Finding a solution to slow the speed of ice melting is surprisingly simple!

The work of Michael Wolovick - a postdoctoral graduate student of Princeton University promises to go further.

If it is truly successful, this solution will be the end of the risk of melting, causing sea level rise in the world.

The climate is hot, causing ice to melt - and that is a great threat to our lives on this planet. Many ideas and solutions were introduced to slow the melting of ice, support glaciers to regain their melted area.

The work of Michael Wolovick - a postdoctoral graduate student of Princeton University promises to go further.

Accordingly, to be able to withstand thawing, Michael intends to put "sandbags" as an underwater embankment.

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These sand bags will prevent hot currents from reaching the lower part of the glacier.

These sand bags will prevent contact with the lower part of the glacier. Since then, reducing ice melting speed to several centuries, even glaciers will have time to restore the lost areas themselves.

Michael said that even though it was only a simulation, the project has brought about great progress.

In the simulated experiment with the Thwaites glacier, small ice caps narrowed the gap by about 100km from their current position.

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Location of the Thwaites glacier.

The reason the Thwaites glacier was chosen to test for this work is due to its importance in the fight against thawing at the poles.

Thwaites are about the same size as the state of Florida, located in the Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica and have a thickness of up to 4 km but have a very thin edge.

This fringe when exposed to warmer water below the surface of the sea will gradually thin out and cause thawing, reducing the ice area at the two poles and increasing sea level.

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It is anticipated that the Thwaites glaciers will completely dissolve the world sea level by 1 to 2 meters.

If that turns out to be true, Vietnam will no longer have what is called the Mekong Delta rice bowl because 90% of the rice growing area will be completely flooded!

Although the method is simple and does not require high technology, even the author himself calls this solution 'low-tech', but Michael believes this is the right solution to the problem.

This work was first introduced at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Association which took place in December last.