The ocean off the coast of Hawaii
The researchers, who plan to release tonnes of liquefied carbon dioxide in the deep ocean in an attempt to mitigate the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, say there are no environmental grounds for dropping the project.
But environmentalists are suspicious of the experiment because they see carbon sequestration as a 'red herring' introduced into the Kyoto negotiations to divert attention from the need to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
Reference: Nature 417, 888 (2002)
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