Takeaways:

  • Ocean and climate scientists are pushing the U.S. government to invest $1.3 billion to develop ways to improve the ocean’s ability to store carbon dioxide.
  • In a report published by the National Academy of Sciences, techniques to do this include restoring degraded ecosystems, dumping nutrients like iron and phosphorus into the water, and jolting the ocean with electricity to make it less acidic.
  • The final assessment indicated that nutrient fertilization and electrocution would be the more effective ways to reduce carbon dioxide. […]

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