- Earth and the Environment
The potential of frozen mountains of freshwater
The global water crisis is upon us. In his spellbinding narrative, Matthew Birkhold argues that icebergs—glistening leviathans of the ocean—may very well hold the key to saving the planet.
Birkhold takes readers around the globe, introducing them to scientists determining how industrial-scale iceberg harvesting could affect the oceans and the poles. And we see firsthand the looming conflict between Indigenous peoples like the Greenlandic Inuit with claims to icebergs and the private corporations that stand to reap massive profits.
From Connecticut to South Africa, from Newfoundland to Norway, to Greenland and beyond, Birkhold gives voice to the visionaries, engineers, lawyers, and diplomats of the “Cold Rush.”
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|February 11, 2024