Tag: All Things Considered

Geoengineering on NPR: "A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Come"

By Chris Mooney | May 30, 2010 5:09 am

Eli Kintisch, Point of Inquiry guest (listen) and the author of Hack the Planet, was on “All Things Considered” yesterday. Here’s an excerpt from the show transcript:

Another scientist is taking a different approach to geoengineering. Instead of looking to the sky for solutions, he’s looking to the ocean. Victor Smetacek, a German oceanographer, is trying to cool the planet by growing carbon-absorbing gardens in parts of the ocean with little life.

In 2009, Smetacek and a team of Indian and German scientists added 6 tons of iron into a section of the Southern Ocean, which rings Antarctica, to see if they could get a massive bloom of algae to flourish. Read More

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