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6 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y 61 (1995)
Can Algae Save Civilization - A Look at Technology, Law, and Policy regarding Iron Fertilization of the Ocean to Counteract the Greenhouse Effect

handle is hein.journals/colenvlp6 and id is 67 raw text is: Can Algae Save Civilization? A
Look at Technology, Law, and
Policy Regarding Iron
Fertilization of the Ocean to
Counteract the Greenhouse Effect
James Edward Petersont
Applied Science is a conjuror, whose bottomless hat yields impartially
the softest ofAngora rabbits and the most petrifying of Medusas.
Aldous Huxley
I. INTRODUCTION
II. THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT AND CLIMATE
A. The Greenhouse Effect
B. Climate and Climate Change
III. FERTILIZING THE SEA: CAN ALGAE SAVE CIVIIZATION?
A. Oceanic Absorption of Carbon Dioxide
B. Iron as a Micronutrient Fertilizer
1. The Iron Hypothesis
2. Initial Experiments-Bottle Tests
3. Field Testing the Iron Hypothesis
C. Possibilities of Geoengineering
D. Other Uncertainties, and Possible Side Effects
IV. THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ISSUES
A. Soft Law: Principles and Guidelines
1. The Stockholm Declaration
 The Author holds a doctorate in geology and is an attorney practicing law in
Evergreen, Colorado.

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