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Ocean fertilization and other climate change mitigation strategies: an overview
Huesemann, M.H. (2008). Ocean fertilization and other climate change mitigation strategies: an overview. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 364: 243-250. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07545
In: Marine Ecology Progress Series. Inter-Research: Oldendorf/Luhe. ISSN 0171-8630, more
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Keywords
    Carbon dioxide; Carbon sequestration; Climatic changes; Cost analysis; Economic benefits; Economic growth; Economic growth; Efficiency; Environmental management; Environmental management; Environmental policy; Environmental policy; Fertilizers; Global warming; Global warming; Global warming; Management; Oceans; Renewable energy; Renewable energy; Marine

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  • Huesemann, M.H.

Abstract
    In order to evaluate ocean fertilization in the larger context of other proposed strategies for reducing the threat of the global warming, a wide range of different climate change mitigation approaches are compared in terms of their long-term potential, stage of development, relative costs and potential risks, as well as public acceptance. This broad comparative analysis is carried out for the following climate change mitigation strategies: supply-side and end-use efficiency improvements, terrestrial and geological carbon sequestration, CO2 ocean disposal and iron fertilization, nuclear power, and renewable energy generation from biomass, passive solar, solar thermal, photo-voltaics, hydroelectric and wind. In addition, because of the inherent problems of conducting an objective comparative cost-benefit analysis, 2 non-technological solutions to global warming are also discussed: curbing population growth and transitioning to a steady-state economy.

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