Iron-seeding ship sets sail

 作者:甘窄眶     |      日期:2019-03-09 08:14:04
Legal controversy surrounds the largest ever “iron-seeding” experiment to geoengineer the climate as it sets sail from South Africa. Within weeks, a team led by Victor Smetacek of the Alfred Wegner Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany, hopes to dump 20 tonnes of ferrous sulphate into the Southern Ocean. The aim is to trigger a plankton bloom that will suck carbon out of the air and lock it up at the bottom of the ocean. After a company called Planktos sparked controversy in 2007 with plans to dump iron filings in the Galapagos,