Russ George: The World's First Rogue Geoengineer
Geoengineering: Ocean Iron Fertilization (OIF)
Russ George dumps iron in the Pacific Ocean with his Haida Salmon Restoration Project. A very large subsequent algae bloom was spotted on satellite. Outrage ensues followed by scientific studies.
An American businessman made waves last month when, without asking permission, he dumped a bunch of iron sulfate into the Pacific Ocean to launch a carbon-sequestering geoengineering experiment. With these sorts of Earth-hacking ideas being floated, what's to stop a man with the means from doing it himself?
- "Planktos Algae Bloom, MODIS AQUA Satellite, August 29, 2012." ClimateViewer Mobile Map
- "Planktos Algae Bloom, MODIS AQUA Satellite, August 29, 2012." ClimateViewer 3D Globe
- "World’s Largest Geoengineering Deployment Off Coast of Canada’s British Columbia." ETC Group (2012)
- "Full Press Coverage of 2012 Ocean Fertilization Scheme Near Haida Gwaii." ETC Group (2012)
- Luckacs, Martin. "World’s biggest geoengineering experiment ‘violates’ UN rules." The Guardian (2012)
- Biello, David. "Pacific Ocean Hacker Speaks Out." Scientific American (2012)
- Biello, David. "Can Controversial Ocean Iron Fertilization Save Salmon?" Scientific American (2012)
- Doyle, Kathryn. "Can We Stop Modern-Day Mad Scientists?" Popular Mechanics (2012)
- George, Russ. "Haida Salmon Restoration." Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation (2013)
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