State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

UK report on oceanic geoengineering study

Many geoengineering approaches to mitigating global climate change are being studied and evaluated.

Treehugger reports on one possibility:

“Scratch one geoengineering scheme off the list of last-ditch ways for humanity to save itself: New research from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre, Southampton shows that plans to pump nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean in order the boost algae growth at the surface to absorb CO2 would likely only sequester a small amount of total anthropogenic carbon emissions, and if the system was stopped could lead to rapid release of greenhouse gases.”

Read the full article here.

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