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The Feds May Have Known of Geoengineering Experiment in BC

Environment  (tags: geoengineering test, iron sulfate, phytoplankton bloom, carbon sink, unknown effect, Ottawa, federal government, knowledge, secret, Green party, Parti Vert du Canada, Elizabeth May, Green Party leader, MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands, environment, climate change )

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"The fact that Federal officials may have known about this and let it to happen is disturbing. Have they allowed a Californian rogue investor to play with fire at the expense of Canada's environment?"said Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada Leader & MP..

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Kit B. (276)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 2:19 pm

Meanwhile we are wondering why this issue of global destruction is still considered "debatable'? Sure it's up for debate as long as people continue the Ostrich Syndrome, and we are each paying for this, our children, grandchildren. Each generation is paying with more illness, now for more "experiments" to find an easy way of absorbing the damage of CO2, without having to compromise on one cent of profit. This defies common sense, and most certainly science.

From the article:

The geoengineering technique of “ocean fertilization” creates an artificial bloom of plankton in the ocean in the hope it will absorb carbon dioxide and then sink to the ocean bed.

“This kind of experiment is very, very risky business. Scientists have warned us it can destroy oceanic ecosystems, create toxic tides, and aggravate ocean acidification and global warming. The long-term absorption of carbon dioxide in water is also contested. The bottom line is that ocean fertilization has a high potential of catastrophic effects and a low potential of success. It is a road we should not take at any cost,” said Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada Leader and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands.

Dave C. (232)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 2:34 pm
I thought the initial studies on geoengineering the oceans were being done on a much smaller scale???

while geo-engineering maybe have to be done in the end if we can't stop and start trying to save our home, now is not the time and not secretly or in such large experiments....

Kelly Colwell (5)
Friday October 19, 2012, 3:44 pm
This is so shocking! BC has enough troubles without Americans coming in and experimenting on our waters and ecosystems.....
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