How it works
How would iron fertilization for carbon sequestration be done?
The most likely approach to applying iron fertilizer for carbon sequestration would be to produce carbon “crops” with large, temporary blooms in the open ocean. The sequence of a typical “crop” would be:
The Need For New Approaches To Greenhouse Gas Control
Einstein had said “Significant problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” Clearly this is so for the problem of greenhouse gas control: attempts to reduce emissions by conventional means have not worked and are unlikely to work in the future.
GreenSea believes that John Martin was correct in predicting that at some point in the future, people will acknowledge that conventional approaches are not working and will consequently begin concerted and focused development of innovative carbon management approaches, iron fertilization among them. The only uncertainty is how long people will ignore the buildup of greenhouse gases and tolerate the failure of conventional controls.