New ideas on global warming, ocean solutions

08/26/2002
I thought you might be interested in learning about a variation on the forestry theme that the Planktos Foundation is introducing. Since the world is more than 70% ocean-and within those oceans an invisible forest grows-we think that it is an environment we should be looking at to use forestry concepts to help with CO2 sequestration. Growing an ocean forest, phyto-plankton, is like growing a forest on land, but the time frames are much shorter. Forests on land have life cycles of 60 plus years, while phyto-plankton blooms have life cycles of 60 days. We now know that we can help the ocean bloom by providing very small amounts of scarce micro-nutrients, especially iron. Such blooms mimic t...
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