Underreported: Ocean Iron Fertilization to Slow Global Warming?

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A controversial scientific theory holds that fertilizing the ocean with massive amounts of iron would reduce greenhouse gases - and thus slow global warming. But critics says that large-scale environmental tampering is too risky. Dr. Scott Doney, Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, explains more about the pros and cons of ocean iron fertilization.


Dr. Scott Doney

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SD from Florida

BP used large scale tampering to pump unregulated chemicals into the ocean to handle the gulf oil spill...

So its OK to tamper with the environment if you are a corporation and do what you want and ask questions later. Not OK if you are genuinely concerned about the environment.

Jan. 05 2013 04:23 PM
M.Lensi from a Takshang in the mountains

Nobody intentionally wrecked the earth. Pollution. Global warming. This was all done in the name of righteous progress, with all the good intentions you believe you bring to bear with this silly project.

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It's time to throw away your models, and let reality take over. Set aside your predictions, and see what is really there. Just let go. It's alright. The earth will stabilize if we just let it.

Let us aggressively withdraw our footprint of progress, rather than heap more fuel onto the fire.

Jan. 17 2008 05:38 PM
Rich from jc nj

In the same way we are raising the price of food because of the use of corn to make ethanol, now we are going to raise the price of steel to fight global warming. Unintended consequences.

Jan. 17 2008 01:42 PM

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