As glaciers disappear, sea level rise leads to catastrophic floods downstream, which could destabilize the region and the world. Therefore, it is crucial that we stop or slow the melting of these glaciers.
While we cannot change the course of carbon dioxide emissions in the short term, we can increase the glacial albedo by adding a thin layer of harmless reflective materials such as Hollow Glass Microspheres and thus significantly slow the melting and perhaps restore the glaciers, an interim measure before the planet's climate is restored.
We partnered with Dr. Leslie Field, CEO of Bright Ice Initiative, who along with a few scientists developed the solution originally for slowing the melting of the Arctic. As part of this initiative, carefully monitored field tests will be carried out on Chhota Sighri, a Himalayan glacier in India, to adapt the solution for slowing the melting of Himalayan glaciers and to encourage governments and the UN to implement policies and projects to protect the cryosphere.