Australia Pushed for Geoengineered Oceans Termination at Global Levels

Australia Pushed for Geoengineered Oceans Termination at Global Levels

Australia is urgently calling for a ban on geoengineering the oceans with iron sulfate. It is a mechanism which came to importance in the previous year. The process followed an attempt to supplement salmon stocks off the Canadian Pacific coast by the addition of chemicals to ocean waters.

Australia is heading forward for an amendment in the local Protocol on Marine pollution and dumping at Sea which will be launching a complete elimination on the practices of fertilizing the oceans without scientific explanation.

Australia claims that the practice is unverified. The technique of trying to geoengineer the oceans by discarding iron into the seas to oppose the effects of anthropomorphic (man-made) climate change is baseless. The practice is mostly referred as "ocean fertilization".

It has been proposed as a process of escalating the quantity of carbon dioxide absorption by the oceans and improving the fish stocks. The controversy gets initiated from the deeds of the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation which is run by a US entrepreneur.

In 2012, the company dumped 100 tons of iron sulfates along with the iron oxide and iron dust into the ocean off British Columbia. However, the company had claimed that it wanted to encourage the numbers of phytoplankton in the ocean.

The theory of being that more abundant plankton would mean a hike in salmon numbers. They said their intention was to benefit the public.

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