Yes, you got that right.
In no time, you might as well see Arabs going to the Sun just to get a Tan haha!
An under-consideration plan has been unveiled by an Abu Dhabi based eco firm to transport an iceberg from Antarctica to the Fujairah coastline in the Arabian Sea for the purpose of maintaining environmental sustainability and biodiversity drive in the region.
“Our simulator predicts that it will take up to one year [to tow an iceberg to UAE]. We have formulated the technical and financial plan. Towing is the best method. We will start the project in beginning of 2018,” Abdullah Mohammad Sulaiman Al Shehi, managing director of National Advisor Bureau Limited said.
The National Advisor Bureau Limited believes that this initiative can serve as a great new source of fresh drinking water in UAE. Also, the cold air discharge from the Icebergs can bring thunderstorms and downpours the whole year to help keep scorching temperatures at bay in the deserted areas.
This is not UAE’s first attempt to turn the climate around in the region by scientific means. The artificial beaches and artificial rains are successful examples of the process. This year Dubai’s temperature is surprisingly almost half of the temperature in Karachi, Pakistan thanks to bi-weekly artificial rains. The iceberg project is expected to cause a tremendous increase in the amount of water vapors in the atmosphere which get collected in the cloud and cause them to rain.
It can also serve as a great point of attraction for foreign tourists. Come on. Who doesn’t want to see an iceberg in one of the hottest places in the whole world.
“We want it mainly for the water. It could also be good for tourism and the weather.” Al Sehi added.
Just like every other innovation or idea, it has pros and cons both. While some are calling this a futuristic initiative, some are calling it the naïve desire of a spoiled rich brat.
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