Peru inventor 'whitewashes' peaks to slow glacier melt

A very interesting project is taking place 4,756 metres above sea level in the Peruvian Andes. Inventor Eduardo Gold is planning to splash whitewash onto loose rocks and paint a total area of 70 hectares (173 acres) on three peaks in the Andean region of Ayacucho in southern Peru. "A white surface reflects the sun's rays back through the atmosphere and into space, in doing so it cools the area around it too," explains Gold.
"In effect in creates a micro-climate, so we can say that the cold generates more cold, just as heat generates more heat."
In that way he wants to recuperate the country's melting glaciers.
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