Ocean carbon study to quit Hawaii
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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