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

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

The report reads like the basis for a science-fiction novel.

In one scenario, humanity fights climate change by fertilizing the ocean, boosting the growth of tiny photosynthetic creatures that pull carbon out of the atmosphere. In another, scientists change the chemistry of seawater so it can absorb more planet-warming gases. There is even a proposal for sending electrical currents through the waves, breaking apart molecules and enhancing their ability to take up carbon dioxide.

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