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Sprinkle iron dust in the oceans. Wait a while. Phytoplankton will bloom. Let these plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and watch them grow. Wait a little longer, and hope the atmosphere cools down.
This, more or less, is the recipe for Ocean Iron Fertilization (OIF).
Seems quick and easy, right? But, would you try it?
Professor Marc Dubé chooses not to drive his green Corolla when he goes to work every morning. Instead, he walks a few blocks from his home to the University of Ottawa.
“I don’t drive the car much,” Dubé says. For the most part, it sits in the garage except when he goes for groceries, hockey practice, or on vacation with his family.
Ferlánder Arguedas was eight years old when he began painting. At the time, it was simply his form of entertainment. His canvas was often a coffee leaf. Today, his canvas is often a duck feather.
Ferlánder, now 27, says that when his father saw him painting as a kid he would discourage him from spending time on what he regarded as a fruitless activity. He recalls his father telling him, “Ferlánder, go and clean that plantain plant because that plant is going to give you food in three months whereas that paint brush won’t.”
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