Tuesday, November 27, 2007

How to fix global warming

Posted on Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 4:00 PM

Pee in the ocean. A LOT. Really.

Below is an excerpt from the London Telegraph:

Proposal to fix Pacific with 'urea' dump

By Charles Clover, Environment Editor
Last Updated: 6:01pm GMT 05/11/2007

Proposals to dump large quantities of nitrogen-rich chemical in the Pacific as a quick fix for climate change have emerged at a UN treaty meeting in London.

An Australian company is planning to dump 500 tons of urea into the sea between Philippines and Borneo
An Australian company is planning to dump 500 tons of urea into the sea between Philippines and Borneo

Governments meeting to discuss whether the oceans should be used for experiments aimed at "fixing" carbon from the atmosphere heard that an Australian company is planning to dump 500 tons of industrially-produced urea - a substance that naturally occurs in urine - into the sea between Philippines and Borneo.

The meeting of members of the London Convention, the UN treaty on dumping at sea, heard that Ocean Nourishment Corporation of Sydney was in discussion with the Philippines government to pump nitrogen-rich water into the sea to stimulate algal blooms.

The idea is to pump the urea into barren areas of the ocean on the edge of the continental shelf to stimulate the growth of plant plankton.

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