Scientists Propose Dumping Hundreds of Tons of Iron into Ocean to ‘Stop Global Warming’?
In an attempt to ‘stop global warming’, scientists have been experimenting with dumping several tons of iron into the Antarctic ocean in order to potentially fertilize the development of plankton.
Despite raising a multitude of red flags raised from leading scientific organizations and health watch organizations, a new study is now calling for the practice to be even further extended as a worldwide ‘geoengineering’ strategy to alter the climate via dumping hundreds of tons of iron dust into the ocean.
Previous research found that by dumping the heavy metal into oceans worldwide it could not only devastate the marine life population, but deplete oxygen levels and explode the growth of certain unwanted organisms.
The implementation began with a California-based company known as Planktos, a self-described private ‘ecorestoration’ company.
While the widescale iron dumping experiment was halted due to lack of funding, some are still calling for the plan to be followed through.
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