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This Giant Floating Farm Uses Melting Icebergs To Bring Local Food To Greenland

Brooke Feldman

As glaciers melt at record speeds due to climate change, some (often questionable) startups are beginning to harvest the melting freshwater, bottle it up, and ship it off to distant grocery store shelves. But then there are ideas like this one: Why not use the nutrient-rich water to help grow local food for Greenland, which currently ships in almost all of its produce from overseas?

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  • Jeanette

    While it does look very futuristic, I like the idea and the fact that people are actively coming up with ideas to adapt with the melting glaciers and global warming. Innovative ideas like this gives a sense of hope.

  • Thierry Phillips

    This might seem like a niche idea, and it's a rather expensive solution to Greenland's situation, but cost and ROI may become very secondary in the face of losing very large areas of coastal land as the icecaps melt. If your prime agricultural land is coastal, your country may not have the time to develop other land areas quickly enough. This is an effective emergency measure, however expensive.

  • Jstells123

    Interesting concept, kind of sci-fi ish but these are the kinds of creative ideas that we need to tackle issues like climate change. Although this won't solve the problem, it is a super cool way of using meltwater to feed a population that doesn't really focus on feeding themselves

    • Brooke Feldman

      I wonder sometimes if it's good to see these kind of examples and learn from them. Maybe these ideas can help better ones?