Revolutionary solution to global water crisis
Matthew Birkhold’s fascinating narrative in “Chasing Icebergs” reveals a surprising solution to the global water crisis and climate change. In a world where one in three people lacks access to safe drinking water and about a million suffer the consequences each year, frozen freshwater giants – icebergs – could be the answer.
Icebergs, long considered symbols of climate change, could now be our planet’s savior. Birkhold reveals how these icy giants could be harnessed on a large scale to produce drinking water to address the water crisis. “Chasing Icebergs” offers a compelling look at the technical, cultural, and legal challenges that must be overcome to harness this precious resource.
The book takes us on a journey around the world as a variety of personalities – from bureaucrats to daring “iceberg cowboys” – debate the use of icebergs. We witness the conflict between profit-driven corporations and dedicated humanitarians who transport icebergs across oceans to alleviate water shortages.
While the most renowned scientists share their perspectives, the book also highlights the tensions between indigenous peoples and corporations that could profit from iceberg deposits. Birkhold underscores the need for a global coalition of scientists, visionaries, engineers, lawyers, and diplomats to ensure sustainable use of these icy resources.
“Chasing Icebergs” invites us to rethink how we view water and climate change. An inspiring journey from the U.S. to Greenland, from Newfoundland to Norway, reveals a hopeful message: icebergs could be the key to saving our planet from the water crisis. Now is the time for concerted efforts to shape the “Cold Noise” into a sustainable future.
Learn how Polewater was actively involved in the creation process of Chasing Icebergs and answered the author’s questions in fascinating conversations. Immerse yourself in the fascinating collaboration, insights into the world of icebergs and their role in the context of climate change.
Chasing Icebergs is available on Amazon. Language English | Hardcover: 240 pages | ISBN-10 1639363432 | ISBN-13 978-1639363438