The news comes as Cornell scientists say that geoengineering may be necessary to combat the effects of climate change.
Discovery could have implications for future geoengineering research into influencing rain.
Without the ice sheet, sea levels are predicted to rise by over 10 feet.
Scientists propose radical geoengineering plan to slow down the collapse of ice sheets.
Injecting aerosols into the atmosphere in the Northern Hemisphere would be disastrous for parts of Africa, scientists say.
But the cost—even if synthetic diamonds were used—could prove prohibitive.
Scientists hope to wield the Earth itself as a weapon against global warming.