July 7, 2023 - Your Scoop in CDR!
Carbon dioxide moonshot could help tackle climate change Time is running out to tackle the climate crisis – we need urgent solutions. In the spirit of the moon landing, action is needed to limit global warming. Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage could help achieve net-zero.
Ocean Iron Fertilization under scrutiny July 6, 2023- American Association for the Advancement of Science Eurekalert, a peer reviewed journal -One of the new aspects of our work was to layer ocean iron fertilization on top of climate change,” Twining said. “We also connected our results to a fisheries model, as a way to put the predicted changes in productivity into terms that are more meaningful to people.”
Their results showed a five percent decline in the biomass of fish and marine species in the tropics, including economically important coastal areas, due to large-scale iron fertilization. This was on top of a 15 percent decline expected due to climate change as warming temperatures stratify the ocean, depriving the surface of critical nutrients.
“We are at a critical moment in the planning and development of carbon dioxide removal approaches,” Twining said. “Rigorous, peer-reviewed, purpose-designed research and experimentation will be central to evaluating all possible approaches.”
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