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The WHOI Lye Dumping Experiment: A Reckless Attempt at Climate Mitigation
9 hours ago Charles Rotter

The recent announcement by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to conduct an experiment involving the dumping of lye into the ocean is a striking example of the overzealous and poorly thought-out measures being taken under the guise of combating climate change. This initiative, detailed in a July 7th Nantucket Current article, is fraught with scientific uncertainties and potential environmental hazards that far outweigh any speculative benefits.


https://nantucketcurrent.com/news/whoi-plans-experiment-to-combat-climate-change-in-waters-southwest-of-nantucket
According to the article, WHOI plans to conduct a geoengineering experiment aimed at reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels by adding alkaline substances, specifically lye, to the ocean. The underlying hypothesis is that the addition of lye will increase the ocean’s alkalinity, enhancing its ability to absorb CO₂ from the atmosphere.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2024/07/09/the-whoi-lye-dumping-experiment-a-reckless-attempt-at-climate-mitigation/
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