Could harvesting icebergs end droughts? - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Could harvesting icebergs end droughts?

PARIS (CNN) - A French engineer says he's developed a plan to tow icebergs from the Arctic Circle to drought-ridden areas in the Horn of Africa.

The plan would provide clean drinking water to regions that don't have any, and could help make soil more fertile for farming, according to the male engineer.

The engineer's research shows that a boat dragging a 7 million-ton iceberg could make the trip in 141 days. Only 38 percent of the iceberg would melt.

He is currently seeking the $10 million necessary to fund the project.

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