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Beijing melting snow to solve global warming-related water shortage, likely contributing to global warming — Engadget

by on November 13, 2010

Beijing melting snow to solve global warming-related water shortage, likely contributing to global warming

Like water? Sure, we all do, but folks in and around northern China have been suffering from a shortage of late. The blame has been assigned to both global warming-related drought and a population boom, but officials in and around Beijing have a somewhat novel solution: snow melters. Two vehicles with heaters capable of melting 3,500 cubic feet of snow per hour have been deployed ahead of the coming wintery mix

People make, and even like making, tactical moves that pay off in the present. This kind of coping will be part of the warp and woof of adapting to changing ecologies. Reminds me of enthusiastic Stanford students.

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