The ice-making submarine would pop out bergs to help fight climate change
Indonesia, Aug 13, 2019. Designers in Indonesia have proposed building ice-making submarines that would ply polar waters and pop out icebergs to replace melting floes.
“Sea level rise due to melting ice should not only be responded with defensive solutions”, the designers of the submersible iceberg factory said in an animated video describing the vessel. The video shows the proposed submarine dipping slowly beneath the ocean surface to allow sea-water to fill its large hexagonal well. When the vessel surfaces, an on board desalination system removes the salt from the water and a “giant freezing machine” and chilly ambient temperatures freeze the freshwater to create the six-sided bergs. These float away when the vessel re-submerges and starts the process all over again.