While Antarctica is quite blustery, it would require 850,000 wind turbines – a tenth of the current yearly supply globally – to generate the energy to pump the water to the arctic or antarctic circles.
The magnitude of sea level rise is really tremendous, it turns out it’s not likely that any engineering tactic possible can mitigate it,”
said Professor Anders Levermann, coauthor of the paper in Earth System Dynamics that investigates the utility of the program.
Given Levermann’s conditions and the highly unrealistic ideas of Frieler, it’s not difficult to question why the work was done in the very first place. Nevertheless, Frieler asserted,
Our strategy is certainly extreme, but so is the challenge of sea level rise.” He added: “Local adaptation, for example constructing dikes, is not going to be physically possible or economically viable everywhere.”