TED-Ed tells you how to build your own glacier in this awesome animation. Ancient civilisations built massive glaciers for a number of reasons. Sometimes it was to keep out enemies, other times it was to preserve a consistent water supply.

 

But the art of creating glaciers requires ingenuity, innovation and ideal weather conditions. This animation walks us through the ancient techniques used to create glaciers, as well as the modern ways that glaciers are created today.

How To Build Your Own Glacier

In a world facing more extreme weather than ever thanks to global warming, more and more countries are creating their own glaciers as a source for clean water, amongst other things. It’s amazing how things have come full circle and how we can look to ancient civilisations for solutions to our modern problems.

How to build a Glacier|TED-Ed|Animation

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