Wow!!! Thank you for this exceptional reply! When I first began to research all of this, (around 2006), I could not visualize any way to do this that would not involve a huge amount of desalination of ocean water. Over these past fifteen years though I have ran into quite encouraging bits and pieces of information that indicate that perhaps..... just perhaps.... this can significantly be done largely without mega- scale desalination of ocean water. As far as the destruction of ecosystems goes...... for one thing...... I cannot say that there are no negatives with this theory....... I can only say that it sure seems to me that the alternatives to doing something along this line are even worse......... I am worried about a mass extinction event that could well affect up to ninety percent of humans within this century....... I would love to be terribly in error in that concern but.......... I still believe that the worst case scenario as climate change continues is far, far, far worse than the majority of experts are predicting........ partly because they are risking their careers to make the predictions that they do write. I consider the predictions regarding how quickly the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could perhaps crack and slide...... (which is a very different thing from it melting)...... are so terribly "conservative" that I would use the word "naive" to consider those projections but...... again... I would so love to be wrong... and it would be great to find out that those relatively conservative scientists were correct?! GUEST POSTS 14 February 2020 8:00 Guest post: How close is the West Antarctic ice sheet to a ‘tipping point’? https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-how-close-is-the-west-antarctic-ice-sheet-to-a-tipping-point ..... Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!