5 Last-Ditch Plans to Save Earth

Crank up your ingenuity and combat climate change the MacGyver way
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 22, 2007 2:25 PM CDT
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(Newser) – If reducing emissions was Plan A to save the earth from global warming, these plans from Popular Science would be more like Plan ... Z:

  1. Make more Arctic ice—out of saltwater.
  2. Cool the oceans, which feed storms with warm water, by sucking up cold water from the ocean floor with giant floating tubes.

  1. Grow "super trees" that will limit demand on wood products from the battered rain forests.
  2. Make your own wetlands; this technique also recycles plastic and foam.
  3. Cover glaciers in insulating blankets to keep them from melting (already in use in the Swiss Alps—and it works!).