Is ‘hacking’ the ocean a climate change solution? U.S. experts endorse research on carbon-removal strategies.

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It's not clear if the tactics would meaningfully slow global warming, but a 300-page report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, argues that the U.S. should at least investigate whether ocean-based carbon-removal strategies are worthwhile. With the effects of climate change rising, there may come a time when averting catastrophic warming depends on sucking up carbon dioxide that has already been unleashed. "“This is the kind of deep dive we need,” said Kim Cobb, Georgia Power chair and ADVANCE Professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. (Cobb was not involved in the report.) “It helps us to understand the potential benefits and downside risks and all the warts that you don’t get in the battles that are waged on op-ed pages.” (This report is also covered in CleanTechnica.) 

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College of Sciences, EAS

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Environment
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College of Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, kim cobb, National Academies of Sciences, engineering, and Medicine, Global Warming, ocean-based carbon removal
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Dec 15, 2021 - 1:13pm
  • Last Updated: Dec 15, 2021 - 1:13pm