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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: January 2021

8 - Ocean Fertilization

Summary

Despite the predicted and already felt consequences of climate change, our dependence on fossil fuels shows no signs of wavering. According to the Climate Transparency’s Brown to Green Report 2018, 15 of the G20 nations reported a rise in emissions in 2017. In order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, large-scale extraction of carbon dioxide (CO2) seems imperative. This was acknowledged by the IPCC in its Fifth Assessment Report (2014), where the Synthesis Report contained a brief discussion of the present and potential future role and limitations of geoengineering technologies.

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