Naomi Klein: Geoengineering - Testing the WatersQuicklink submitted by Rob Kall Permalink
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|Naomi Klein writes of 'a bizarre ocean experiment off the islands of Haida Gwaii... There, US entrepreneur Russ George dumped 120 tons of iron dust off the hull of a rented fishing boat; the plan was to create an algae bloom that would sequester carbon and thereby combat climate change. Mr. George is one of a growing number of would-be geoengineers who advocate high-risk, large-scale technical interventions that would fundamentally change the oceans and skies in order to reduce the effects of global warming. Other geoengineering strategies are under consideration. Unless we change course, we can expect to hear many more reports about sun-shielders and ocean fiddlers like Mr. George, whose iron dumping exploit did more than test a thesis about ocean fertilization: it also tested the waters for future geoengineering experiments. And judging by the muted response so far...|
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