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Commencement Speech - Dan Whaley Univ of Illinois
Why Ocean Iron Fertilization?
Building relationships between scientists and business in ocean iron fertilization
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  Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention
March 22-26, 2010
Asilimar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA
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  Recent Posts
  ISIS Consortium Launches
  February 22, 2011, 9:01 am by Dan | Climos Notes
  Today, a new research group has been announced that will focus on furthering our understanding of the efficacy and impacts of ocean iron fertilization (OIF). An initial group of twelve universities and research centers from around the world have come together to found the ISIS (in situ iron studies) Consortium.  Its mission is to explore the potential impact...  >>>
  KALW interview of Dan Whaley on OIF, on Earth Day, Thursday Apr 22 at 5pm
  April 20, 2010, 2:20 pm by dan | Climos Notes
  KALW Crosscurrents is doing an interview of me talking about OIF, geoengineering and the recent Asilomar conference for Earth Day.  Kudos to them for being willing to take on a complex issue, particularly on a sacred day for environmentalists.  Could we be getting closer to the day that those...  >>>
  Ocean Ash Fertilization
  April 20, 2010, 1:21 pm by dan | Climos Notes
  An article looks at the positive benefits of ash to the nutrient cycle in the ocean... There are a few good papers on this, including Frogner, et al 2001 in Geology. "By now, you may know that airborne ash from the volcano that erupted through...  >>>
  UK MPs call for regulation of geoengineering
  March 18, 2010, 3:53 pm by dan | Climos Notes
  The UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee has recommended that the UN be urged to take up the regulation of solar radiation management. Climate manipulation must be...  >>>
  Climos In The News  
September 3, 2009
In case the world can't contain its carbon emissions, among geoengineering fixes Dan Whaley, founder and chief executive of California-based Climos, hopes tiny plankton that live on the ocean surface can be used to absorb CO2 as they grow. "These are not silver bullet solutions, but things that might take the edge off," he told Reuters. "What is the risk of doing nothing? We think it's so extraordinary it's apocalyptic. These geoengineering projects, the research into this, is an exercise to reduce future risk."

July 1, 2009
Reasonably thoughtful overview of the field by The Atlantic.   "If Martin’s ideas are sound, Climos could in effect become the world’s gardener by seeding Antarctic waters with iron and creating vast, rapidly growing offshore forests to replace the ones that no longer exist on land."

January 4, 2009
Tom Merrit (Executive editor of CNET TV) and Roger Chang from East Meets West interview Climos CEO Dan Whaley

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