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Haida Gwaii Geo-Engineering, Pt 1

Iron Sulfate dropping and resulting plankton bloom off the coast of Haida Gwaii causes contoversy.

Iron Sulfate dropping and resulting plankton bloom off the coast of Haida Gwaii causes contoversy.

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The science behind geo-engineering as, at best, uncertain. Geo-engineering, of course, is the attempt to manipulate the environment manually in an attempt to reduce or mitigate rising greenhouse gases.

Recently, a private geo-engineering project off Canada's west coast has been causing international concern. One hundred tonnes of iron sulphate has been dropped into the Pacific ocean -- in a so-called "ocean fertilization" scheme -- and now, some say,  it's causing a big problem.  
   
Jim Thomas is the research program manager for the ETC group, an N-G-O that monitors the effects of geo-engineering projects. We reached Mr. Thomas in Montreal

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