I’m not sure that dumping tons of iron powder in the ocean is going to stop ‘climate change’, but I am hopeful it can reduce atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide:
“The first commercial venture into growing vast plankton blooms big enough to suck carbon from the atmosphere starts this month.
Tons of powdered iron will be poured into the Pacific to induce the growth of blooms big enough to be seen from space. The scheme’s backers believe that the iron seeding technique could radically reduce the carbon in the atmosphere and will open up a multimillion-pound carbon-offsetting industry. Simultaneously, they hope to reverse the decline in plankton levels, which are estimated to have fallen by at least 9 per cent in the past two decades.
Iron seeding is thought to work because it provides a crucial nutrient for plankton growth that is missing or in short supply in up to 70 per cent of the world’s oceans.
As the phytoplankton multiplies it will absorb large quantities of carbon and, if the trials are a success, much of it will sink to the seabed when the microscopic plants die and sink…
Read the complete article here: http://timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article1739124.ece .