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Recently, Roy Stokes, a spokesman for Great Britain’s Environmental Agency urged citizens to build snowmen to help prevent flooding. The thought was that tightly packed snow would take longer to melt and help avert flooding in urban areas.
Stokes’ advice was soon retracted, but he may be on to something. When the weather gets warmer, often ground snow melts into city sewers, causing flooding. Although a single snowman probably won’t make a difference, if cities took an initiative to start packing snow in urban areas, it may help stall melting and prevent urban flooding.
What do you think?