Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Peru Update

BBC News - Can painting a mountain restore a glacier?: "Slowly but surely an extinct glacier in a remote corner of the Peruvian Andes is being returned to its former colour, not by falling snow or regenerated ice sheets, but by whitewash.

It is the first experimental step in an innovative plan to recuperate Peru's disappearing Andean glaciers.

But there is debate between those who dismiss the idea as just plain daft and those who think it could be a simple but brilliant solution, or at least one which should be put to the test."

2 comments:

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

First there is a mountain...then there is no mountain...then there is...

I guess I need to find out where the "just plain daft" line starts...

Bill Crider said...

It's not everybody who can work a reference to Donovan into a comment!