Sinking seaweed in the deep ocean for carbon neutrality is ahead of science and beyond the ethics

Aurora M Ricart, Dorte Krause-Jensen, Kasper Hancke, Nichole N Price, Pere Masque, Carlos M. Duarte

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Abstract

Sinking vast amounts of seaweed in the deep ocean is currently being proposed as a promising ocean carbon dioxide removal strategy as well as a natural-based solution to mitigate climate change. Still, marketable carbon offsets through large-scale seaweed sinking in the deep ocean lack documentation and could involve unintended environmental and social consequences. Managing the risks requires a number of urgent actions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEnvironmental Research Letters
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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