Ocean Seeding: The Bad Sequel

Note:  I usually try to write about positive subjects for TheGoodMuse, but when I started researching the subject of ocean seeding problems began to reveal themselves.  No one knows for certain what this technology holds. What follows is the second in a series of articles I am writing for Celsias. Thanks for reading!                                                           *            *           * 

polarstern When I wrote about ocean seeding last month I had no idea that a renegade group of scientists were about to try and break the U.N.'s moratorium on the practice. These scientists, representing 8 countries, set sail on research vessel the Polarstern from Cape Town on January 7, 2009 with 20 tons of iron sulphate on board. 

Their destination was a stormy section of the southwest Atlantic where they would dump their cargo in order to produce a phytoplankton bloom.  If all went according to their projections the phytoplankton would absorb large amounts of CO2 and then sink to the bottom of the ocean. The projects name was LOHAFEX, which comes from the Hindi word LOHA for iron and Fertilization EXperiment. ...Read More