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Archive: January 2008

Carbon Credits for Ocean Fertilization are Premature

January 12, 2008


Fei Chai is one of several authors of a forum piece in Science  explaining why it is premature to give or sell carbon credits for ocean fertilization.  The idea of those proposing to gain such credits is that the carbon pump can be accelerated by adding inorganic nutrients, including iron.  The efficiency with which such additions remove carbon from contact with the atmosphere and the duration during which the removed carbon stays out of contact with the atmosphere are both poorly known....

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