than a dream

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Our world is changing, and a much faster rate than we can work to put things right. Global warming, carbon footprint, and other such phrases that didn’t exist a few years ago but now trip easily off everyone’s tongue. One of the major effects of global warming is the melting of the ice caps. These fact islands of frozen seawater inhabited by polar bears are disappearing fast due to the rise in temperature of the water beneath them.

Then there are icebergs, they too are melting at an alarming rate, but this could have a much more profound effect on us than we realise. Whereas the ice caps are frozen sea water, icebergs are frozen mountains of drinking water. Yes you read that correctly, icebergs are formed from the purest water you will ever come across, yet there are simply melting away into the sea, lost forever in the salty wasteland.

There is a project currently taking place that few will have heard of, but that will make a difference to all of us. Icedream, the Iceberg project, aims to capture icebergs, tow them, and turn them back into fresh water. Okay, towing an iceberg sounds far fetched, but with modern ships and technology, it is happening. One iceberg provides enough drinking water for 500,000 people; this is an eco-project that cannot be ignored.

There is an excellent video online you can watch which demonstrates each step of the process. With a 3D element showing up the ice itself, this video shows us exactly how the team behind this project are using icebergs as an alternative source of fresh water. Ingenious, inventive and fascinating, if you only watch one video today online, make it the Icedream video. The ingenuity behind this project is outstanding, and the difference it can make to our planet is incalculable.