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Looking to Oceans to Capture Carbon Dioxide

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Looking to Oceans to Capture Carbon Dioxide

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Looking to Oceans to Capture Carbon Dioxide

Looking to Oceans to Capture Carbon Dioxide

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James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia hypothesis, talks about his idea to spur the oceans to capture large amounts of CO2. Under the plan, large vertical tubes would bring nutrient-rich water from the ocean depths closer to the surface, feeding algal blooms that would absorb excess carbon dioxide.

Guest:

James Lovelock, geophysiologist and honorary visiting fellow at the University of Oxford