In primary school science, we learn that dark colors attract heat, light colors reflect heat. At the rate that things are going, the ice caps melt a lot faster, producing a lot more water in the ocean, reducing shorelines, and since there’s more water body on the planet, it also means we attract more heat than reflecting.
Considering that the world is constantly changing & engineering is also constantly improving, with the right amount of funds & combined human effort, we just might have the slightest glimpse of a chance to reverse the global warming effects.
To ensure our chance of survivability and to do some serious damage control, apart from the efforts to reduce carbon emission, something is more eminent, but not exactly attempted. You may consider this crazy, but if we embark on a global movement to reverse the effects, we just might be able to delay the gravity of the situation.
It is definitely impossible for us to produce enough ice cubes to dump into the Arctic & Antarctic regions. But, it is humanly possible to create massive sheets of material to repel & reflect light. When enough heat is reflected, the average temperatures become regulated, or fall. And when more heat is repelled, the north & south may resume its colder temperatures, and in the course of another few centuries, the icebergs just may stop melting and start forming again.
Supposing we begin by embarking on engineering feats in the north & south poles, to erect floating stadium sized reflector panels to mimic the reflections of the ice caps, supposing, we paint the roof of every building in our cities white, supposing we implement green walls & facades for every building, supposing we introduce weeds & cacti into dessert plains, and we channel access water to flow into manmade reservoirs in the desserts, would you agree that we might just have a chance at reversing the effects of global warming?
If you by any chance agree with the sentiments here, perhaps you might just want to help passing the awareness on, to as many people you know.