Oceanographer’s thought they could fertilize the phytoplankton in the ocean with iron dust to trigger the absorptions of carbon dioxide (CO2). They hoped the the blooming phytoplankton would uptake vast amounts of CO2 and then filled with satisfaction simply sink to the bottom of the sea to sequester, or store, all of the CO2 we humans produce.
Well, it didn’t work and couldn’t have worked for several reasons. Primarily because the phytoplankton is part of our food chain. To assume they would sink to the bottom and save us from CO2 poisoning was childish and wishful.
Fact is, after wasting who knows how much money and man hours, they dumped tons of iron dust into the ocean’s and all they did is feed swarms of copepods. Probably not a bad thing, because eventually the copepods are consumed by squid and whales.
But they didn’t help heal the oceans. They may be on to something, but there is no sense in just “treating the symptoms” if we are unwilling to address the root cause.
They expect the CO2 to sequester, or sink to the bottom and hide there. fact is the dialectic layers of the ocean which are usually 4 degrees Celsius are warming up. If the cold water belts containing ancient CO2 are rising, dumping more CO2 into the surface may be doing more damage than good.
The issue seems to be about alkalinity “and” temperature.
Adding only iron seems shortsighted, I would think a broad spectrum mineral “food support” supplement would be superior. The food support supplement could be slanted toward having more iron, yet should consider other subtle nutritional needs as well.
Protecting these cold water layers is essential. These same dielectric layers of anomalous temperature bands also naturally exist in the atmosphere- and they are also under stress from pollutants, solar flares and rocket science . . . these deep sea rivers also help maintain proper pH (Salinity).
We need to protect these cold arteries of life the same as we need to protect and nurture the great living reefs and the continental rain forests . . . these need to be our priorities as stewards of this blue-green biosphere.
Let’s not make the common and absurd mistake of treating the symptoms and ignoring the true cause of the problem. This worries me. If we treat the planet like Western medicine treats our bodies, the oceans are doomed.
When your body becomes acidic over a prolonged period of time, calcium and other minerals are drawn from your bones in a last ditch effort to “alkalize” . . . this causes loss of bone density and other health challenges. Our planet is suffering from the same “acidosis” and the “blood of the planet,” or sea water, is drawing the minerals out of the coral.
My intuitive knowledge suggests perhaps recycling some of the dead coral calcium found along some shore lines in with the supplemental mineral mix.
All life is connected through the food chain to the environment and down to our very genetic switch boards . . . by helping to cure our environment we will discover how to heal the nations and our bodies. The same natural principles govern our health as well as the planets health.
We just can’t afford to make anymore mistakes when dealing with the environment. Nothing could be more important than taking the right action, but we must be certain. This is not a rehearsal, the planet cannot afford anymore of our stupidity.
If your body’s temperature rises above 98.6, you call it a fever . . . our living planet has a fever. We can either be part of the problem or part of the solution, but “the answer does exist” . . . let’s hope we discover it before irreversible damage has been done.
Suggested reading: Viktor Schauberger’s Living Water, or Living Energies, to understand the importance of “cooling“ and revitalizing technologies.
“Viktor Schauberger’s basic thesis contains a universal, twofold movement principle. He meant that life sustains by a gathering, ‘implosive type of movement’ and reversed, a spreading, explosive movement that leads to the extinguishing of life. With the implosive movement coolness, suction growth and healthiness follows.”
“The explosive movement generates heat, pressure, fragmentation, illness, and death. His opinion was that man had only succeeded in mastering the movement of death in order to release energy. All known engines are based on explosion, heat and pressure. To only use the explosive movement, definitely leads to the destruction of nature. These thoughts did not get any sympathy in his time, decades before the environmental problems showed up.”
Do I have a witness?