Geoengineering Nut Dumps Tons of Iron Into Ocean

Another ineffective attempt to reduce CO2:

The insane idea: iron will spur phytoplankton growth and the resulting blooms will absorb a whole bunch of CO2…

the Guardian is now reporting that the American businessman behind the company, Russ George, dumped 100 tons of iron sulphate into the Pacific over the summer. He did it from a fishing boat 200 nautical miles from the British Columbia archipelago Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands.

… Just how bad is this? University of Western Ontario scientists published findings several years ago showing that iron fertilization in the ocean causes one type of phytoplankton to produce potent neurotoxins. That means death for marine life, and humans who consume any of those fish.


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