Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
What's the story with these ads on Slashdot? Check out our new blog post to find out. ×
Science

Submission + - Plan to Slow Global Warming By Dumping Iron Sulphate into Oceans->

retroworks writes: "Reuters, Nature, and Christan Science Monitor report on the results of an experiment utilizing iron sulphate as a "fertilizer" for ocean algae. The ocean algae increased significantly, which could, according to the scientists involved, represent a method to trap carbon (through photosynthesis) and theoretically arrest the rate of global warming. But the CSM article notes that "Large-scale experiments with ocean fertilisation using iron are currently banned by the international London Convention on dumping at sea because of fears about side-effects." Asking Slashdot, would the "losers" from climate change insist on this solution, or this climate-interference too controversial to contemplate?"
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Plan to Slow Global Warming By Dumping Iron Sulphate into Oceans

Comments Filter:

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.

Working...